Owl Unit Study and Lapbook

Owl Unit Study and Lapbook

After our bat lapbook she told me she didn’t like lapbooks.  As you will see in this post, she changed her mind.  She requested to make a lapbook and loved the process! I was all ready to make something new, or just study and not make a lapbook but thankfully she warmed up to the idea!

 

We got our printables from:

Here is a peek at her completed lapbook, for those of you new – she is in 1st grade.  She put together the front and back all on her own, taping her creations onto the folder.

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We worked on lining up the inside together to be sure it all fit.

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She has a few stuffed owls, so of course they came to visit.  We hit the library for owl books, these 3 were our favorites.

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I printed the owl coloring pages at half size and put them together like this…

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She loved these!

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Some of the owls got turned into bigger creations!

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We worked on the lapbook components one at a time, reading one of our books to find the information.

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Painting owls was a favorite!

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Showing her completed lapbook to her Daddy.  She was so excited and it was a great review!

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See our owl books and toys here

Owl Books for Kids

See her Bat Unit Study and Lapbook here!

Bat Unit Study



Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards ~ Bug Theme

Bugs Story Starters Printable Photo Cards

Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards feature a simple photograph on the front, with word ideas on the back.  You can see more about why they were created and how we use them here in our original post!

We have a brand new BUG set for you today, with 24 different photographs…many which I think will get kids giggling and thinking of ideas to write or talk about.  A reader shared with me that she plans to use these with her ESL students, what a great idea!

Below you can see the photographs included in this set, there are matching word idea cards for each photo also!

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See a video walk through here showing you how we use and organize our cards, and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

We have more themes coming and many will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I am listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

Download your free Bug Story Starters here!

Inspire Me Story Starters BUGS


The printables shown below were were created to go along with our story starters! 

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Exploring Bats ~ Bats Lapbook and Unit Study

Bat Unit Study

This summer we are trying out a few unit study options for Ladybug and Lapbooks were something I wanted to try with her.  I let her choose her first topic, and although it is not what I would have chosen, she enjoyed it because it is what SHE chose ~ BATS!

We got our printables from:

Here is a peek at her completed lapbook…

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She loved learning to draw the bat.  She made a few small ones, and then made the big one that she ended up choosing for the back of her lapbook.

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Coloring is still a favorite, this also ended up on the back of her lapbook.

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Learning about echolocation

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Diurnal and nocturnal animals…

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Carnivore, herbivore and omnivore animal sorting…

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Below she was painting the bat printable craft, she still loves these!

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These are the books we used for our study, all but Stellaluna came from the library.  The National Geographic Kids Bats one is the one we used the most.

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After completing this study she told me she didn’t like the Lapbook as much as I thought she did.  I was a bit disappointed as I thought I might have found her sweet spot!  We are going to try a notebook method with some of the Lapbook printables for her next chosen theme – OWLS!  Stay tuned to see how we do that one and if she likes it!



Flower Calendar Connections

Flower Identification Calendar Connections

My daughter has been very interested in flowers lately so I created a Flower Identification Calendar Connections set! This set is very basic and just focuses in naming the flowers, thus no back page with information.  She was interested in learning names and seeing pretty flowers which is why I made it simple.

She has enjoyed seeing which flower is next each day, simple summer learning for us!

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I hide that little bucket of cards and give her the new one each day as a surprise and she puts in in our calendar.

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The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar.  I print my numbers on cardstock and laminate them before cutting them apart.

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We also still create smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found in the Target $1 section. Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar!

There is also a sheet included to be used in a Calendar Notebook if you are using those too!Calendar Connections  SMALL Flowers

 

See some great flower books to go along here! I especially love Lola Plants a Garden which was new to us this year!

Flower Books

You can download these for FREE here!

Scroll down and look for this graphic to find this set!

Flower Calendar Cards


Looking for more bird fun, here’s our Flower Pinterest board!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Flower Theme on Pinterest.


You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month!

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Here are some fun SUMMER themes to choose from…

Ocean Theme Calendar Conncections  Bug Theme Calendar Connections  Botany Theme Calendar Connections

Free 4th of July Calendar Connections Cards ~ learn a new fact about the U.S.A every day  Pond Theme Calendar Connections  All About Birds Calendar Connections Printables  North American Backyard Birds Calendar Connections for K-2nd Grade



Flower Nomenclature ~ Montessori Printables

We have a new addition in our Montessori Printables collection!

Flower Nomenclature Printables

Our new FLOWER set is ready.  This set contains 30 different flowers! I am not a flower expert so if I got one wrong or misspelled, please let me know!  Here’s a peek at the cards…

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Unfamiliar with Nomenclature cards, also called 3-Part cards? 

Nomenclature cards are a Montessori based idea. The word Nomenclature comes from the Latin “nomenclatura” which means assigning of names to things. Nomenclature cards are also called “3 part cards” for obvious reasons!

Here’s a couple of articles sharing more about the what, why, and how!

Download your FREE Flowers Nomenclature Cards here!

Flower Nomenclature Printables Montessori

The sets available are listed in alphabetical order, look for the words “Flowers” and click!


See more Montessori ideas on our Pinterest board!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Montessori on Pinterest.


Looking for more Flower and Plant fun?

Garden and Plants Theme Collection Flower Books Botany Theme Calendar Connections

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Garden Theme on Pinterest.