The first lapbook we did was a volcano/Pompeii unit (Pompeii focus for my oldest, because it was her interest in the historical event that prompted me to do the unit). Since this was our first time, I kept it very basic; we read some books, watched some videos, put a simple lapbook together, and then made our own volcanoes! I also had my 6th grader read City on Fire: A Novel of Pompeii and write a book report.
|"Erupting" our volcanoes!|
|Oldest painting her volcano.|
The printouts I found through Pinterest searches, and the volcano kits I purchased through Amazon.
We just started on a butterfly life cycle lapbook. We ordered a live butterfly kit so we can watch them go through their life cycle. We started a nature journal where we're keeping observations, and we're reading books and starting to put our lapbooks together. I found this resource particularly helpful!
I was a little intimidated by the idea of lapbooking at first, but thanks to so many wonderful (and free!) resources around the internet, it wound up being a lot easier than I had anticipated.
Do you lapbook? Share your favorite resources or units!