I had the very fun privilege of presenting a lapbook workshop at CHEO yesterday. At this workshop, the first 30 families in the door received a packet and together we built a lapbook. I ended up with over 50 people at the workshop (the overflow received a handout with hints, websites, etc.) A friend and I worked together to show the folks how to put together a lapbook on lapbooking. :)
I thought I'd post the list of websites that I included on the handout for your purusal. It's quite a long list, however there are lots more sites I could have listed.
http://www.handsofachild.com/shop pre-packaged lapbooks for purchase
http://www.live&learnpress.com products for sale as well as freebies, also video demonstration of different folds
http://www.canby.com/hockmanchupp/portfolios.html making lapbooks out of poster board instead of file folders
http://cindyrushton.com/pdfs/LTLBOOK8092/LMK3.pdf 25 page resource with websites, diagrams and photos
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg.hme/k_5/shapebook/toc.html lots of shape books with or without lines
http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/ lots of graphic organizers that can be added to your lapbooks
http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/teacherslounge/lapbooks.php lots of links to other lapbook sites
http://www.homeschoolhelperonline.com free unit studies, lapbooks, etc.
http://www.homeschoolshare.com free unit studies, lapbooks, lots of free downloadable templates
http://www.knowledgeboxcentral.com lapbooks and unit studies for purchase, as well as freebies
www.squidoo.com/lapbooking explanations, photos and links
http://lapbooking.wordpress.com Lapbooking 101
http://simplest.lapbook.ever.com step by step instructions, videos, photos, great for beginners
http://homeschoolcreations.blogspot.com photos, lists of resources for different studies, notebooking pages
www.filefolderfun.com great free file folder games
http://ourlapbooks.blogspot.com pictures of lapbooks in archived posts
http://www.e-teacher-discounts.com/carson-dellosa-clip-art.html free Carson Dellosa clip art
http://www.urbanfonts.com free downloadable fonts
Mini Office Resources:
http://www.teachingheart.net/minioffice.html scroll down for resources
http://shadow-earth.com/archives/9 for older children
http://www.crosswalk.com/1421272/ explanation of lapbooks, list of supplies, links to other sites
http://sheilasjourney-sheila.blogspot.com/2008/04/math-lapbook-mini-office.html photos and clear instructions for a math mini office
The workshop went well and I had a great time. I was so nervous before it began, however once I started talking my butterflies went away. The audience was welcoming and kind. They had lots of good questions during and had lots of encouraging things to say at the end. My prayer was that they would leave feeling like they could use lapbooking as another tool in their homeschool, and God answered that in abundance. Praise Him!
Another conference highlight was meeting Steve Demme of Math-U-See. He is a kind, friendly, funny guy. His smile is the best! He loves what he does and it shows. He had words of praise for the kids and I as I shared with him our Math-U-See journey. What a neat man!
My hunny and I enjoyed being together for the day and our kids had a wonderful time with good friends of ours. Thank You God for a great day!