Welcome to the May Lapbooking Lesson!
Irish-born author Oscar Wilde is most famous for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and his play The Importance of Being Earnest, but he also penned a small collection of short stories for children called The Happy Prince and Other Tales. The cover title is the story we’ll be focusing on in this month’s lapbook unit.
While the story itself has much to offer for people of all ages, this unit will be geared for the mid- to upper elementary student with the intent of sharpening some of their literary skills and strategies through analysis and evaluation; reinforcing certain concepts, such as synonyms and antonyms; and honing their writing skills. We will also, at the very end, follow the author’s intent and make a Christian connection.
While your child works through this unit, it would be a good time to read together, discuss, and memorize some of the Bible passages that talk about helping the poor. There are many, many Scriptures that touch on this subject. Here are a few to get you started:
- Proverbs 19:17
- Matthew 25:35-40
- Deuteronomy 15:11
- Mark 12:31
- Proverbs 14:31
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Kimm Bellotto and Niki McNeil met through an online homeschool group. While chatting, they discovered they both loved lapbooks and were looking for an easier way for homeschooling moms to pull together the necessary items for a lapbook. Those chats soon became a business plan, and the two ladies quietly “set-up shop” on the web, becoming the first company to sell ready-to-use lapbook kits. With Niki’s innovative ideas and Kimm’s creative graphics abilities, the two moms published their first unit, titled “Plants,” in November 2002. Two years later, talented writer/researcher Katie Kubesh joined the team and the company came into full bloom. In the Hands of a Child wants to make hands-on learning easy and readily attainable for every child and for every mom! With over 400 lapbook titles to choose from and a growing line of notebooking units, they offer something for everyone regardless of age or ability.