In the communities unit of our Social Studies book, they wanted me to teach the kids how to use a compass rose. So we did just that!
After introducing the compass rose, pointing out the compass rose on every map in our room, and reading the pages in our book, we played a fun game that reinforced the cardinal directions!
One at a time, a kid would sit outside the room while we'd hide our traveling buddy, Tyrone, somewhere in the room.
Afterwards, the first and second graders drew maps of our classroom including a compass rose. This was a little tough for some of them because they had to draw the room from an angle that they don't usually see, but I was really impressed with their hard work and all the little details they included!