Saturday, July 21, 2007

RyLee Kays first lap book

I have used Tapestry of grace since 2003. We love it! We have come to a point in our home school that we wont use anything else! Until!!! in 2005 Jennifer Steward came to my house to give a wonderful workshop on flap books! Aka Lap Books.

Jennifer calls her product Flap Books because Tobin's Lab created "Lap Books". They are one in the same. Just a different name.

While she gave her presentation all of us were pretty inspired and enjoyed the knowledge and expertise and wisdom she shared with us. She also brought a ton of her unit studies, books and resources! It was so much fun!

One of the best things about that night though was a book I found.It was called Galloping the Globe. i had to have that book! Here it is.

Found here. Geomatters:

I "had" to use this with Rylee. I knew she would love it! It was a good experience, even though we did not complete the book. We enjoyed learning about geography, cultures, people, events, monuments, scripture and more. It was a nice unity study her 4th grade year.

This is also the year we made our first lap book and implemented all the things I learned from Jennifer. Here is RyLees first lap book that she made all by herself (well I helped cut things out *Ü*)In the first section of the book we learned about china, but also many insects. Not related to China, I know.... it was still fun!

RyLee Kays cover

Here is a look inside

Butterfly book. We printed this from Enchanted Learning.


More on the butterfly


This is an extension we placed on the back of the lap book to add more about the lady bug. Again, most of this we printed out from Enchanted learning, or got our ideas from "the Ultimate Lap book Handbook" by Tobins lab.

More to the extension

Last one! *Ü*

She did a great job and we were both very proud! She was nine when we made this. I will be posting more about our note booking and lap booking adventures. This year we will lap book/ Notebook some history and we will be using Live and Learn press new folds for Apologia Biology and Astronomy. We will use Knowledge Box Centrals TOG lap books for our note books and also Zoology 1. On our own we will be making pages to add to RyLees school notebook about Presidents and States. This will be a 2 year project!

1 comment:

my5wolfcubs said...

Very nice ant lapbook, RyLee! My favorite part was the writing on the light green page about ants in the kitchen -- because we just had ants in our kitchen! I look forward to hearing more about how your family uses lapbooks and seeing more pictures!
Lee (from the WTM board)