What an ambitious project! We were successful in making our big map this morning that shows everyone's route to school. The students are experts now on how to draw a compass rose, and all seem comfortable with directions (Never Eat Soggy Waffles!) We also had to agree on symbols and what should be included in our key.
Some kids live right in the neighborhood, and some live very far away. But we all love to come to school! (As a sweet aside, one child mistakenly called me "Mama" today. It happens all the time. The student was a bit embarrassed until another child said, "Oh, we all do it. And it does make sense, because we are like a family.")
Here are great examples of just a few of the maps we saw today: