I think this counts as our FIRST, official lapbook! This is the first time each girl has made her own and we have spent the week learning the different things about butterflies found in this lapbook. I admit, I was a bit skeptical about whether or not the girls would actually learn anything from doing school this way! I knew they would love the cutting, pasting and pretty pictures…but would they learn the information? But, my doubts were diminished as the girls told me facts about caterpillars and butterflies that I had never heard before! And today, they showed Nana their lapbooks and told her all about how caterpillars have 16 legs, they have no nose, they breathe through holes on their backs, butterflies have a proboscis – which is like a straw to drink nectar! These are their words, not mine! I am officially a new lapbook FAN! In the past I have printed off parts of lapbooks and we have put them in our school notebook. I am sure we will still continue to use both methods.
Most of these lapbook components came from homeschool share – remember the site I’m always telling you about with FREE literature based unit studies? Well, they also have a bunch of free lapbooks! Now all we need is a better printer!
Here are some pictures from the butterfly lapbooks we have worked on this week!
The front covers
The inside opened
Butterfly picture cards
Types of flowers that butterflies like
Hannah’s labeled butterfly
Hannah showing Nana her butterfly lapbook
Hannah is very proud of her work!
Emily is proud of her lapbook, too!