Frustrated with the old large maps taking up so much space in my closet, I decided to put them to good use. The metal piece was broken on the end of the maps so they were unable to hang above my board. I thought, “hmmm…what can I do with these?” Well, as you can see in the picture below, I decided to snip, snip, snip. I could now refer to the map in my reading corner when we discussed different books. Having a map in my reading corner proved to be very handy especially when we discussed a place that the students were unfamiliar with. I found some lovely flag border to place around the map, and it looked bright and cheery on the black bulletin board paper with red letters. I also gathered postcards to post above the map from volunteers and friends when they would go on vacation.