Swimming Creatures Lapbook

We loved our year studying the book, Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day by Jeannie Fulbright of Apologia. The only thing I did not love was the notebook. Some of the pages were wonderful but there were just so many of them! It frustrated me to have blank pages but my children had other work and projects that were higher priorities than filling out multiple workbook pages.


The way we solved this issue when we hit the end of our school year and reviewed all the blank pages was by taking apart the notebook and making a lapbook. The children did this project in a morning, with a little help from me in the cutting department. We simply cut the lovely mini books from the back of the notebook, assembled them, and then wrote definitions for the terms.


Once the writing was finished the children glued them into their tri-folded file folders. The children were eager and happy to get this project done and it was a nice way to review all they had learned through out  the year. 

Even my reluctant hand writer enjoyed putting effort into making a lapbook, and I was so proud of his efforts and accomplishment.

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