In the Works ~ Money Lapbook

We spent tons of time today on our money lapbook and are almost finished. I made 2 more things for it, based on what I really wanted P to learn at this time. The first is a triangle fold book, talking about giving, saving and spending…with a Bible verse on the inside. The second is an activity learning to spell the names of coins. I printed it on cardstock and cut apart the letters for him to use tomorrow to practice spelling each coin name.I will probably post photos of the completed lapbook tomorrow, he only has a couple of things left to do. I know this particular lapbook will be great for review and I’m sure we’ll drag it back out a lot! Here is the link to all of the pdf files of the things I made for it!

Inspired Ideas ~ Money Lapbook

First, a thanks to One Little, Two Little for sharing these great money cards, which are found here. Finding this, and also the fact that we are right smack in the middle of our coin identification math lessons has inspired me to do a money lapbook with P!

I have started just making my own stuff if I can’t find exactly what I want. I wanted a mini book, couldn’t find one I liked, so I made this one, “What’s It Worth?”. You can download a pdf of the minibook, here.We are also using a poem, most have seen it, I’m sure (it was around years ago when I taught K!). I just put my own graphics on it, you can download a pdf of the one I made, here.I also found this site, that has some good money resources, MoneyInstructor.com.

It will be a simple lapbook, focusing on identifying coins and adding coins. We’re having fun with it! I will post photos when it is complete, or if I add anything else along the way! Let me know if you have any resources for an early elementary money lapbook!

In the Works ~ Weather Lapbook

P chose weather as his next topic for a lapbook! One of the things we are focusing on is clouds, he is very into clouds. I got him this cool version of Little Cloud: A Draw-with-Chalk Book (The World of Eric Carle) a few weeks ago and was excited to show it to him for school today! He loved it!!

Here is the follow up activity we did, where he learned the names of different types of clouds.

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.