I mentioned yesterday that Makayla blew through the Tiger Lapbook from Homeschool Share in just two days. Here are the pictures of her finished lapbook.
The cute little tigers on the corners of this page actually cover up a question about tigers and the answer Makayla wrote. In the Finding Prey flap she wrote about how tigers hunt as well as the kinds of prey they eat. Here is a picture inside the other three pieces: She was impressed to learn that tiger canine teeth are as long as her finger (3 inches). In the second folder of the lapbook are two more question tigers, a drawing she made of a tiger, information about their habitat and home, and vocabulary. Here is a picture with the funny tiger flap on the right opened: It is where she talked about tiger anatomy, how God’s design for parts like their eyes and claws works for their lifestyle.
Emma also made a little lapbook Tuesday. This picture shows her narration about tigers, which I wrote down as she said it. Under the narration she drew a tiger in his habitat (the forest). It reminds me of a coyote, but I won’t tell her that! Inside her little lapbook she has two flaps. T is for. . . Tiger, and a flag of India she colored because we have been studying India, after all, and tigers live in India. Yesterday evening the three oldest children decided they wanted to work on another lapbook starting TODAY. If anyone is wondering what to get me for Christmas already, paper and toner might me good (haha). We use so much of it! Emma asked to do the Meerkat Lapbook from Homeschool Share and Makayla is doing that one too. Joseph chose the Exploring Nearby Space lapbook from Hands of a Child. Space is something he loves, so he is pretty excited about this lapbook.
Joseph was very specific that I print his lapbook pieces on colored paper so he doesn’t have to color anything unless he wants to. Yes, that’s my son. The girls, on the other hand, wanted their pieces printed on white paper so they can color and decorate to their hearts’ content. Funny, but true. Joseph will probably blow through making his lapbook in a day or two, while the girls may take longer with their coloring and creating. I cut out some of their pieces last night to expedite the lapbooking today.
Where will Daniel and Oliver be in all of this lapbooking? Well, Daniel will probably be cutting with scissors. That is his favorite thing to do. He may ask for some glue to put all the bits into a folder. Oliver, on the other hand, will be coloring with markers. He has become quite the coloring snob! He does not want anything to do with crayons if there are markers available. He will go through his coloring box and throw every crayon on the ground, leaving all the markers in his box to use. It’s very funny.
This post is also linked to Walls of Art Wednesday, as my girls were both quite excited to share their tiger drawings from their lapbooks. Maybe next week we’ll have a planned art project to share – I’m getting in the mood for some fall leaf crafts!