Friday, September 23, 2011

California Regions

This week my class wrapped up our learning of the four main regions of California by making these bean maps.  My grade level does these every year. We used rice, pinto/kidney beans, split peas, and popcorn kernels to represent the coast, mountain, central valley and desert areas.

I joined up with Clutter Free Classroom's Peek into my Planbook Linky.

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  1. That is so creative and cute! I bet your students will always remember that. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  2. That is so cute and such a great idea! :)

    - Elizabeth

  3. I love this!! I'm going to have to show my other third grade teacher we've done the salt dough maps before this is great!
    Thanks, Nancy

    The Apple Basket Teacher

  4. Love this idea. The one I've done is so much bigger and takes the class awhile to do. The plate gives it additional support for all the items.

  5. This is SO NEAT! You have some really wonderful ideas - thanks for sharing.
    I am your newest follower :)

  6. I LOVE that idea! I am sending the link to all of my California teacher friends! It makes me want to teach 4th grade in CA just to do that project!! Love, love, love!

  7. My daughter just learned about the California regions in class and has not stopped talking about it, which led me to your blog. I was google searching wanting to teach her more ( I'm just a mom, not a school teacher ) about the California regions. I am SO excited that I can visit your blog to help reinforce what she has already learned.


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