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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Our First Lapbook

We did not do a project this week because Chelsea and Nick wanted to work on their lapbooks. In case you have never heard of it before, a lapbook is an educational tool made out of a folder that usually uses several minit books and can fold up to fit into your child's lap. I have seen several examples of these on other homeschooling blogs and we decided to give it a try. It was a lot of fun and will be something we definitely do again. Chelsea's will not be done for several weeks because hers is a lot more involved than the boys'. The boys read Madeline for Five in a Row this week so their books were finished in just a few days. Alex did not do as much as Nick since he is only 4 he joins in when he wants to.

Front Cover- Nick colored a picture of Madeline I found the link on http://www.homeschoolshare.com/

First Flap- Vocabulary Words- Nick wrote the words then dictated the definitions to me.

Second Flap- Paris France- minit book Where in the World is France? and coloring page of Madeline and the Eiffel Tower(from homeschoolshare)

Third Flap-Math- We did a lesson on symmetry and dividing twelve girls into different groups. (both minit books from homeschoolshare)

Fourth flap- Art- Nick wanted to draw a picture from the book so he drew the house.

Last Flap- Science- Health- Benefits of Exercise minit book, Clean Hands minit book (you guessed it from homeschoolshare), drawings by Nick of sleeping and eating healthy to keep our bodies healthy.

All in all I think it was a pretty good attempt for a first try.

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