Archives for 2007

_an Word Family

We completed our 2nd word family mini-lapbook today, for the _an family. I got the poem (top right) from this site.
The book, Jan and Dan, is from here.
And, here is the book I got the word family stationary from for the pan sheet.
The book Dan is from his Calvert curriculum set.

Apples ~ Lapbook

The Inside…

Top Left: An Apple a Day…mini strip poem (from this book)
Bottom Left: Apple Recipes (things we made form our apples we picked)
Middle: photo collage of our field trip to the orchard
Top Right: Johnny Appleseed coloring (from DLTK)
Middle Right: Apples Mini Book (from Enchanted Learning)
Bottom Right: Apple sight word mini flip book (also from this book)
The Back: his “Apple Story” (stationary from this book)

__at Word Family

We are working on word families, and creating a mini-lapbook for each one. Here is our first one, for the _at family.
In My Hat
“A Cat” taken from the book, 25 Read & Write Mini-Books That Teach Word Families
__at stationary, taken from the book, Word Family Stationary
The Cat and Pat, his reader from his Calvert Kindergarten curriculum
**the cat word slider on the front is also from Calvert

Red Eared Slider Turtles ~ Lapbook

The inside…
Top Left: Turtle Facts
Bottom Left: a flip up turtle to show the top and under of the shell
Middle: “What do we feed our turtles?”
Top Right: Life cycle of a turtle
Bottom Right: Semi-Aquatic Habitat illustration

The back…his story about his turtles.
Internet Resource we used:

Sight Words

I picked up a great book while at a teacher store, Sight Word Puzzles and Activities, Gr. K-2 , not even knowing how much I would love it! Our K curriculum is great but my son is far beyond the sight words they are teaching so we had to create something for him to move at his own pace. Of course my mind went immediately to a mini-lapbook!

When we begin, I go through and highlight any of the words he can already read. Then we go over the remaining words and do one activity each day. When we begin each day we repeat the process, day by day marking off all of the words!

This is the cover… And inside:
We also got a really inexpensive book, which had these reading cards, on the top left, along with a lot of other mini books. The bottom left is his “spelling test.” When we finish working with the words, I give him a test to see if he can actually write them correctly, I have been amazed. We focus on reading them during our teaching time, but through that he has learned to write many of them as well.
These are the activities that he does each day, they are in the Sight Words Puzzles book.
I am honestly amazed at how his sight word vocabulary has improved in SUCH a short amount of time and with very little teaching effort on my part. I knew it was a long shot buying this book but it turned out to be a blessing!