Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks Review

Since my oldest was 5 (and he's now 17!), we have been using the Apologia science books for the basis of our elementary science curriculum. I've found that my girls sometimes needed a little more than just reading the text together with me for them to grasp the concepts. Lapbooking is a great way for them to do more with the information that we've read about and helps them make the connections in their brains for learning to be more permanent. I was very excited to get to review the Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day Lapbook from A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks. This lapbook is one of several available at their Apologia Curriculum page.

Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day Lapbook



For this review, we received the Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day Lapbook, a downloadable pdf file with both a black and white and a color version. Each book consists of 177 pages with several pages and activities for each of the fourteen lessons in the Apologia text. The first couple of pages give step by step instructions with pictures of how to assemble the folders for the lapbook. 

This year, Sassy and I are doing Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day for science. She is a very visual learner so lapbooks really help her to see the information clearly. 

Each activity page provides clear instructions for how to use the activity, as well as how to assemble it into the lapbook. The instructions also give the page numbers for the Apologia text to help with completing the activity, whether it's reading the corresponding information, looking up definitions, or using an image in the text to help label images in the lapbook.

The color version of the lapbook provides further visual help for her by separating out items by color. For example, on the "Vocabulary Words" flap activity for Lesson 1, each word is in a different color. Then she just cut the words apart on the dotted lines of the printed sheet, and then wrote the definitions for each word under the folded flaps. 

In addition to using the Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day for science at home with Sassy, I also will be teaching this book for third to sixth graders at our homeschool co-op this year. The lapbook activities from A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks are making planning our class sessions so much easier. The activities help reinforce what my students will have read at home and will give me a basis for what to cover in class. In addition, they will provide hands-on activities for them to complete during our sessions. At the end of the year, each of my students will have a comprehensive lapbook to take home that will showcase what they've learned. 

A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks offers lapbooks for the following Apologia elementary books:
  • Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day
  • Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day
  • Land Animals of the Sixth Day
  • Exploring Creation with Botany
  • Exploring Creation with Astronomy (1st or 2nd editions)
  • Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
They also offer stand-alone topical lapbooks as well as curriculum based lapbooks.

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