Lapbooks have always intrigued me but I never planned far enough ahead to have a lapbook laid out, and we are just not at the stage yet for taking good notes. I could not imagine how these moms did these lapbooks with young kids.
Seasoned lapbookers, are you scratching your head at my comments?
This may seem simple and obvious but I just didn't get it until this week, when I had my a-ha moment.
I realized that you could read a chapter or a section, make a mini-book about that information, and then attach it onto the lapbook; if you run out of space, you can just add an extension.
We started with our book on ancient Greece, and the kids loved it! Not only that, they learned the information better because they created mini-books about it. It's a great introduction to note-taking for elementary kids.
If you want to know more about lapbooking, see this Sqidoo lens or this blog, both by Jimmie.
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