Jamestown — Mayflower

January 17, 2010 at 12:01 am 4 comments

Moving right along…my daughter has been working on this model of Jamestown while my son assembled the mini-lapbook about Jamestown.

Here’s mini-Jamestown, not quite complete yet, but I wasn’t patient enough to wait another day to take a picture 🙂

You can download this at http://homeschoolinthewoods.com/HTTA/TTS/AmericanRevolution.htm It’s part of a sampler of their materials.

Thanks to my friend Marie for emailing me about this free offer and for mailing me three sheets of card stock to print it out on. Everyone needs a friend like Marie!

This mini lapbook fits on a single sheet of paper. It requires no writing. I bought it for $1 at Currclick. http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=29132&it=1

I bought one expensive lapbook once, like $14. I was so disappointed that I had spent the money on it. I just thought, “I could do this myself.” So I did. And I sort of made a pledge with myself to never spend more than $1 on a lapbook.

We started on the Mayflower while we were waiting for the card stock package to arrive so we ended up simultaneously doing Jamestown and the Mayflower. I gave my daughter a notebook page each day and she wrote a pretend diary entry each day. One of books she read was The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple. My son did a few Mayflower worksheets.

I made the notebook pages.

Scroll down at http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/pilgrimCL.html for Pilgrim Worksheets


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angel  |  January 17, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Love your simple ways of doing school and saving money at the same time!


    • 2. hebrews110  |  January 17, 2010 at 5:36 am

      Thanks, Angel. I do want people to see you can homeschool well, spend very little money and actually not spend all your time and energy either. My life has a lot more than homeschooling in it. My kids usher themselves through their work. I just watch and comment. 🙂 Each kid is different and each family circumstance is different. I’m just showing one other way to go about it.

  • 3. Jimmie  |  January 18, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I agree. I bought two kits in the beginning. We ended up using one minibook template from one of the kits. Like you, I decided we could do this better on our own. AND the learning would be deeper because my child would be doing the artwork and such, not just filling in a premade template.

    Too often lapbooking kits are just glorified worksheets.

    • 4. hebrews110  |  January 18, 2010 at 11:30 am

      When my kids do it from scratch, they do retain more because they are coming up with the questions, not just the answers, but I know they can get very distracted by the pictures and spend too much time on the look of the piece when I want them focused on the information. I like giving them prepared lapbooks so that their attention is focused on the info, but I don’t give them the research. They have to search out the answers for themselves, otherwise they can just copy the info off a research sheet and it will never be absorbed.


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