A Fun Back-to-School Activity
This is the Way We Go to School – A Book About Children Around the World by Edith Baer is one of my favorite books to share during the first couple weeks of school. Written in rhyme, it shares different ways that children go to school around the globe: ferry, trolley car, bus, helicopter, and lots more.
Geared for the primary grades, this book introduces young children to countries around the world (a map is included in the book) and teaches them that while children all over the world go to school, the way they get there can be very different. The book is beautifully illustrated with watercolor sketches by Steve Bjorkman.
Check out my FREE integrated LESSON PLAN for using this book in your classroom. It includes geography, writing, and graphing activities.