Monday, June 13, 2016

Day 175 - 3-D Map of Boston - Mrs. Duncan - Francis Wyman Kindergarten

Our map of Boston is complete!  The students worked very hard to create a 3D map of the area of Boston we toured a couple of weeks ago on our field trip.  It shows the area of Beacon Hill and the Public Garden and includes the State House, Louisburg Square, the Charles River, the Swan Boats, and many other buildings that are found in Boston.  The students added other details too, such as trees, stop signs, traffic lights, and even a playground!  If you look carefully, you can even see ducks swimming in the Charles River!  This was a wonderful way for students to recall things and places they saw on our field trip, learn some map skills, and discuss important parts of a city.  We read Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey before the field trip and then reread it again afterward.  The students were more engaged the second time and were excited to read about the places that were more familiar to them now that they had actually been there and made a map of the area. 

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