I am not a fan of modern, normal history learning. These textbooks teach what they deem most important, and they totally disregard any sense of timeline. I hated history growing up because everything just hung on nails in random spots in my brain, disconnected from everything else. It wasn't until I got into researching my genealogy that I finally saw history as one continuous story, with a beginning (Creation), middle (absolutely everything else), and end (as of yet to be determined, or "the present", whichever you'd prefer). When I saw that, I could hang all that useless info where it belonged. I determined to teach my kid history in order. It really makes sense that way!
I could go on and on about the movie "Inside Out." So many feels, as the millennials say. Suffice it to say I loved it SO much that I decided to create my very first lapbook to go along with it! This took SO much work, no wonder people sell them for five bucks each! I made a full color version, then realized that I prefer black and white to print on colored paper. So I made a second version and turned all the color white. I made the whole thing in Paint, so it is not nearly as sophisticated and awe-inspiring as some of the lapbooks out there. But, it is my first one. I would LOVE feedback, and even pictures if you/your kids make it!
I didn't make a cover sheet or any extra pictures to just cut out and glue in. For EJ's cover sheet, I'm just going to have him draw a scene, some characters, or a fancy title. If there's space in his lapbook, he can draw some more. That way I sneak a little art in there, too!
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.