Welcome to Ms. Gierchak's Grade 2 Class and their homemade world map where the desk layout is changed every month with the input of her students!
This month, since we are learning about the continents and oceans, we made our room into a map of the globe. Each of the students is in a desk set up that represents their continent which is hung from the ceiling using yarn. The silver tape on the floor represents the Equator and the Prime Meridian. The reason some groups are larger and some are smaller is because we made them based on the physical size of the continent as well. It is super fun and they love the constant discussion of map vocabulary and using it in their everyday lives.