Tuesday, February 28, 2012

More Map Fun & A Sale Reminder!

Today, we spent some time learning about map keys as part of our Pirate-tastic Map Unit!.  I was waiting on pirate themed silly bands to arrive from Oriental Trading, but I am truthfully really only patient with children.  Beyond that, I have no patience.  Especially when it comes to waiting for shipments.  :)  I am running a tight ship... pun intended... so I have to keep moving along with this unit.

As a result, we improvised.  We pulled my map key poster up on the SMARTboard and had a little discussion about the purpose of this map feature.  Then, we created a map key using the symbols from my bundle & chart paper.  After that, the kiddos made pirate maps with map keys on brown construction paper.  The highlight?  Crumpling them up to look like a real pirate map.  This was very exciting to third graders!  Hahahaha.  Go figure.  :)  I know that my Droid's photo crispness leaves something to be desired... so I'm sorry!  I'm the world's lousiest blogger.  I have had so many things to lug back and forth to work lately that I have intentionally neglected toting my Canon with me.  :)  Lo siento! {I'm sorry!}

Also, just a reminder!  The BIG Leap Year Sale is tomorrow!  I've been stocking up my cart with goodies, and I am super excited about it!  Here's the 411 on the promotion!  Click on the image to pull up a pdf file with links!

Click the icon below to browse my wares:

For a more comprehensive list of sales and stores, click on through to the linky party!  :)



  1. What a fun idea! I did something similar with my students. TOO CUTE! Thanks for sharing.

    A Year of Many Firsts

  2. Your pirate map looks super fun! I am a new follower!

    Kindergarten Kel

  3. I love your blog! I am awarding you the Lovely Blog Award!
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

  4. I’ve given you the One Lovely Blog Award! I love your blog!
    Little Priorities