Monday, August 18, 2008


Ok, so I was doing some homeschooling research and stumbled upon this lapbook thing. Do you know what a lap book is? Well I didn't at first, but it sounds pretty cool and I'm dying to make one. Do you have a lapbook? Please post a comment and let me know. I found this information below at about lapbooking?

What is a lap book?

A lap book is basically an educational learning tool made from a folder and meant to take the place of worksheets. "Lap book" is a term being trademarked by Tobin's Lab. It is the most common term used to refer to these educational mediums. They are also referred to as shutterbooks, graphic organizers, fold books, presentation books, flap books, and project books.

Are lap books hard to make?Not at all! They are as simple as you want them to be or as complicated as you want them to be. The finished project is completely up to the student.How is a lap book made?Simply by taking a folder and opening it on a flat surface. Fold the two taps inward until they meet in the center of the folder forming a window "shutter" effect.What materials are needed?Folders (regular or legal size)Writing tools (pencils, pens, markers, crayons)Various paper (cardstock, index cards, etc.)GlueStickersRubber Stamps (optional)ClipartBig Book of Books by Dinah Zike is extremely helpful in making the different minit book and project Something to studyWhat goes inside a lap book?Basically whatever the student has learned. Anything from vocabulary words to maps is recorded in minit books, games, and project folds combined with scrapbooking effects and graphic designs. What is the difference between notebooking & lapbooking?Notebooking is done in a 3-ring binder and is beneficial to older students who will have more information to store.Lapbooking is done in a folder and is beneficial to younger students who need more creative hands-on and appealing information in their books. I have used both lapbooking and notebooking with my upper elementary/junior high child.What do you do with your lap books when they're finished?Unlike the endless bunches of stapled, red-marked, graded papers brought home every week by school children and ditched in the trash by year's end; lap books promise a delightful keepsake for years to come.This was one of the things that excited me the most about lap books. Instead of working on elaborate posters we had no room for or doing pain-staking work on projects that ended up in "File 13", lap books promised us a compact, colorful, hands-on keepsake.

The children did not feel as though they were doing their work in vain. They enjoy making these keepsake treasures because the contents matter to them. The fruits of their learning will not end up in the trash.Lap books store easily in the plastic, up-right, magazine holders on your bookshelf. Make sure to store them where the child can reach them to look over their projects & minit books, play the games, review their work, or to show it off to friends and family members.

So this answered my question to 'What is a lap book'. Try to make one and let me know how you did. I'm going to start mine soon and will post it later.

Here is a tutorial website that shows you step by step on how to make them Isn't this soo cool? Come on get those creative juices flowing. Take the lapbook challenge. Send me pictures of your latest creation of a lapbook.
God Bless!!

P.S. Be praying for the homeschooling mama's as they will be starting school next week. How exciting I just received my curriculum today in the mail and I haven't opened it yet but I can not wait. I also downloaded some really cute stuff for my younger one to be learning right along side her sissy!!!

Check out this website below that my friend Liz gave me, it's really cool. I will be starting on letter 'A' with her and potty training at the same time. Am I crazy or what?

Ok so here's this website, great for the little ones.


  1. We make lapbooks too! Very fun way to learn!

  2. Thank you, I can't wait to start mine!!


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What is the truth?
Truth is not a feeling. Truth is not an idea. The truth is found in the Bible.Sincerity and good works do not bridge the gap of sin between God and man. Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse a person (Heb. 9:22; John 14:6). Sincerity and good works are merely the reliance upon what is in the individual to merit favor with God. Sincerity is a form of pride when it is appealed to as a justification for being accepted by God: "But God, look at my heart. See how sincere I was? I deserve to be in heaven."No. If sincerity and good works were good enough to satisfy God, then He wouldn't have given us the Bible to correct our sincerely wrong ideas, and He wouldn't have sent His Son to do what our good works cannot.Truth is what God says is true.The truth is important not because it is simply true. It is important because truth is what defines who and what we believe in.Eternity is a long time to be wrong. Especially about Jesus.

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WE BELIEVE the worship of God should be spiritual! Therefore we remain flexible so the Holy Spirit may direct our worship.
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Realize that you are a sinner. No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. We all fall short of God’s desire for us to be holy. The Bible says, “No one is good—not even one” (Romans 3:10 NLT). This is because we cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.The Bible tells us, “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while were still sinners” (Romans 5:8 NLT). This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.Repent of your sin.The Bible tells us to “repent and be converted” (Acts 3:19 NKJV). The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.Receive Jesus Christ into your life.Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door (of your life) and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in...” (Revelation 3:20 NKJV).

If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess you as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. Amen.If you just prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart! Your decision to follow Christ means God has forgiven you and that you will spend eternity in heaven.

The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NKJV).

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