I like creating the context of an address as a location marker. Making our homes and adding it's "location marker" helps children understand why we have addresses. The first day, I will have them make their homes. The second day, we will set up the mini-city.
I begin by asking, "How can I find your home?" We will brainstorm ways we can locate our homes. It always boils down to the address. I will then give them their address to attach to their homes.
On the third day, I will use these homes as sorting tools. We will sort our homes by the numbers, the letters, the street names - any way we can brainstorm sorting the addresses. This makes learning your address so much more fun!
The fourth day, we will visit the final step - discussing phone numbers. "How can I talk to you at your home from my home?"
We will attach our phone numbers to our homes. And do the sorting process once again.
I will give children the choice to keep their home at school to use in block play for that week. I will post photos after we do this project!