Procedure Day Two
Ask the students to sit on the floor in a circle. In the center of the circle place a large piece of bulletin board paper. Tell the students that together you will create a map of the classroom (or playground, cafeteria). Gather suggestions of what the map should include: desks, shelves, tables, coat hooks, clock, TV, windows, doors and so on. What symbols should be used for the Map Key (Legend)? What should be drawn on the map? What should be cut out and pasted on the map? Use the patterns to trace and cut desks or tables from construction paper.
Then the students should all have different jobs to do to add to the classroom map. When completed hang the map in the room or hallway.
Create a treasure map or maps for students to follow to find the treasure. Make sure there is a treasure to find!
Ritchie, Scot. Follow That Map: A First Book of Mapping Skills. Kids Can Press, 2009.
Penner, Lucille Recht. X Marks the Spot! Kane Press, 2002.
Peck, Jan. Pirate Treasure Hunt. Pelican Publishing, 2008.