When the opportunity to review a lapbook just “fell into my lap“, I was so excited! We haven’t made a lapbook in a while and the topic was perfect for Denna who is in 1st grade.
Our unit was Lapbooking Through the Human Body.
An Overview of the Human Body Lapbook
The curriculum is organized into 10 weekly lessons. All the printable mini-books are included, along with instructions and photos of how to put it together.
The lessons include reading selections for both younger (K-2nd) and older children (3rd-5th). Also included for each lesson:
- Vocabulary terms
- Additional books to research
- Coordinating activities such as an experiment
At the back of the ebook, there are 2 notebooking pages that you can use to record notes on a specific book you read or an activity you do together.
Why We Love Lapbooking Through the Human Body
Denna and I really enjoyed the activities that went along with the study. Her favorites were making a model of a cell using Jell-o and replicating the digestive system with some bread, a plastic baggie, and acidic soda.
Even Daddy and Gaius got in on the smushing action!
Ease of Use
This curriculum was simple to plan and implement. It is perfect for homeschoolers who are just getting into lapbooking or for moms who don’t have a lot of time to gather resources and search for online printables.
The lapbook didn’t have much variety. Each printable was a simple tab-book. I wondered if Denna would like the style, because she is used to big elaborate lapbook projects. But the simplicity allowed her to focus on narrating what she had learned to me as I recorded the information in the booklets.
Initially, I was concerned because I couldn’t find the books that were listed in the curriculum for the reading selections. I visited the library and brought home a few different books about the human body that I thought could work as replacements.
The curriculum lists page numbers and chapter titles, but I was able to find similar reading selections in the books we had.
Adding information and activities to the unit was also very easy. The lapbook makes a great starting point to a much more in-depth study of the human body.
Some of the things we added were:
- Online videos
- Notebooking pages
- Additional books
What impressed me the most about Lapbooking Through the Human Body was how simple it was to complete, and yet how comprehensive the information was.
The lapbook covered all the major systems of the body, including the immune system. We didn’t get overwhelmed, and were weren’t bored either. In fact, Denna and I were excited for each new lesson together!
Monday, stop by Sarah’s blog at Small World at Home to read about her experience with Biology Logic Stage. She’ll be having a giveaway as well. Be sure to visit Rachel’s blog review from yesterday to learn more about Early Years Curriculum for K4/K5.
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