We have been working very hard this week to get caught up on a few things that we were getting behind in. We finished our October "Apple" study and here are some pictures of the hard work the kids put in. What you can't see, is that these lapbooks are actually "Lap-Notebooks". This is something that is stumbled upon while looking for pretty notebooking pages. The term "Lap-Notebook" is a combination of a lapbook and a notebook. You can't see is very well on the pictures, but there is a duotang taped to the back of the lapbook. The kids put a book log, apple related activity sheets, graphic organizers, and apple poetry in this folder and used the lapbook for mainly facts. This combination works out great and everything stays together in one spot. I always like to post links to our resources, so that you can try out your own apple lapbook. The links are posted at the end of this post.
Both children wrote apple poetry that you can not see. I wanted to include them anyway.
APPLE by Maria
An Apple Haiku by Noah
a juicy apple
honey bees are the mothers
the apples grow stout
My Own Apple Haiku
my yummy apple
is a house with five bed rooms
too small for a mouse
Here are the pictures of the lapbooks...
Here are the links we used:
Our Apple Lapbook by Albright Homeschool ~ This link has a lot of great printouts that we used in our lapbooks.
Apple Tree through the Seasons - from Enchanted Learning
Apple Graphic Organizer - from Enchanted Learning
more printouts and activities from Enchanted Learning with an apple theme We used a few, but you can definitely gear your activities towards the age of your child.
Here is our reading list for our apple unit:
Alosha's Apple A Tale of Old Russia by Alvin Alexsi Currier
Apple Picking Time by Michele Benoit Slawson
Applesauce by Shirley Kurtz
Brother Bartholomew and the Apple Grove by Jan Cheripko
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro
How to Make an Apple Pie and see the world by Marjorie Priceman
The Apple Cake by Nienke van Hichtum
The Life and Times of the APPLE by Charles Micucci