In our Mathematics session today I read this book - it is great for teaching/reinforcing location words.
We list the words and describe the path the bear takes.
Then in the middle of the room - blocks, lego, shapes, rods, cotton reels, anything really are laid out and the students make the path the bear took.
Out the window - down the tree - down the hill, around the lake, through the trees - under the bridge, between the rocks.....this is out of order as I don't have the book with me!
They do this with a partner and are restricted to an A3 page.
When they have finished - we take photos.
Before we pack up - they draw the 3D map and talk about what each part is in relation to the story.
How amazing are their drawings of what they did?
Then the fun part - putting all the stuff away! A great time to sort our blocks.