I have been much inspired by the recent trend towards lapbooking for homeschoolers. I think it’s a great idea to get your kids writing, drawing, creating, and recording their experiences from various subjects. We just finished our Mangroves/Wetlands lapbook. It was a project – only because we had so many holidays and breaks during the last few weeks in trying to finish it.
Here it is:
|Cover of book|
|Inside pages, you can see there are multiple pages in the book.|
A had to cut, color, paste, write, think, define words, look at maps, etc in order to finish it. I think she did a pretty good job and I am proud of her. We did pull pictures and drawing from the net where we could, but she also drew some things on her own.
|Journaling and a flat diorama of animals in the mangroves.|
|More photos from her field trip|
We are currently working on two others – the Middle Ages, and Sea Turtles – specifically Leatherbacks because we are doing a turtle watch this Friday. The turtle one is going to be very artsy fartsy and it will require a helping hand from Mommy at points, but will be primarily put together by A. I will post photos when we are done with the Sea Turtle lap book. It should be pretty cool.