FREE: Fall – Acorn Single Line Paper
12 Autumn / Fall – Acorn themed paper designs: 6 b/w and 6 color.
How can you use this download?
* Use for any subject or any writing project.
* Students will love to publish their work using these designs.
* Create beautiful bulletin boards full of student work.
* Use to create classroom newsletters.
* Add a Fall touch to letters home.
Lapbooking is a fun way for students to interact with a variety of mediums and become ‘hands-on’ in their learning! I’ve created this PUMPKIN LAPBOOK unit to involve students in their own learning and be CROSS-CURRICULAR, (Language Arts, Science and Social Studies).
Includes vocabulary, vocabulary cards, life cycle, parts of a pumpkin, pumpkin book templates to answer questions such as “Native American uses for pumpkin”, “Nutritional value of pumpkins” and more.
A lapbook is simply a file folder that contains a variety of “mini books,” foldables,
and other material that cover detailed information about the lapbook’s central topic.
What is included in your lapbook is entirely up to you and your learner. A lapbook
might accompany a unit study, elaborate on a book or serve as a guidebook or
Lapbooking can be done at any age and with any subject. At a recent lapbooking
workshop, lapbooks were displayed covering everything from fractions to “all
about me” to the Revolutionary War. Lapbooks can focus on a specific topic, such
as the rainforest, or serve as a reference tool for various skills, like basic grammar
facts. You might wish to make a series of lapbooks about great artists, covering an
artist or a movement per lapbook. You could make a lapbook to go along with your
foreign language program, creating minibooks that serve as reminders for
vocabulary and sentence structure.
It really isn’t as complicated as it sounds, and that is just one of the beauties of
lapbooking. Once you get the hang of it, you will find yourself thinking about
everything around you in terms of lapbooking!
So what are the benefits of lapbooking? A lapbook is, first and foremost, a
fantastic hands-on educational tool. The lapbook itself is highly interactive – from
the creation to the finished product. And each component of the lapbook has
given the learner an opportunity to concentrate on a specific aspect of the greater
Beyond the educational benefits, a lapbook is a treasure. Students can review their
lapbooks frequently, opening up the foldables, reading, and touching, and reliving
memories made during the creation of each lapbook!
Settlers from Spain, France, Sweden, Holland, and England claimed land in the New World beginning in the 17th century. The struggle for control of this land would continue for more than a hundred years and is an important part of US History.
Whether you are looking for a complete stand-alone unit or a supplement to what you are currently studying within your selected curriculum, this Notebooking unit will fit the bill!
* Notebooking instructions, assignment and organization pages
* Evaluation Rubric
* Information reading for students about the colonies (overview, motivations, economy, beliefs, revolution, first settlements, Jamestown, Pilgrims voyage, and life in the colonies – farming, church, education and food)
* 32 student project / notebooking pages
(These notebooking pages are in color but can be successfully printed in grey-scale to save on printing costs.)
Geography has always been a subject that I loved teaching, especially surrounding the USA. I also love when lessons can be made to cross over into other subject areas or become ‘hands-on’.
Over the last two weeks, I’ve created several NEW Geography related resources and I’m excited to share them with you!
All of these NEW resources are part of my Learning about the USA series…
The 1st is a 150 page download which provides you 3 maps of each state:
* Blank outline
* Outline with State Capital
* Outline with Major Cities
This resource can be used in too many ways for me to list here but I’ll give you a few ideas…
* Cut out the blank outline and place on cardboard. Using homemade salt dough, students can create a 3-D relief map on top of the state outline, sculpting in rivers, mountains, etc. Once dry, have students paint them, green= land, brown= mountains, blue= rivers.
* Create a state book using the outlines. Students can do this by copying and cutting out several copies of the blank outline and one each of the others. The first blank outline will serve as the cover. Students can use each of the pages to create a fun book about the state.
* Using the outline maps with cities, ask students to add things such as major highways, historical landmarks, etc.
Also ready for you to download…
These new resources can be used to create a variety of cross-curricular lessons and lead to hours of learning.
Why does each state in the U.S. have a state bird, a state flower or other state selected ‘thing’? As a teacher, I was once asked this very question. I didn’t know the answer but I went looking. This is what I found…It is done to instill a sense of local state pride and patriotism and is a holdover from the early days when states were almost independent countries.
So why have a study on ‘State Birds’? My answer: For the wide range of learning that will occur during such a study! That is why I’ve created a MEGA Bundle of materials designed to provide students with a creative way, an inspiring way, to study ‘State Birds’…
As they are completing their studies, students will exercise valuable skills such as…
reading to comprehend informational text
They will also be completing a cross-curricular study combining the following…
This BUNDLE contains over 700+ pages and covers all 50 states and more…
Each state has 14 pages designed for students to write, draw and express what they are learning and/or have learned throughout their studies.
** Cross-curricular learning at it’s best. **
– Language Arts: reading, research and writing (Students will be expected to search out informational text to learn about each state bird. Multiple pages are giving for students to report what they have learned. Some pages include sections for drawing. Also included: Pages designed to be used for different age groups.)
– Science: Scientific classification (A page is included for each state to list the Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species. Also a full coloring page is included if you’d like students to label the parts of each bird.)
– Social Studies: Geography (2 map pages – One to identify the state and one for students to show everywhere in the U.S. the bird lives as well as any migration)