- Homeschoolers Legal Trust
- South African Homeschooling information
- Curriculum (South African based – there are others)
- Free Curricula & Tutors
- Montessori Information
- Matriculation Board
- South African Homeschooling Support Groups
- Unschooling Information
- Book resources
- Internet resources
- Reading resources
- Astronomy Sites
- Mathematics Sites
- Science and Biology Sites
- Online Educational Games
- Sue Patrick’s workbox system
- Arts & Crafts
- What is a Lapbook?
Homeschoolers Legal Trust
South African Homeschooling information:
Curriculum (South African based – there are others):
Free Curricula & Tutors
South African Homeschooling Support Groups
Leaping from the box
Homeschool Curriculum for Life
Wikipedia for Schools
Free Homeschool resources, ebooks, etc. Teaching resources (there are hundreds listed here)
Help for left handed children
Themes and Topics (Free Presentations in PowerPoint format & Free Interactive Games)
No time for Flashcards (awesome activities for kids)
Homeschool Learning Network (awesome subject material – Kindergarten – Gr12)
Habitat for Humanity
Science and Biology Sites
Online Educational Games
Sue Patrick’s workbox system
Sue Patrick’s workbox system
Workbox Picture Cards (read the 1+1+1=1 blog first)
A Comprehensive review on the Sue Patric Workbox System
Arts & Crafts
What is a Lapbook?
“Simply put, it is a file folder with a few funny folds. But it is so much more than that!!
It is a super- learning enhancer which becomes an incredibly creative tool for parents and teachers. It integrates reading and writing, math and science, literature and critical thinking. Classical learner, text bookers, and unit studiers alike find these projects easy to make and a joy to use with ALL ages and ANY curriculum.
The file folder becomes the “house” into which little Fold-its are arranged and glued. What’s a Fold-it you are wondering? A Fold-it is a piece of paper your child has folded in an interesting way, and added diagrams, writing, stickers, a title….whatever. It is almost like a little booklet. As your child studies a topic, he or she makes a number of these Fold-its for the different aspects learned. Look at these images of a lovely Lap Book on the orchestra. There are fancy folded pages for the seating arrangement to the composers. They were made during this child’s study of the orchestra. At the end of the study, all the Fold-its were creatively arranged in the Lap Book. This can now easily be stored on a favorite book shelf to be enjoyed again and again.
The concept is simple, but the possibilities are endless.
Simple versions can be crafted by a five year-old. Intricate layouts with more flips and folds can be put together by a sixteen year old. (and many other levels in between)
Any topic can be accommodated by this process from Outer Space to Microscopic Organisms, from a report on the North Pole to a project on the South Pole (and every place in between!)
Whatever curriculum your child is involved with in his or her education, Lap Books can reflect the learning. Homeschool, private school and public school material….any of this can be the basis for a Lap Book project
Type of Fold-its, diagrams included, embellishments, layout, cover design….al these factors mean that each and every Lap Book is a unique creation. As unique as the child who fashioned it!”
This excerpt comes from the Lapbook Ladies website.