My store is up and running. I am resurrecting my mapping skills to create maps for teachers to use. For years I was frustrated with the lack of helpful blackline maps and the ones I found didn't have the information I wanted. With some input from my good friend, Debbie, who has taught Grade 3 for many years, and my experience teaching Grade 6, I have put together some maps of Canada.
Mapping was something I was always good at it. Shortly after university, I was fortunate to be employed by the Dewdney-Alouette Regional District where my primary responsibility was to update the various maps. So using those latent skills, and my newly developed skill of laying out (courtesy of PNW Diver Magazine), I've put together this series of 11 different maps in two sizes. These maps are hand-drawn and artistically designed to delineated land from the ocean. There's even a sea serpent in the corner!
I have more maps on the go and will soon upload a map of BC. Then I'll work across the country. I also plan on developing some grammar based editing units that will have a Canadian focus. Much of what we use in our lessons are American based, but it seems that our Canadian students could stand to learn a bit more about our incredible history since it's not explicitly taught until Secondary school. But I won't just stick to that. I'm working on one article about the History of Mac & Cheese. What's not to love about that? It's time to make editing paragraphs a little more relevant.
If you are curious about what I'm creating, click on the link 'TPT Store' on the menu above. If you are a teacher and would like to request a particular map that you want to be drawn, please let me know!