What is Notebooking? An Alternative to Lapbooks

What is notebooking? an alternative to lapbooks

So you've followed along my 5 day series on homeschooling with lapbooks and you still think you can't do it. Well, maybe notebooking is the answer for you instead. You just don't want to make the effort with those large oversized file folders. What can you use instead? How about a spiral bound notebook, duotang, or binder? It really doesn't have to be a large lapbook at all. Notebooking works on the same principle. It's a written narration of your child's learning. Whatever topic they … [Read more...]

Supercharged Science Review

Supercharged Science Review

Have you been looking for a hands-on homeschool science curriculum? I was so excited to review the e-Science Program from Supercharged Science. Supercharged Science is a secular homeschool science curriculum. I prefer to use secular materials for our science program. I've actually looked into this program before but cost prohibited me from purchasing it. Supercharge Science advocates teaching science the way I already teach my son, and that's by doing experiments first and reading about it … [Read more...]

Lapbooks for Early Learners

Lapbooks for early learners

So you think lapbooks are only for older children, no way. it may take more prep time on your part but your littles can work on lapbooks of their own. We use the lapbooks for science and history, but it doesn't mean your little ones will get left out. Rather than open ended or in depth questions that require research, early learning lapbooks will focus on things that they should be learning.   This can include: numbers shapes colors writing pre-writing skills - … [Read more...]

Victus Study Skills System Review

Victus Study Skills System Review

Do you have a student that needs to work on their study skills? I surely do, so I was thrilled when I had the chance to review the Student Workbook and Teacher Edition from Victus Study Skills System.    The system covers various aspects of studying: learning style goal setting time management listening note taking test taking I really wondered how effective the system would be in trying to accomplish so much in such a short period of time. There are 10 lessons, you should … [Read more...]

Homeschool Giveaway

Homeschool giveaway

Attention homeschoolers! Looking for resources, encouragement, and training for next school year? This giveaway has some great resources to get you started. We're giving away $600 in prizes. 8 Winners Will Get... A live stream pass to the Family Discipleship and Homeschooling Conference (worth $29.95) Two year-long handwriting workbooks—print and cursive—that help kids memorize a long text of Scripture, and a 30-day family Bible study that delves deeply into that same passage (worth … [Read more...]

How to Use Lapbooks for Science

How to Use Lapbooks for Science

Lapbooks are a creative way for your little one to organize their narrations and show off what they know. You can use lapbooks for any subject, however, history and science are great content subjects to display in a lapbook. With any good lapbook, you don't want to stop there, don't forget to incorporate the science experiments, just because you're completing a lapbook doesn't mean you get to forgo the experiments which are super hands on and fun for your kids. We do science 3 times a … [Read more...]

How to Use Lapbooks for History

How to Use Lapbooks for History

Lapbooks are a great way to bring history alive. No matter what text or spine, you can always incorporate lapbooks into your history study. We use Story of the World as our spine, or main text for history. However, we always have a lapbook going on at the same time. Story of the World determines what time period we are working on and then I can choose a lapbook based on that. We do history 3 times a week. We read Story of the World one day and then my son completes a notebook page for … [Read more...]

What is a Lapbook?

What is a Lapbook?

Have you heard of lapbooks? A Lapbook is a great way for your child to organize your child's narration. Do you have a writing phobic, perhaps lapbooks can help. Lapbooks are a place for your to gather your child's narration as you research a topic, you can work on one or two mini books and then place them into your lap book as you go. You could also use it as a summary tool, and create after you've learned about a topic to see how much they remember as well. In the end, your child … [Read more...]