Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Madeline Lap Book


My girls love reading all about Madeline!  So, this summer, we started working on a Madeline Lap Book.  (Most of the resources I used were from Homeschool Share.)   

We had so much fun and they are already asking me what Lap Book they can start next!!



THE COVER

The picture of Madeline is from the coloring pages found here.


INSIDE 




BACK OF LEFT FLAP AND FRONT OF RIGHT FLAP

  • On the Left is the Definition of "Monochromatic" with a coloring page describing what Monochromatic means.
  • On the Right is a Relative Size Miniture Book, a mini book on Symmetry, Symmetry Cards, and a Symmetrical Painting.


Here is a picture of the Tour de France booklet opened up:



BEHIND BOTH CENTER FLAPS
(opened to the left and right)

  • In the middle is our worksheet on the parts of the body, a mini book on clean hands/health, and he definitions for "appendix" and "solemn,"  a couple of the challenging words from the book.
  • On the right are a couple pictures of the book which also demonstrate "symmetrical" and "asymmetrical."



BACK COVER


Did you know that Crayola Colored pencils have the colors listed in French as well as English?!


With Twinkle Toes birthday coming up next week, I thought about making a Madeline's Gateau Chapeau Cake  (Doesn't that look fun and EASY!!!), but she had already asked for a "cowgirl" party...  We just might have to make the cake anyway and celebrate finishing the lap books with a little Madeline Tea Party.


Au Revoir!


11 comments:

  1. My 10 year old still LOVES Madeline! Lapbooks weren't really the thing 5 years ago when she was in Kindergarten, I think she might still enjoy doing some of this! Thanks for posting the links to the resources, and I LOVE the idea about the cake!

    By the way, we are studying the 50 states this year as well. I posted some links to a few resources and ideas I don't think you included. But if you're like me, you don't need ANY MORE inspiration or ideas! Not enough hours in the day!

    Blessings to you and yours!

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  2. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again--amazing! What beautiful memories the girls are making.

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  3. I can't wait for Buttercup to be old enough to do this!!! I adore Madeline! This was just fabulous Jessica! Great job girls!

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  4. Just wondering if you print out everything on cardstock or not....I did almost all this time, because I hate the way the paper looks rumpled when you glue it on. What's your method?

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  5. Sara ~ I use a rather heavy regular copy paper (24 lb) from Costco. For this lap book I only printed the Pocket for the 12 girls (and the girls too) and the Symmetry Cards on card stock. We also mounted a few things onto construction paper. This worked well and nothing looked rumpled after being glued. Oh! We use glue sticks too, which also really helps!

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  6. So fun! My girls love Madeline! Thank you for sharing this great idea for a lap book!

    God bless

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  7. The symmetrical illustrations reminded me... has anyone else noticed that toward the end of the book where Madeline gets her appendix removed, there is an illustration of the other girls after they have visited her... they are shown eating, brushing their teeth, and going to bed. There are only 11 girls brushing their teeth, and Madeline's bed is empty... but when they are sitting at the table, all 12 girls are pictured, even though Madeline is still recovering in the hospital! Wonder how that happened? Is mine the only copy like that???

    Looks like they had fun putting the lapbooks together!!

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  8. Erin, isn't that STRANGE!!! Our book is the same, and so is the Mad about Madeline book from the library! I guess the editors only looked at the story itself and not the illustrations!!!! oopsss!!! =)

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  9. Sweet! Madeline was my first introduction to France, and it was for my child too. It's probably as close as I'll ever get! LOL

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  10. What a great job! My kids and I will be reading and doing Madeline lapbooks this week. I am trying to find the 12 Madeline Girls, but have not been successful, can you direct me or share? I appreciate the help!

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  11. momto2mnkys ~ You know, I am not finding it online anymore either. . . I do have a copy saved on my computer though, so if you send me an email (your return email isn't showing up with your comment) I can email you a copy.

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