Archives for November 2015

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Including PreSchoolers in Your Homeschool

Including Preschoolers in Your HomeschoolLooking back on our early homeschool years, I remember a daily struggle to keep pre-schoolers happy while teaching the older siblings.  I’m sure I am not the only homeschooling mama that faced this dilemma of keeping the little ones somewhat quiet and happy so the older children can learn with minimal distractions.   I found that including the pre-schoolers in “school” instead of just trying to keep them away from the older kids worked really well.  Here are some suggestions for things they can do alongside their older siblings. [Read more…]

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Ponce de Leon Notebooking Page

Ponce de Leon Notebooking PaperDownload this free Famous Explorer notebooking page to write about Ponce de Leon. [Read more…]

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Sebastian Cabot Notebooking Page

Sebastian Cabot Notebooking PaperDownload this free Famous Explorer notebooking page to write about Sebastian Cabot. [Read more…]

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Christopher Columbus Lapbook

Christopher Columbus Lapbook

Free Christopher Columbus lapbook with over ten activities and mini booklets about his life and journeys to America.

How to Fold a Lapbook

Related Pages:
Christopher Columbus Notebooking
Christopher Columbus Notebooking
Christopher Columbus Notebooking
Columbus Day Resources

Library List:
Columbus by Ingri & Edgar Parin E’Aulaire

Activities:
Early Life Lift the Flap Book – Answer the questions about Columbus’ birth and early life and use the map to locate where he was born.

Flat vs. Round World Meet in the Middle Book – Write about the various opinions held during Columbus’ youth concerning the shape of the world.

First Faraway Voyage Matchbook – Describe Columbus’ first voyage outside of the Mediterranean Sea.

Portugal Layered Book – Write about Columbus’ time in Portugal in this layered book.

Leif Ericson Notebooking Page – Write a mini report about Leif Ericson’s explorations and the impact they had on Christopher Columbus. You can staple this to the back of your lapbook.

Finding a Patron Fan Fold – Answer the questions in this fan-fold book about Columbus’ attempts to find someone to fund his journey west.

The Monks Oval Book – Inside this oval book, write about Columbus’ time with the monks.

Preparing for Departure Tri-Fold Flap Book – Answer the questions about Christopher Columbus’ preparations for his journey west.

The Journey & The Landing Booklets – Inside the booklet, write about the journey across the Atlantic Ocean and their landing on the first island.

Cross Fold Book – Answer the questions regarding what happened during their stops as well as the return voyage.

Accolades for Columbus Book – Describe Columbus’ treatment once he reached Spain.

Second Trip Quilt Book – Write about Columbus’ second trip west.

Columbus Notebooking Page – Write a mini report covering Columbus’ third trip west to the end of his life. You can staple this to the back of your lapbook.

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