Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Review: Journey Through Learning Lapbooks

"Can we review more? Reviewing is fun with stuff this!"

When I was offered the opportunity to review a lapbook for A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks, my first thought was yikes, lapbook!...sounds like work ;) Hey, my blog, I can be honest, right? I have purchased one lapbook before and we never got past the first part because it was just blank. I didn't know what to do with it because cute as it was, it was just blank templates that I had to come up with the info for the kids to fill in. Too much work to add in as a "fun extra" in our day.

So....I almost just deleted the email but thankfully kept reading and saw, "I am also a Classical Conversations mom. We have teamed up with CC to create lapbooks for Cycle 1." 

Hmmmm....Now she peaked my interest. So I checked out her website and found one I wanted to try that goes right along with what we are doing right now in Science in CC.

I chose the one I wanted and was emailed the pdf to print off. It is 42 pages long and starts with...amazing directions for us lapbook challenged peeps to know what in the world we are doing! Love it! I had all the materials needed, so printed it out and off we went. You also have the option or ordering a print copy if you can't print cheaply. I have a great old printer that prints very cheaply so I just printed it off.

Maybe I just got a bad lapbook before, but this one from A Journey Through Learning not only had cute templates for the kids to fill out, but also had all the information that goes into those cute templates! We would read a page of information together, then they would fill in the item to glue into the book based off the page of information we had just read.

And they loved it. I loved that it all went so well with what we are learning about right now in Classical Conversations. The kids liked that too, since they recognized the information and knew what we were talking about. 

C is learning to draw the world in Challenge A, so P brought the cover sheet to him to draw on the blank globe. Love it!

After we finished the first folder, T was playing with it on his own. I told him it was time to move to math and he actually said, "Can we review more? Reviewing is fun with stuff this!" Sweet!

I'm starting to see why people love lapbooks. It was really fun.

If you go to their website, there are samples of the pages in the lapbooks so you can see what I mean when I say that the information is all there. I tried to link them but I can only link to the homepage. Go check them out! If you do, let me know what you think :)

Disclaimer:  I received this lapbook, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review.  
All opinions are mine.

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