Pocahontas: The War Between Lap/Notebooking!

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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?



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  1. Both are wonderful. We did some lap and notebooking last year and plan to do it again with the Pilgrims. Do you pick one topic each week to do a lap/notebook on? Is this in addition to other history?

    • Theresa, I integrate it with our History and Science…hoping to trail away from all text books soon…loving learning the Leadership Methodology (and principle learning) styles…that mesh so well with Charlotte Mason. Have you found a way to store both of them together??

  2. Love Homeschoolshare!

    I found a GREAT idea somewhere for adding lapbooks to binders! Using colored duct tape, stick the edge of the tape down the folded side of the lapbook. (Not where it opens.) Flip and stick the edge to the back then flatten the tape. It should make a long tab. 3 hole punch it and stick into a binder. Voila!

  3. What wonderful resources -thanks for sharing!
    I would love for you to link up at Living Life Intentionally’s Linky party – http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties ~Beth

  4. I love it! that is what we are studying and I may have to find that book. What age is the book for aproximately?

  5. have I mentioned lately, Joy, how absolutely inspirational what you do is? I know it’s just every day stuff to you – but I stand constantly amazed by homeschooling moms. I say all the time now – that the person who loves them best is the person who can teach them best. before this year of blogging – well – not quite a year – but this 11 months of blogging. I knew only one homeschooling mom ever. Now I read lesson plans, and see pictures, and read so many homeschooling moms – and met some – and it might sound silly – but little things like this lesson on Pocahontas – and how your boy approached it different from your girl – and how both of them requested that their writing not be shown – and all that you do – I’m still in awe after a year of reading about this. I hope you’re eye gets better. I look forward to meeting you at blissdom – and reading you more. I am constantly blessed by this community. And now that means you too. God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours – sorry for the long comment 🙂

  6. Looks great! Here from the HHH.

  7. Great lapbooks! Lapbooking is a favorite at our house too!