I am happy to say that we survived the first week of school! Loveliness is doing well in Grade 1 and was disappointing when she realized that there is no school on Saturdays. I am going to take this as a good thing. She loves school again and is excited about it!
I was pretty excited about it too. Happy that my little girl is growing up and being more independent and also being more entertained and socialized with kids her own age. I am also quite excited to be home with Sunshine. I get to spend time on a one on one basis with her again. My favorite part is being able to be her teacher and show her fun stuff and do fun things.
For the first day of school I wanted to be close by in case I needed to go to the school. If there was a situation with Loveliness I wanted to be around so I can take care of it. We stayed home for the first day and decided to do some reading and work on our lap book together.
We started out by reading our book together. Sunshine loves Pirates so naturally our first lap book would be based on pirates. our favorite pirate book right now is called “Shiver me Letters, A pirate ABC” by June Sobel
After reading the book we got out our supplies, we use file folders to make our lap books with. They are pretty inexpensive and sturdy. With this book I used 3 file folders because I wanted a little flap in the center for a fun map.
Our lap book has a little something for Sunshine (3 years old ) to learn counting, colours, her alphabet and puppets to play with. Its also fun for Loveliness ( 6 years old) counting with coins, letter tracing, board game.
Here is a picture of what our book has. If you would like to make your own you can find lots of great ideas out there. I got some of the pirate lapbook print outs from Home School Creations HERE!
This fun little letter tracing page can be found HERE
On the last page I made a little Treasure Chest that I used from a free clip art page. I designed little coins with the denominations of 1 5 10 25 and 100
I made a little “shopping list” for the kids to buy things for their ship with coins. Loveliness unties the scroll and chooses what she wants to buy from the list and tries to make the correct change for it. We had a lot of fun playing with it!
Hope this little post helps inspire you to make your own lapbook. The kids really love making them and they are just as much fun for me too.
Have you made a lapbook before?
Let me know what you think!