Elijah has been a diligent worker the past two weeks, and I am super-duper proud (and a wee bit worn out).
Big smile! Elijah chose the notebook size; I told him the larger the notebook, the harder he would have to work. He went for the ginormous one! I get these spiral bound books from Bare Books; they are quality and affordable.
The next two pages are all about Australia.
Elijah doesn’t always want to color every little thing, and that’s okay with me. Coloring isn’t the main goal. In fact, a beautiful lapbook isn’t the main goal. I have to remind myself that LEARNING is the main goal; the lapbook is just a byproduct!
This next book is the Tasmanian Devil tri-fold. Tri-folds are great (easy!) books to make. You can use them for three pieces of information (three inside segments) or you can use the extra flap (when you first open the book and have FOUR spaces for information. Elijah insisted on adding a map to this tri-fold, so we pasted it on the extra flap.
Moving on to Monotremes- Platypus
Reading List (and a video!)
The Pumpkin Runner by Diane Arnold
What Came from Australia? by Ken Davis
What is a Marsupial? by Bobbie Kalman
Wombat Goes Walkabout by Michael Morpurgo
Australian Animals by Caroline Arnold
Kangaroo by Caroline Arnold
Destination Australia by Jonathan Grupper
The Lifecycle of the Koala by Bobbie Kalman
DK Encyclopedia of Animals
The Crocodile Hunter Wildest Home Videos
We used bits and pieces from everywhere this time!
Homeschool Share- Marsupials Lapbook
Homeschool Share- Platypus Lapbook
Homeschool Share- Pumpkin Runner Lapbook
Enchanted Learning- Australian Animal Print-outs, Continent Map, Australia Territories Map
National Geographic Kids Website
Hands of a Child Kangaroo Project Pack (we only used a few minit books from this)
Evan-Moor October Theme Pockets (Koala Game)
Evan-Moor Giant Science Resource (Kangaroo Lifecycle, Common Marsupials)
Draw Write Now #7