Lapbooking March Lesson
Here in Florida, February is an iffy month weather-wise. Some days are warm and balmy and others are downright cold. Well, at least they are cold to those of us who live here year round. February is also a great month, on those balmy days, to get outdoors and go observe manatees! And that’s just what my family and I recently did, which was all I needed to get my creative juices flowing!
Manatees are marvelous creatures! I mean, how many huge beasts can you think of off the top of your head that are, by nature, pretty much docile? And not only docile, but who often enjoy the company of humans? Not many, I’d venture to guess!
Yup! Watching these calm and peaceful marine mammals gave me all the inspiration necessary to bring you this month’s lapbook unit on The Florida Manatee.
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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.