Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Time to begin Lapbooking

Ok, as I mentioned a few weeks ago - I just found out about lapbooking. I know some of you can't imagine not knowing about this amazing tool. Well, now that I know I can't imagine not knowing about it either. We began lapbooking central yesterday! I printed out well over a hundred pages and thanks to Carisa we found some amazing books for our totally awesome tots! The fun began with me cutting all the pictures apart and then laminating them.

Unbelievably we got a huge amount done. There is a ton more cutting and laminating to do today but we made a huge dent. I hope to have most of the lapbooks put together to share with you this week.

You need to have a good paper cutter!

Especially if you are maniac like me

who takes on 15 different books at one time :)

Hey when I get an idea in my head I go all out!

Another must is a good quality laminator!

I love this one - it does 3mil and 5 mil sheets!

Do you have a favorite lapbook blog or site?

Do you have a favorite lapbook for your tots, 1st - 3rd graders, and up? For Middle School or High School?

What can't you live without when making lapbooks?

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  1. No idea what a lapbook is .... but you've peaked my interest. i have something new to learn tonight!

  2. Lapbooking is cool. I haven't tackled it yet-maybe one day.

  3. We love lapbooking here! One of my favorite sites is Homeschool Share http://www.homeschoolshare.com/
    Lots of great free lapbooks there.

  4. We've always just designed our own lapbooks as we've worked our way through a unit study. I have a "How to Lapbook" book and Deborah (sp?) Zikes' Big Book of Books and use both of those as our resource. Then as we learn something new, we make a piece to add to the lapbook. When we've finished with the unit study, then we figure out how it will all fit together. Sometimes the lapbooks become pretty big.

  5. Ooh! You've caught the lapbooking bug! We caught it BIG TIME when my oldest was in Kindergarten and had to put all of our lapbooks up on one site to keep it all organized. I hope to reuse some of the resources with my two younger children. Before you know it, you may even be making your own lapbooks. I remember starting off with lapbooks and wondering how everyone did it. Now, there are times an idea sparks in my head for teaching my children about various topics and it pours out into a lapbook. :0) Enjoy the journey!


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