But Little Bit told me she wanted to learn about Dora. And there is precious little homeschooling information on Dora. So I had to use my brain. And yes, it did hurt just a little. But in my brainstorming I thought of some wonderful things I could use Dora to teach. So, without further ado, here is our very unprofessional Dora lapbook:Materials needed for cover: black magic marker, printout from computer, and cutout from a shoebox.
Here's the left side of the lapbook. I think the obvious thing to teach was beginning letters. I got the little books from this site and the Dora character printouts from the computer.
Here's the other side of the lapbook. We did a 5 Senses unit the week we evacuated for Hurricane Ike. Then we made this book. Little Bit thought of all the things Dora would use her senses for.
Then we covered the four seasons just for review. We discussed what kinds of clothing Dora would need to wear in each season and sorted our calendar month names into the right seasons.
Lastly, we made a star pocket on the back of the lapbook.
We did a small unit on community helpers. I was all geared up to do a really big community helpers theme as it seems to be a really popular theme for kids Little Bit's age. But what I found was that she could already tell me exactly what a fire fighter, mailman, doctor, etc. did. Why do a whole unit on it? We read some books and made these little "community helper stars."
So, that's how you make an un-slick lapbook. As you can see it's all made with materials that you probably have on hand. Next time, I'm going to search the internet for lapbooks BEFORE I ask, "So, what do you want to learn about next?"
REMINDER: Fitness Friday is tomorrow!!! This week we are discussing what we are doing differently at mealtimes. See you there!