Archive for November, 2009

Bottle Cap Collection

The kids started a bottle cap collection over the summer.  People are trashy around here, and we quickly accumulated a small trash can full.  Then the kids stopped because they didn’t know where else to store them.  They were counted from time to time but then mostly ignored.  I was ready to throw them out so I announced as a farewell we would make bottle cap collection graphs!  Rebecca made a bar graph today.  She’s planning a pictograph tomorrow.  Joshua took Rebecca’s graph figures and figured the probability of each kind of cap being chosen.

Rebecca’s was done on Microsoft Word.  It won’t let me take a screen shot of it to show you.  If you are really interested in seeing it, you can download the Word document by clicking on it’s link below (webgraph1).  I didn’t know what would happen when I inserted a Word document.  Pretty neat.  I just learned something new!


Joshua’s was done online at

And the latest lapbook…from Homeschool Share…

Joshua and Rebecca each did pieces, and I gave them to Joshua to put on the big paper.  He, umm, did it very creatively.  We can’t really fold it though, so it became a poster. 🙂

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November 28, 2009 at 10:01 pm 2 comments

Penguin Lapbook


The kids worked together to make this lapbook.  I only found a free preschool penguin lapbook online so Rebecca and Joshua made their own pieces again–which they prefer anyway.  Samuel made the penguin pictures along the sides.  Inside are squares he cut out and glued in with the penguins’ names on them.  Those are from Lapbook Lessons.

penguin2Rebecca did all the writing pieces to the right on her own.  The only one I suggested was “free verse” because we had just gotten a book of free verse poems, and she was already writing two other poems.  I should have opened “The Penguin Story” for you to see inside.  It’s really cute.  It’s a rebus with five little pictures you had to cut out and insert into the story.

penguin3Samuel did the penguin math and orange paper pieces.  They are from lapbook lessons which has many other pieces too.  Rebecca made the how to draw a penguin head piece.  The how to draw a penguin piece is from here.

We didn’t use them but there are some more pieces to be found at Homeschool Share.

You can download the pieces my children made on the Free Stuff! page.

November 7, 2009 at 8:19 pm 1 comment

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