One thing I love about homeschool…is being able to let my children have some freedom in how they learn.
First, we all love spending time reading REALLY great books like this one for Pocahontas
For the past few months, we have been notebooking. All of the children seem to enjoy it, but my Daughter LOVES lapbooks. This past week, I could not find notebooking pages I wanted to use for our study on Pocahontas, but I found this site…and it provided me with some great cut outs for lapbooking.
Well, my oldest son…he’s not big on lapbooking..he prefers his notebook…and just pasting.
So,this week, it was the best of both worlds. I did not have any ‘requirements’ for how their work would end up. My son…just took his, glue’d them in his notebook and voila…DONE….(He asked me not to open the pictures and show his work….so, you’ll just have to accept pictures of the outside)
My daughter, found two of her favorite colors in our folders (we use for lapbooks) cut one, pasted, glue’d…and DONE. She did not create a cover and I probably won’t require her to make one.
(She made the same request as big brother: “Please do not show my writing.”)
Now, I just have to figure out how to make this fit in her history binder at the end of the year. With notebooking…it will all just bind together nicely.
What have you learned?