This is it! I am on 3 week countdown to moving out of my house. After that we will be on the road for a month traveling in the states, saying goodbye to family here in Texas and trying to vacation a bit before flying to South America at the end of September. Our adventure begins soon.
I will show you some pictures in an upcoming post about how my house has now turned to a organizing disaster zone. The only way to pack is to pull it all out and sort through it. Since we will just be taking suit cases to South America, I will have to be picky about what we pack. Most of our curriculum will go to storage, but I have to take a few things.
Because we will be on the road soon, I wanted to get as close as I could to finishing our Ocean Lapbook. So today, I have more ocean lapbook printables. The first one is an easy Ocean Resources Scavenger Hunt (book 7 on the lapbook layout above) to keep Tiny out of my hair schooling so I can focus on more packing.
Besides, I couldn’t hear the moan of anymore writing. I think he knows we have been hit and miss lately with school because of our huge move. Like me, he feels the excitement so he needs easy school from here on until we leave. An easy hands-on project is an Ocean Resources Scavenger hunt around the house.
I think any age can do this eazy peazy scavenger hunt. The point of the lesson is to build appreciation for the vast resources and products we depend on from the ocean like carrageenans and alginates that we use in our food. Take a look at this website Sea the Sea Ocean Facts that I used as a springboard for the ideas. I list it at the end of the scavenger hunt so your child can have it for reference and study too.
Also, the Ocean Resources Scavenger Hunt worksheets can be included in the lapbook as minibooks. Look at this graphic I created a while back to show how we include worksheets in our lapbooks.
The Ocean Resources Scavenger Hunt pages can be glued in the same way in the lapbook. Staple them together first, then fold them.
The next minibook (minibook 5 on the lapbook layout above) I have ready is 3 Types of Marine Life, which is a 3 lift tab book. Again, this type of information is easily found on the internet so Tiny can research independently. If Tiny is not so inspired or your child either by writing about the marine life in general, then they can choose one to write about, or write about the one I used as a graphic. For example, under tab one they can write about plankton, tab two can be about a Blue Whale, a list of animals that swim freely or one animal they choose to focus on. Follow this same idea for lift tab 3, which is Creatures that Live On Or Near the Ocean Floor. Because there are choices, hopefully, this avoids writer’s block for our kids and also gives them choice as to what they want to study about in marine life.
Then the last minibook I have is Did You Know, (minibook 6 on the lapbook layout above) which has a few facts on the ocean. It is an accordion fold minibook. Be sure to look at the lapbook layout at the top so you can see where we are gluing our minibooks.
So much to tell you about today. I am also excited about the release of Big Book of Homeschool Ideas!! I wrote 2 chapters in the book. One chapter is Encouraging A Love of History and the other chapter is Lapbooking. It is a WHOPPING 562 page download chock full of goodness. You will want this book as you start your school year.
I think I can, I think I can has been my motto these past few weeks and now I think the Ocean Lapbook will be at a good stopping point so we can take a break to move. Hope you like the new printables.
Grab the rest of the hands-on activities and ocean lapbook printables here.
Hugs and love ya,