Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lapbooking workshop


I hosted a lapbooking workshop with my friend Tiffany the other night. She is the one who got me hooked on this in the first place and several people had asked to have a hands on workshop for Moms. I offered to host it at our roomy kitchen table. It turned out to be a fun night. Hopefully it wasn't too much work for Tiffany. We had met a few weeks ago to come up with some folds and work on the design of the lapbook and she did the rest.

We had about 12 people come and learn some basic folds for lapbooking. The sample lapbook we made was for the 12 days of Christmas and what they really mean. The idea is that once you learn some of the folds, then you can use those ideas with different topics. I already want to make a lapbook about Annie Oakley (just picked up a biography on her the other day).

As we move on from here to our new town/state, I am praying that we find another great homeschool group that we can connect with. One that will welcome us as well as this one has.

7 comments:

pearly1979 said...

It doesn't happen too often but some times I catch when God is speaking directly to me. I just read a blog post from a mom who homeshools but tried public school for a bit. The entry was about the decision to return to homeschooling and many of her reasons for leaving public school really resonated with me. After digesting all she had to say I was sitting here thinking "How would I do it?" "Where on earth would I start?" "There are so many resources how do I choose?" And then your lapbooks came to mind and thought "What are those lapbooks again?" because I admit I have kind of skipped those posts of yours, by skimming instead of really intently reading them, since we don't homeschool. So, I come to your blog to look up some of your posts about the lapbooks cause even though I haven't been as interested I know they are there and isn't the very most recent post about lapbooks? I hear you God.

Amanda said...

That is so interesting. I would love to learn how to lapbook.

Lisa said...

In case you don't already know this...Annie Oakley actually lived in Leesburg for a while and her beloved dog passed away here. There is a statue of her and her dog in front of the library (the kids ebtrabce) in downtown Leesburg. It's a beautiful statue....so go grab a pic b/f you leave!! :)
And...I really enjoyed the workshop...thanks to you and Tiffany for putting it on for us gals.

Julie said...

The lapbooking workshop was a lot of fun.

We've really enjoyed getting to know you and the girls and you've been a great addition to our homeschool group, you will be missed!

Karen said...

I wish that I lived closer so that I could have attented this workshop!! I want to learn how to do these.... I know that my kids would love them and so would I! I will be reasearching lapbooks and doing these next year or later in the year :)

Have you all found a house in your new town?

Twyska said...

This looks fun. I know my girls would love doing a lapbook, but I'm not sure if Caleb would get into it. Glad to hear you're packing up!

ScienceGeek said...

This week instead of our normal Story of the World craft, we started a Knights/Crusades lapbook. We're having a great time. The boys (and I) love doing this! I plan to use lapbooks all the time in our homeschool, as a tool for displaying what we've learned. I love how versatile they are, how each kid can personalize them, and how easy they are to store. And I likely would have NEVER considered doing them until your blog posts. So thank you! I had passed the lapbooking displays MANY times at convention without a glance. Now I'm wishing I had paid attention. And Keisuzi and I both wish we had attended your lapbooking workshop!