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Shapes Lapbook

Shapes Lapbook

This free shapes lapbook is designed for preschool children to learn about some basic shapes.  They will trace and color shapes, match shapes and draw some basic figures using different shapes.

Library List:
Any Shape Books – Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh is a cute one

Activities:
Trace Shapes
Color Shapes
Shapes Matching
Drawing with Shapes

How to Fold a Lapbook

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Ants Lapbook

Ants Lapbook

Ants are fascinating creatures! Learn all about their life cycle and body parts in this free ants lapbook.

Library List:
Those Amazing Ants by Patricia Bennan Demuth
Very First Things to Know About Ants by Patricia Grossman
Ants by Ruth Berman
The 512 Ants on Sullivan Street by Carol A. Losi
Ants at the Picnic: Counting by Tens by Michael Dahl
The Ants Go Marching by Mary Luders

My First Letter A Book – Cut out the mini book and have the child cut and color the small boxes and glue them into the book. Then they can write the words on the pages (you can do dotted letters for smaller children to trace).

The Society of Ants: Cut each type of ants and description into a long strip. The child can color them. Make a pocket for them to slip into in the lapbook.

Ant Life Cycle Chart – use it in conjunction with the Ant Life Cycle Sequence Cards. The child can color the pictures as they learn. Make a pocket to slip the life cycle sequencing cards into on the lapbook.

Parts of the Ant coloring page – Shrink it to fit into the lapbook.

Ant Coloring Sheets – Cut them out after they are colored and use them to decorate the lapbook.

Vocabulary Words – I chose vocabulary words for each child based on their abilities and we wrote them in the middle of the lapbook.

Related Pages:
Ant Notebooking Page

How to Fold a Lapbook

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Astronaut Lapbook

Astronaut Lapbook

This free astronaut lapbook teaches your student about life in space.  Learn what astronauts have to wear, what they eat, and how they have fun in space.  Also included is a writing prompt for creative writing practice.

Library List:
Space Heroes: Amazing Astronauts by James Buckley, Jr.
The Space Shuttle by Jacqueline Langille & Bobbie Kalman
The Amazing International Space Station by the Editors of YES Mag
The Life of an Astronaut by Niki Walker

Resource Sites:
Astronaut Food
Astronaut Clothing

Travel – Use the matchbook to write about space travel.

Food – Use the fan fold to write about eating in space. Eat some space food. We made chocolate pudding and ate it out of a Ziploc bag with a hole cut in the corner.

Clothing – Use the index cards to write about an astronaut’s different types of clothing.

Famous Astronauts – Use the fan booklet to write about your favorite astronauts.

Fun in Space – What do astronauts do for fun while in space? Answer in the booklet.

Life in Space – Answer the questions in the flap book about life inside the International Space Station.

What would you take with you? – In the flower fold, write 5 personal items you would take with you into space.

Writing Prompt – If I could go into space…

Related Pages:

Astronaut Unit Study
Buzz Aldrin Notebooking
Neil Armstrong Notebooking
Sally Ride Notebooking
Alan Shepard Notebooking

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Butterflies Lapbook

Butterflies Lapbook

This free butterfly lapbook can be easily be modified to fit students PreK-1st grade. With a small amount of searching on the websites that I have used for my activities, you could easily make it work for up to 3rd graders including some math activities.

Library List:
From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heiligman & Bari Weissman
Where Butterflies Grow by Joanne Ryder & Lynne Cherry
Caterpillars and Butterflies by Emma Fischel (Usborne)

Lapbook Activities:

The student can color and decorate butterfly pattern using markers, crayons, glitter, etc. This butterfly can be used to decorate the front of the lapbook.

Student can color, cut, glue, and write in  “My First Letter C Book” (C is for…Caterpillar) AND “My First Letter B Book” (B is for…Butterfly)

Use the butterfly life cycle “label me” to learn about the life cycle. Then, the student can color and cut-out butterfly life cycle sequencing cards. These cards can be mixed up and then have the student put them in the correct order. Make a pocket for the lapbook to hold the cards.

Learn about and label parts of the butterfly worksheet. It can also be colored.

Make a coloring book that will fit in the lapbook.

Related Pages:
Butterfly and Moth Worksheet
Butterfly Notebooking Page
Identify a Butterfly Nature Book Worksheet
Butterflies and Moths Notebooking Page

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PreSchool Unit Study based on Snow Day

Snow Day Literature Unit StudyLibrary List:
Snow Day by Betsy Maestro
Snow is Falling by Franklyn M. Branley

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Literature Unit Study based on A Rainbow of My Own

A Rainbow of My Own Unit StudyLibrary List:
A Rainbow of my Own by Don Freeman
other books by Don Freeman
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Pumpkins Unit Study

Pumpkins Unit StudySubmitted by Wende
PreK-1st

Library List:
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin by Stan and Jan Berenstain

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My Community Unit Study

My Community Unit StudySubmitted by JoAnn S.

GradeRange: PreK-2nd

Library List:

Communities by Lisa Trumbauer
Community Helpers from A to Z by Bobbie Kalman
All about Community Helpers: a complete resource for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade teachers by Sharon MacDonald
A Day in the Life of a Farmer by Heather Adamson
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter by Heather Adamson
A Day in the Life of a Police Officer by Heather Adamson
A Day in the Life of Zookeeper by Nate LeBoutillier
A Day in the Life of a Doctor by Heather Adamson
Fireman Small – Fire Down Below by Wong Herbet Yee
Walter the Baker by Eric Carle
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
I Want to be a Police Officer by Liz Alexander
Families by Ann Morris
Families by Gail Saunders-Smith
Building a House by Byron Barton
No Mail for Mitchell by Catherine Siracusa
Post Office video recording
I Want to be a Firefighter by Dan Liebman
We need Mail Carriers by Lola Schaefer
I Want to be a Doctor by Dan Liebman
Doctors Help by Dee Ready
I Use Math at the Doctor’s by Joanne Mattern
Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish
Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Curious George Visits the Zoo by Margret Rey
Baker, Baker, Cookie Maker by Linda Hayward
Out and About at the Bakery by Jennifer Ericsson
Mr. Santizo’s Tasty Treats by Alice K. Flanagan
Mr. Cookie Baker by Monica Wellington
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
Boats Afloat by Shelley Rotner
Boats, Boats, Boats by Joanna Ruane
Trouble for Thomas by Kenny McArthur
Vroom! Vroom!: Making ‘Dozers, ‘Copters, Trucks & More by Judy Press
The Wheels on the School Bus by Mary-Alice Moore

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Manners and Social Skills Mini Unit:

Manners Unit StudySubmitted by Jennifer C.

Library List:
Pass the Fritters, Critters by Cheryl Chapman and Susan L. Roth
Me First by Helen Lester
May I Bring A Friend? by Beatrice de Regniers
Clifford’s Manners by Norman Bridwell
365 Manners Kids Should Know: Games, Activities, and Other Fun Ways to Help Children Learn Etiquette by Sheryl Eberly
Social Smarts: Manners for Today’s Kids by Carol Barkin, Elizabeth James
The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

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Unit Study based on Choo Choo: The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away

Choo Choo Unit StudyLibrary List:
Choo Choo: The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away by Virginia Lee Burton
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