I think we're officially homeschoolers. No, I haven't bought a denim jumper:)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
We did our first lapbook project! I can't tell you what a big deal this is. I am not one who thrives on hands on projects. I often wonder what's the point. I think that's one of the (many) reasons I was drawn to Sonlight.
However, lapbooking makes sense to me. It seemed intimidating at first. Especially after seeing other people's amazing samples on the internet. But then I came across homeschoolshare.com and their mountain of free lapbooking resources. That's where I found this free lapbook kit for a book we were about to start: "My Father's Dragon". (Great book!) It basically held my hand through the entire process.
The kids loved it! Obi Wan-da even made her own. (Sort of. She didn't want to assemble the pieces into a folder because she wanted to play with them instead. She's got her own beat and her own drum.) It gave us a great jumping off point for discussing different aspects of the book. We even learned about flora and fauna. I didn't know a kindergartner could learn those things, but apparently they can because Doc Brown did.
What a great tool! I'm already getting excited about the dolphin lapbook we'll do with "The Dolphin Adventure". This could easily become a new addiction.
Here's some pictures of Doc Brown's very first lapbook: