In the Works ~ Christmas Symbols Lapbook

We are making a Christmas Symbols lapbook and I have found some great resources I would like to share. I ordered the Christmas Symbols lapbook from Hands of Child and have used this as inspiration. Although they have wonderful ideas, I am pretty particular about graphics and fonts (my husband says I am crazy) so I redid all of their ideas and added a few of my own. I used this website for most of my additional information. And you can find almost everything in the Hands of a Child lapbook there too. I decided to create pdfs of my Publisher documents so I could share online with anyone who wants to use it! I did use 2 of the actual items from the lapbook I paid for so obviously those aren’t in the documents. This is nothing fancy :) but it’s gonna work for us!

I made up a sample since I had to choose from MANY options of symbols to include, and make sure what I chose, fit! Here is a photo, so you can see what it looks like. Most are just little fold in half “minibooks” where you write the symbolism on the inside. The colors one is a flap book, with each color flipping open. The Tree is actually a stapled minibook with several pages to write the symbolism of all the things found on a tree (and also of the tree). On the back I am putting the Jesus is better than Santa poem.

Link to PDF files
I am also doing this lapbook with my 11-12 year old girls’ Sunday school class, they are excited!

In the Works ~ Giant Panda Lapbook

P chose to do a lapbook about giant pandas and is really enjoying learning about them! I am learning a lot too! For a few days now he has been working on his panda copywork and drawing from his Draw Write Now Book book. I LOVE these books, he does too. He doesn’t even complain about the writing anymore, he copies one sentence per day until we complete an assignment.

Happy Birthday ~ Lapbook

P made his Nanee a lapbook for her birthday! We took it home to her over Thanksgiving (they live about 10 hours from us) and she loved it!

Top Left: We all wrote a page for our “Dear Nanee,” minibook
Bottom Left: P wrote words to describe Nanee under each flap
Top Middle: He drew her a flower picture
Bottom Middle: My Grandmother
Right: P wrote Nanee a song

Thanksgiving Lapbook

It’s done! Follow this link to see the rest of the photos!

Morning Message

We have been doing our daily morning message for awhile now (see this post for when we began) and today I decided to shake it up a bit and have P write along with me. I used to do it this way when I taught school, although the whole class participated and we used a big flip chart. With one student it is much easier! P really enjoyed this and loved it even more when there were more blue letters (ones HE knew) than purple ones (ones he did not know).