October 15, 2007
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)
October 14, 2007
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
October 14, 2007
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: RedEaredSlider.com
September 17, 2007
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!
August 25, 2007
Our final bug for the summer of bug lapbooks, was the ladybug. P chose all of the bugs we studied himself. This was a simple lapbook, not a ton of school work type things, more just fun stuff for him! The Inside…
Left: Life Cycle of a Ladybug
Top Middle: Bible Verse, he painted it
Bottom Middle: Find the ladybugs
Top Right: Life Cycle Sequencing Cards
Bottom Right: “I Can Help” mini book (this is from the Member’s Only section of Danielle’s Place)
Back: Five Little Ladybugs poem (I typed it up with graphics myself, got the poem from the internet.)