Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Columbus Who?

We are done! We were working on a lapbook on Christopher Columbus. We have had fun doing different lapbooks over this past year.

Sometimes we print out copies with colored paper and sometimes we just print it out on white paper. The reason for white paper is so they can color what they want. Sometimes they color a lot and sometimes they don't. This time around they colored some. I love having the choice of making each one different.

We used several of the trace over wording for them to have some practice writing. We also added some extra reading with this. We read the book ...If you sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern and also Christopher Columbus by Susan Bivin Aller.

This is the back side of the lapbook and this was the first time I actually added things to the back. The front side had pictures of a young Christopher Columbus.

Another thing I did to make life easier is that I cut out everything and they just did the work. They don't like to cut out and I find it relaxing so I took over that responsibility.

One final picture showing their completed work. They are always happy when we complete one more lapbook and they can look thru it and see their work. I just love doing HOAC lapbooks.

We are off to complete a few more and finish off our history, art, and science lessons for the year.


School for Us said...

We enjoy doing lapbooks, too. I think one of the best things about them is that you have a record - a FUN record - of what you've done!

Looks like a fun study of Columbus!

The Ties that Bind Us said...

We just read Columbus and used Beautiful Feet and an Explorers HIstory Pockets book. I love your lapbooks. They turned out great!

teachingmom08 said...

We like to do lapbooks too. Your's looks great! LOL! we have been working on one for a little bit longer than we should be...hmmmm, i think we will get on it tommorrow. *wink*