Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Using photos in a lapbook

I like to use our own photos in our lapbooks, but printing can get expensive. While printing pictures from my SD card using the kiosk at my local CVS pharmacy I discovered that you can print mini-photos which consist of 9 pictures on a 4X6" sheet for only 29 cents! That's about 3 cents per picture. Yes, they're pretty small but they're still amazingy clear and colorful and while they're tough to see online they work fine in person. And it makes a lapbook much more personalized which my boys love.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

History of Halloween

I actually made this lapbook for the boys as a homeschool "gift" from Mommie ; ) It's kind of crafty cutsey because I used scrapbook stuff for the decorations but I did actually research the origins of the holiday and learned a lot myself about the Celts and Romans and how they shaped what we now celebrate as Halloween.


Two of our local museums recently had exhibits about dinosaurs so we gathered information from them as well as National Geographic and books from the library. We also watched a couple of videos about dinosaurs and archaeology.

The Five Senses

I used a set from the educational store for the colorful titles and graphics and we supplemented with materials from and

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Saturn and the Cassini-Huygens Probe

We went to our local planetarium and saw a presentation about Saturn and the Cassini-Huygens probe. We made 3-D models (which you can see in a picture on the front of the lapbook) of the probe and collected a lot of cool information.