What's for Dinner: Turkey Ranch Wraps (Black & White Cookbook!)
At the Sewing Machine: Starting a new smock, dress, and blommers for Brigitta
On the Scrapbook Table: Preparing for Saturday's Crop
I am not a project-driven homeschooler. Mess and clutter make me very uptight. While I love to craft, I really have to practice deep-breathing when my children get a creative bug. Since we're starting back in Ancient History this year, some (Jane Ann!) might say this is the perfect opportunity to build a ziggurat out of sugar cubes.
I have found a great compromise! Lapbooks! They've been around for a while, but this is the first time I've seriously looked at them. Kits are available from stores like homeschoolestore.com. Take a couple file folders, the printables, and voila! A great project that the children are proud of, is easy to store, and looks great at the end-of-the-year homeschool program!
All my children are enjoying this so much! The older ones love to show them off to whoever walks through the door. We finished Mesopotamia last week. Today we started Egypt. My littles were feeling very left-out, so I downloaded a book for them based on the Five Little Pumpkins nursery rhyme.
They have lapbooks for just about every topic - including chocolate! Also, homeschoolestore.com has a free item every week. I download them all! You never know...