In getting ready to go “back to homeschool,” I decided to spend a few hours making minibooks one afternoon when my husband took Sprite to the pool. It was time well spent. Now I have quite an assortment of sizes, colors, and shapes for Sprite to use for the next few months. We certainly do […]
In our grammar study, I wanted Sprite to make a handy reference for the parts of speech. So to make it more interesting than a mere list, I gave her a multi-colored layered book. As we studied, she filled in the information and labeled the tabs. And there it is — a colorful and useful […]
Our artist for this term is Monet. (We study art in a Charlotte Mason styled approach.) Although we haven’t completely finished this master, we worked on a “reproduction.” Actually it is a coloring sheet from a Dover publication. (I’m not sure which one.) I subscribe to the Dover samplers. And I download a lot of […]
Some of the crafts in Winter Promise American Story 1 can be easily adapted into notebooking pages. This Zuni Pot is a great example. It was originally a pot page and a minibook. We put them together for a much more interesting lapbook styled notebook page.
Lapbooking is all the rage now, and we love it too, but even you don’t want to do a complete lapbook, using mini-books can increase motivation to write. Compare these two options: 1. Hand your child a blank piece of writing paper and tell him to write a story or a narration of something you […]