Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Neighbourhood Map & Photo Documentary

Around Town

We've been waiting weeks to finally enjoy the grass and tackle a Village Map Project we found on 'Filth Wizardry' http://www.filthwizardry.com/2009/02/shower-curtain-village-play-mat.html
We saved our old shower curtain and instead of making up an imaginary village, we sketched out the places we frequent around home (Filth Wizardry suggests this R2-D2-like contraption below for drawing roads that worked brilliantly!)
We made sure to include a simple legend and NSEW compass, to add to our map-making skills.


Then we took a page from 'Tinkerlab's' Photo Documentary http://tinkerlab.com/photo-documentary-with-kids/ and used the camera to explore our most frequented spots: our home, the park, variety store, Vietnamese food market, bus stops, the library and arts center. 
We'll later map these photo's to get an idea of our community from a birds eye view.

 

 Pounding the Pavement

Up Close and Personal



We made sure to stop and smell the flowers, examine bark, watch a crew take down a tree and eat pine cones (plus some other mystery items she popped into her mouth before I could stop her!)

EXPAND ON MAPPING SKILLS
Pretty Posters. These amazing art posters feature famous cities from around the globe! http://www.omy.fr/shop/fr/28-coloriages-geants

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