Lapbooking

Zimmersgirl - posted on 08/08/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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A friend was telling me about lapbooking and we've done notebooking and had some aspects of lapbooking involved, but think for my younger son this might be more fun. I've been doing research on it but was curious....


Have you tried it? What do you think?

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User - posted on 10/28/2011

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Zimmersgirl - posted on 10/03/2009

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Thanks so much, ladies! These are some awesome resources and some good encouragement that is needed. We've had a rough couple of weeks so we got a bit off track. This is all just what I needed to get back on track. Thank you!

Trudy - posted on 09/17/2009

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It is very fun and a wonderful thing to do with many ages. I enjoy unit studies and have found some lap books that go along with our science. Go to www.Rainbowresource.org and search for lapbooks. We are using the Apologia science and the lapbooks that go with it. For me it is a great help to have it all thought out by someone else.

Anna - posted on 09/11/2009

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There are totally awesome videos of how to make little booklets for inside (as well as finished) on you tube, and you just use a folder like you would use in a filing cabnet.

Here's a page of links:

http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/teachers...

Here's printable lapbook stuff:

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/lapbookin...

Here's unit studies:

http://happyhomeschool.familyclassroom.n...

Here's both:

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/lapbookin...

and some one recomended:

photobucket.com and webshot.com to browse for pics to use (I haven't looked into those yet.)

Diana - posted on 09/03/2009

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I just started using a lapbook this past week with the kids for the first time. I LOVE IT!!!! I was all worried about reading them textbooks and having them forget (which is exactly what happened), plus they got bored so quickly. I set up a lapbook and they get to search for the facts and record them in their folders. They love it. My 7 year old son has started pulling encyclopedias off the shelf to look up other stuff now...for fun :o). Anyway, I highly recommend it.

Cheryl - posted on 08/29/2009

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I did lappacks for several years with my children while we were in the ATI program. The curriculum is based on the Sermon on the Mount and each "Wisdom" book is a unit study on a verse or passage of Scripture. Each child made a "minit book" on each resource (character quality, medicine resource, law, history, etc.). They kept their minit books in their folders and when we were finished with the Wisdom book, they each made "lappacks" to put their books in. My 20-yr old still has her lappacks from when we first began 11 years ago and they are very precious to her. I must say, this method really does reinforce what they are learning plus sparks creativity and they are eager to show these finished lappacks to friends and (impressed) grandparents. After the lappacks were finished, we would have a celebration candle-light dinner and each child presented their lappacks to Daddy. This year we are doing the Prairie Primer and I'm planning to use the minit books and lappacks again (one lappack per book studied). I'm looking forward to using this approach again! P.S. Dinah Zikes has some great books on how to make the different Minit books. The lappacks are made from file folders that are put together.

Zimmersgirl - posted on 08/24/2009

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Thanks, ladies!

We've got curriculum for the core subjects, but I'd like a better record (and more interaction with the kids) for the other subjects or even just subjects that he might like to explore more (like dinosaurs, cooking, etc.)

I found a great site after I posted this question that shows you how you can make your own and even has all kinds of "unit" studies. As soon as I figure out where I bookmarked it at, I'll post it, but know the site was called homeschoolshare or something like that. It had all kinds of neat things you can do in the lapbook.

Thanks again for answering! I hope each of you has a blessed school year.

Will let you know how the lapbooking works out.

Anna - posted on 08/21/2009

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I have a friend thats used them (for years). She has a several children and expects more advanced reading/ work out of the older ones. This way she can do all the science and history at the same time with them all.

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I just got some project packs from In The Hands of A Child Website. I think they're great. To me, it is a fun project for the children that is also educational. I don't know enough to use the lapbooks as their curriculum, but apparently one could.

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