Bottle Cap Collection

November 28, 2009 at 10:01 pm 2 comments

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. 🙂

Click to enlarge.


Entry filed under: Homeschool, Lapbooks (and Notebooks).

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jimmie  |  December 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I love graphing real things. It’s so much better than some artificial workbook exercise. I’ve been recording how much we’ve earned from recycling this year. At the end of the year, I”ll have Sprite graph it. Then we get to decide how to spend our $2. LOL!
    I’ll be blogging it for sure.

  • 2. hebrews110  |  December 12, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I remember reading your living math journey. I still don’t really get how that works. It’s enough for me to guide the science and history, of which we only do one at a time.

    We are textbook users for math, but we deviate when inspired. My son has a math brain so he’s always applying his knowledge. Yesterday his sister was quizzing him about his knowledge of the Magic School Bus book she wrote. He didn’t quite get all the questions right. He told me he knew 3 and 3/4 out of 4. He’s always saying stuff like that and it always makes me smile.


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