Dot to Dot

Have you seen the Census Dotmap? It’s a pretty amazing visual of the North American population… 454,064,098 dots. Which one are you?

If you zoom in, you can see me in this section. 🙂

Want to know more? View the who, what, and why here.

Happy President’s Day

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Looking for a new way to introduce more visuals into the classroom? Try easel.ly. You can get started by “recycling” one of the many vhemes (visual themes) provided or build your own. There are many graphics, icons, and fonts to choose from, too, as you create and customize your own infographic.

Have fun creating and picturing information in new ways!

p.s. I have another freebie available here (Book Response Task Cards: President’s Day Theme).

The activities included on the task cards are based on the stories and illustrations in the following books (and aligned to CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1, 3.3, & 3.7):

First Friday Freebie #2

President’s Day is fast approaching. The Impossible Patriotism Project by Linda Skeers is one of my favorite books this time of year. As Caleb and his classmates discuss what patriotism means to them and create projects for parents’ night, your students can also be challenged to define and illustrate patriotism through their own eyes.

I enjoy using ABC books with my students. It’s a fun way to encourage discussion and collaboration and to assess where their understanding is on a subject. Plus they make fun additions to the classroom library and nice references for students throughout the year. Laminate the pages back-to-back (to create double-sided pages) and bind together, and they will be durable for extended use.

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You can find my “Patriotism Is…” ABC book template here (First Friday Freebie #2). Enjoy!