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!
Now...it's movie time!!!