Monday, October 28, 2013

Sea Monster Pop-up Minibook

I decided to make a Sea Monster pop-up minibook for our notebooks. 

Sea Monster pop-up minibook

The outside of the minibook will look like this.

Fold component in half first.  Cut only along lines, and fold up like this.

Invert the tab like this.

The inside will then look like this. 

Paste your sea monster where indicated (either one you sketch like here or use the one in the sea monster document).

The girls really had fun with creating their own sea monsters.  Get creative!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Columbus Notebooking Ideas

Time for more notebooking ideas!  We recently finished up Columbus, and this is what we put into our history notebooks.  We've got a lot of sketches (true to our DDs' form), some printable 3D components, and notebook pages. 

Free Columbus lapbook (used here as 3D notebooking)

Color Ptolmeic Map

Columbus notebook page (part of a large American History notebooking download)

Explorer's Food pocket/3D component

Have fun, and I hope you've been inspired!

The 3D flap booklets you see on this sketch are from the above Columbus lapbook.

This map is from a book we purchased called Interactive 3D Maps:  American History.  It is an excellent resource, and I highly recommend it for your American history studies.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Clay Roman Coins

My first grader is taking a quick tour through world history, just learning absolute basics.  I thought it would be fun to make some clay Roman coins. 

We bought some clay you can bake.  Simple roll in a ball, then flatten with palm of hand.  Then have child scratch Romanesque designs with a toothpick.  Bake as directed.  Easy!

A note, the thicker the clay, the less likely it will crack after baking it. I hope you have fun!