I've been creative this month...with blankets! First up though, classroom made-its.
I've made up a game for out Explorers unit, based on something that I remembered from when I was in school. Students have to sail across the world, avoiding the pitfalls (like storms and sea monsters!), chronicling their journey in their ship's log. My kids are having a BLAST! They love it and get so excited for it when I say it is time.
It only takes about 15 minutes a day (I give them some time to write in their ship's log before and after). They finish up their log entry, I read it and decide how many spaces they move (up to 4). They then discuss what direction they want to move in while I check other logs. If they hit one of the 'perils' they have to pull a travel card-which are both good and bad. They could also pull a travel card whenever I feel like it...just to keep things interesting!
Here is the map I made (it's in two pictures because it's so big and I wanted you to have a good look :)
I also created ship's logs, travel cards and the little ships you see on the map.
I worked at creating some graphic organizers (we call them GO's in my class...so I don't have to write graphic organizer each time on the morning message!)
Remember last Monday Made It I was working on a blanket for a co-worker...well I finished it! (And she had her baby early-before I gave her the blanket!)
|Close up of stitch detail|
|Full blanket laid out...bigger than I thought!|
What's your made it?
Smiles and Sunshine,