A few weeks back we finished reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. We used the literature unit from Confessions of a Homeschooler. Here are pictures of the lapbooks we did. Skeeterbug’s (8) is first to give you an idea of how it is ‘supposed’ to look. We actually might have been able to fit this all into one folder without that extra piece that folds vertically, but I decided to go with the example in the guide. Our lapbooks aren’t folded the way traditional lapbooks are, I don’t care for the look, instead I trim them down and make them more like books. For this one I just added the one vertical page, if more pages are needed I follow the method outlined here at Aussie Pumpkin Patch.
Inside the wardrobe- a forest (apparently consisting of one tree) and a lamppost.
In case you are wondering what a lapbook done by a 3yo looks like, here’s Ladybug’s. She’s too young to be interested in listening to the book but loves to be a part of whatever project we are working on. When she saw me handing out lapbook pieces to work on she made it clear she wanted to work on some too.
And here’s Jitterbug’s (5). He listened to parts of the book, not all. That’s fine with me, I look forward to reading it to him one day when he can follow it better.
He wanted his lamppost to be ‘on the ground’ and then arranged the others nearby.
The wardrobe also had to be on the ground. It’s upside down because he drew his picture inside upside down. Shhhh, don’t tell him, he has no idea!
Inside Jitterbug’s wardrobe- he drew a tree and a faun. See the furry legs? Love it.
The one thing we didn’t get to was making Turkish Delight. My excuse is that I don’t have a candy thermometer. Really it just looks like a complicated recipe that I’m not looking forward to making, maybe we’ll get to it one of these days. :) We’ll continue to read the Narnia series, I have The Horse and His Boy sitting in my stack of books to start soon.