Kimm Bellotto

Merry Christmas!

lapbooking_decThis is actually the third Christmas themed unit that I have written for Wow! Time has slowly flown by… That may be an oxymoron, but yet it feels right, so I’m going to go with it.

The first Christmas unit I wrote was for the very young. The next one was for the upper grades. This year, I’m aiming at the upper elementary – middle school students out there. Concepts that your students will need to be familiar with are:

  • inference
  • conflict
  • synonym and antonym
  • setting


Students at this level should be able to complete three activities a day, plus a couple of vocabulary words. Working at this pace, the unit should be complete in four days. You can choose whether those days are sequential or not. The main point is to have fun while learning!

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Wishing you all the happiest of Christmas seasons. See you in the New Year!

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Kimm BellottoKimm 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.