Old Testament Lapbook from Home School in the Woods

We studied Ancient Times for history this past year, using the wonderful resources from Bright Ideas Press:  Mystery of History, volume 1. I LOVE the Mystery of History and am really looking forward to studying volume 2 next year! We study history together as a family, ages 3 through 11.  Every afternoon while the baby (soon it will be babies) sleeps, I read a chapter aloud.  I have some of the kids narrate back what we read about or we’ll {Read More}

Apologia Flying Creatures (Zoology 1) Lapbook

Apologia Flying Creatures Lapbook

Now that we are finished with school, it’s time to share what we did this year! Two of my kids (ages 8 and 10) enjoyed doing the lapbook materials which are included in the Apologia Zoology 1, Flying Creatures Notebooking Journal.  (My oldest, who doesn’t like lapbooks, did all the vocabulary crosswords which are included in the journal.) Here are some pictures of their lapbooks!  (If you aren’t familiar with lapbooks, inside each of the flaps/booklets/etc. they have written and/or {Read More}

Gardening and Plants–our new unit study

The free lapbook at CurrClick this week “Lapbooking Through Plants” fits in perfectly with our new preschool/lower elementary unit study! Another wonderful resource at CurrClick is the Hand of a Child project pack called “Get Ready To Garden.” In addition to the lapbook, here are some other things we may do (depending on my energy level with these last 6 weeks of pregnancy!) The Secret Garden by Burnett  I love listening to this in the car!  We’re going to start {Read More}

Hermit Crab lapbook

Hermit Crab Lapbook

Last summer I spent a couple of weeks with my younger 5 kids doing a fun lapbook about hermit crabs.  It was based on the book by Eric Carle called A House for a Hermit Crab. The lapbook can be purchased here. I liked that there were activities on the months of the year, growth (we looked up their birth weights/heights and compared to now), where they lived (address, city, state), as well as hermit crabs and oceans!  We watched {Read More}

Viking lapbook

In our history study, we have made it up to the Viking age.  We did a lapbook last week on vikings.  We read a lot of library books, including the Magic Tree House book Viking Ships at Sunrise and a much more advanced (and more enjoyable!) book called Rolf and the Viking Bow.  My sons have also done some neat drawings of vikings and ships.  I like to create our own lapbooks and will be doing that for our next {Read More}

Oceans unit study and lapbook

Oceans Unit Study & Lapbook

We’ve come to the end of our Oceans unit study.  There were still a few things that we didn’t do, but it’s time to move on.  (Now we’re studying the Olympics and Deserts.) Here are some of the things we did. Read many books (listed below) Read Pagoo (Holling), a living book about a hermit crab living in the ocean, Field Trips to Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and a local pet store (where we saw hermit crabs), Science experiments from {Read More}