Here Ben poses with the 2 main books we used for this study.
This is the front of our lapbook, with Ben’s handwriting sample and the cover of the book, color-copied.
Here’s the lapbook when you first open it up. On the left flap is a minit book about the days of creation, on the right flap are our vocabulary words, and in the center a dinosaur world map minit book and a small book about reptiles.
Here you can see what the days of creation book looks like opened up. I typed out the different things God created and Ben matched them up to the right day.
I did the vocabulary words similarly to the days of creation, typing out the definitions and then letting Ben match them up.
Here you can see the dinosaur world atlas and reptile books opened up. For the atlas, Ben colored pictures of several dinosaurs and then matched them up to the continents on which they were found. He used our Dinosaur Atlas book to figure these out. The reptile book was made by cutting out pictures of diffferent reptile and gluing them down. In the center, Ben drew a dinosaur.
This picture shows the lapbook with the added extenders opened up. The top extender has a wheel which examines what possibly happened to the dinosaurs after the Great Flood. Under the wheel is a little minit book with adjectives describing dinosaurs. In the center of the lapbook is our dinosaur graph, where we were able to compare the sizes of different dinosaurs. Some dinosaurs were small like chickens, some were over 40 feet tall! Glued to the bottom extender is a coloring book we printed from www.enchantedlearning.com. On the underside of this extension is a print-out of Psalm 8, the Psalm Ben is currently memorizing. We chose this Psalm for now because it celebrates creation.
This is just a closer-up picture of the wheel and dinosaur adjectives book.
Here is the adjectives book opened up. Each page has a picture of a dinosaur on which Ben has written a different adjective. We read the book Hairy, Scarey, Ordinary, by Brian P. Cleary, to go along with this lesson. Ben loves this set of books, called Words Are Categorical. They are great for grammar lessons! Some of the adjectives Ben chose to describe dinosaurs include: enormous, ugly, stupid, mean, stinky, and extinct.
Here is an up close picture of the dinosaur coloring book. Each page inside has a picture of a different dinosuar, along with some facts about what they ate and how large they were. There is also some handwriting practice inside there.
Psalm 8, found on the bottom extender under the Dinosaur Coloring Book.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave any comments if you have any! We love to hear what you think about what we’re studying!