Monday, May 21, 2007


We're doing a project right now in my first-grade class for the kids to learn about some places in Indiana that are significant to them. They're transferring things from a regular map like Indianapolis (one boy called it "Indiana-napolis," which is pretty good for reading it independently!), some local lakes, some cities, and a few rivers to their own maps.

One of my boys noticed the town of Jamestown, Indiana, and said,

"There is a town called Jamestown on this map. I think that must be where James from the other class lives because it is called JAMEStown. Do you get that? JAMES-town, like a town with James."

Got it.

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