July 17, 2010

Apologia Science Ch. 4 lapbooking pieces

Apologia ch 4 This chapter, like the one before, had a lot of information in it.  My children really enjoyed the square folding pieces that line up showing an image of a bird. I suspect yours will too.


Apologia Flying Creatures Ch 4


SkylarA great addition to this chapter on migration, is this chapter book:

Skylar by Mary Cuffe-Perez

This is the story of an unlikely flock, attempting a long and sometimes perilous journey south. The cast of characters are all birds.  It is indeed an original idea for a book and we enjoyed it so much.  I plan to read it again sometime, just for the pleasure of it.


  1. It is neat to see your lapbook pieces. Mine never look that professional (lack of graphics ability here...LOL). Just curious, does it take you much time? I only make pieces now if I can't find them inexpensively elsewhere. For example I have lapbooks for each of the Apologia Elementary books from Knowledge Box Central, and with the sale prices they often offer on their e-books it worked out to far less than the time it would have taken me to make them. ;) And I did some PR work for them and earned most of mine free... which was even better.

    One of these days I'm going to find a wonderful graphics program - maybe for Christmas one year? Then I'll be able to quickly and efficiently create lapbooks...LOL.

  2. Hi Tristan, It really doesn't take me too much time. I look through the material and write down the questions I'd like the kids to answer. My planning page gets to be crazy looking - as I sketch ideas for booklets on the same page.

    As far as the time on the computer. I make my lapbook pieces in MS Word. It's really easy and there is more than one way to do it.

    For some pieces like the folded book with the birds, (arctic tern and albatross) I used Photoshop to be able to make sure everything lined up right.

    One great benefit is that I have to thoroughly review the lesson before hand. ☺ And if the truth must be told, I'm a bit of a perfectionist. I'm better than I once was, but still.... ☺

    I have used lapbooking pieces I've found elsewhere, but I felt like I wasted so much paper. Every piece was on it's own page. I felt many of the pieces could have shared one page. We used another's creation for our Lewis and Clark study and liked it, but it wasn't convenient to print it all out.

    I'm thinking of doing a MS Word tutorial on how to make your own lapbooking pieces. What do you think?

  3. totally do a tutorial, because I make some, and would love others input on how it's done (to answer your question to Tristan).

    Woot! Another person that's doing something ahead of me, and I can just borrow her stuff.

  4. Ticia, It's nice to find things that go along with what your doing doesn't it? Have you posted any of your lapbooking creations? If so share the url. ☺

  5. Yes to the tutorial! I'm a Word dropout, with an older version. I can try to make it work. But I also have Open Office, which is similar.


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