Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mentor Text {1.26.14}

Hello all!  Today we are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for the Mentor Text Linky.  This week the theme is Social Studies.  Later this quarter we will begin our "All About Maps" unit.  Last year I received the book, There's a Map on My Lap,  from a student during the Book Fair and I'm excited to integrate into our plans this year!  There's a Map on My Lap is a nonfiction book that tells all about maps.  There is very rich vocabulary and we are sure the characters (Dr. Seuss) will keep the kiddos' attention for sure! We can't wait to use it!

We created this graphic organizer for our first Science unit earlier this year and we think it will be a good one to use for our Map unit as well.  This graphic organizer, "ABC's of Maps," allows students to draw a picture or write words about vocabulary that they are learning based on a specific unit or theme (in this case, maps).  They can put write / draw about 1 word they have learned for each letter of the alphabet.  If you'd like a FREE copy, click here.

Also, here is fun FREEBIE we just posted to our TpT store last night!  We've been finding lots of great ideas to celebrate the 100th Day on Pinterest.  We created these blank, editable signs to help organize some of these new ideas!  Click the pic to grab them!
And don't forget to check out our FREEBIE on our FB page!!  Today is the last day of the FB Free for All!

Happy Sunday to all of you!


  1. Oh wow that looks like an awesome book! I'm going to need it later this year, I see a shopping trip to Amazon coming up!!
    Thanks for sharing
    Learning to be awesome

  2. This looks like such a great book. I love Suess books, but this is a new one for me. I'm going to be on the lookout!

  3. I was looking for a good book about maps for my firsties! Thanks for sharing :)
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

    1. It's hard to find map books that are age appropriate; this is a nice one for that!

  4. I have never seen this book! Who doesn't love the Cat in the Hat! And look at all that wonderful vocabulary! That's awesome that you'll use it for firsties!! I love it!!
    Thanks for linking up!!
    Collaboration Cuties