Monday, June 17, 2013

Mr. Popper's Penguins Literature Study


Last month we read Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater.  We had just wrapped up a study on Antarctica and this book was the perfect culminating activity!  And, of course, we planned to watch the movie upon completion of the book - which everyone was looking forward to, even though we had seen it before. 

Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler has put together several Literature Study lapbooks.  And Mr. Popper's Penguins just happened to be one of them!  So, I thought we would try our hand at some lapbooking!

The kids thoroughly enjoyed the book!  Begging for "just one more chapter!"  And the lit study was a great addition.  We did one lapbook together, with each of the kids working on a different element.  I love the way it turned out!

I bought my lapbooks premade from Pear Educational Products.  I love them! 
No folding and gluing to transform a file folder into a lapbook.  This one is ready to go!  Plus, they have these fabulous adhesive strips with 3 holes punched in them for storing your finished lapbooks in a 3-ring binder.  How great is that?!  One quick step and our lapbook is stored neatly in a binder!  You can see our completed lapbook with the binder strip attached in our 3 ring binder below. 

Included in the literature study from Confession of a Homeschooler is a great cover sheet for our binder.  This gives me a little incentive to fill our binder with many more lapbooks!'s movie time!!!



  1. What a fun learning experience. I wish the movie had been more like the book. It was still cute though.

    1. We were able to have some great compare and contrast discussions about the book and the movie!