We have entered a unit on maps! Thus far, we have followed three types of maps to three different places, and back! For each place, the students were required to follow the given GPS, map or written directions to find out where they would be going. This included reading street signs, walking safely in the community and being aware of their surroundings, crossing at crosswalks and distinguishing between left and right. Although a teacher lead each group for guidance and needed prompting (the class was split in two different groups taking alternate ways to get to the security destination), the students ultimately completed the task autonomously. We have had a GPS experience that lead us to Birnn Chocolates, where we had to listen carefully to directions, or else we would re-route! There, we got some wonderful truffles and were lucky enough to have beautiful weather. Then, we took some written directions to the Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robins combination. Everybody needed to follow the directions backwards in order to get back to the high school with a sweet treat in hand! Lastly, we took a traditional map route to the Farmer's Market, where the students were able to handle their own money and pick up some snacks for the soccer game we were about to go watch. Each experience left us with a little something different and many skills which we will be utilizing within the upcoming weeks as well further explore directions.