The lapbook to me is difficult to describe for me. Basically it is a tool that you can use in conjunction with your current study topics, in any subject. We were covering the chapter in the REAL Science for Kids - Level 1 that is on the butterfly. We read and learned about the butterfly and then she was able to put all the different components that she learned into a book with different areas. She was soooo incredibly empowered by this!
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The basics on making the larger part of the book.
Here is the site where I downloads a couple template pieces. Since this was going to be both of our first lapbook, I wanted to give her a little direction. She is advanced in science, so her favorite part was all of the research and the drawings with labels.
The first 2 pictures are what she started with...
These pics are of her final lapbook. You can see where she used the topics and ran with them. She included butterfly picture cards, some of her favorite facts, life cycle diagrams and more!
We are going to try to do one every couple of weeks and tie it into either a social science or science topic. I really did underestimate the value of this tool!