Flag day is coming up as is the Fourth of July. There are many days we fly the flag including Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
I made this a while back, but haven't added it to the website since I changed over four years ago. My how time flies!!
This set includes:
*a text with all the information to fill out the lapbook components
*the history of the flag
*the meaning of the stars and stripes
*the meaning of the colors red, white and blue
*the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance
*saluting the flag
*the meaning of the flag
I found another gem sitting on my hard drive. The Nutcracker Lapbook never got transferred over to Cynce's Place.
Here is what I wrote back in 2008 when I prepared it:
I wasn't sure how to approach this lapbook. Should I do it on the ballet or on the actual story? Or, should I do it on the author of the original story?
Well, I did a search on 'The Nutcracker Lapbook', and came across a lapbook on ballet and a unit study on the nutcracker. So, then I did a search on 'The Nutcracker Unit Study'. This search brought about many unit studies, free and for sale. Most, if not all, concentrated on the ballet. I wanted to go more with the story.
I came up with a combination of the tale and of the ballet. It is focused on the story itself and how it evolved into a popular ballet today. These include author and composer biographies, country of origin for both the tale and the ballet, and more.
I hope you enjoy your study on The Nutcracker and The Mouse King as I did researching it.
Eventually I would love to witness the ballet in person. Hopefully next year my family and I can go. [We haven't gone yet. 🙁 ]
For the Cover,The whole clan from Nutcracker to Mouse King, - I think this coloring sheet makes a great cover. I couldn’t make it for you all because of copyright issues. Save it to your computer, insert it into word and add a title… now you have your cover. 🙂
Here is all the information I collected while preparing for this lapbook. Going through it, a lot of the links were dead. Yikes! I didn't want to go searching for new stuff, so I used the handy dandy archive I wrote about recently to find the dead links, only a few I couldn't retrieve.
As I was reading The Nutcracker and The Mouse King In Verse, which is included in the download, I came upon some words I did not know what the meaning was, like murther. So here is a list of words I think some kids might ask, 'What does ___ mean?'. Most, if not all, are taken from Webster's 1828 Dictionary.
murther – murder maiden – an unmarried girl or woman dismay – to affright or terrify vain – empty, worthless mend – to repair, to correct vengeance – The infliction (to apply) of pain on another, in return for an injury or offense. alter – to change, to make different fate - event predetermined, destiny caressed – Treated or embraced with affection. weary – tired, fatigued herald – to introduce hearth – a fireplace gleam – to shine, to cast light carillon – A little bell. Also, a simple air in music, adapted to the performance of small bells or clocks. traversed - To travel or pass across, over, or through. To move to and fro over; cross and re-cross. tattoo – A beat of drum at night, giving notice to soldiers to retreat, or to repair to their quarters in garrison, or to their tents in camp. wainscot – In building, timber-work serving to line the walls of a room, being made in panels. quell – To crush, to subdue, to cause to cease. valor, valiant – courage, bravery martial – pertaining to war wince – to shriek, as from a blow or from pain stagger – to move to one side and the other in standing or walking. gambolled – a skipping or leaping about in frolic sweetmeats – Fruit preserved with sugar; as peaches, pears, melons, nuts, orange peel and the like. placid – gentle, quiet, undisturbed stolidly – dullness of intellect, stupidity meandered – to wind or turn in a course or passage barcarolle – a folk song sung by venetian gondoliers, or a piece of music composed in that style. ardor – warmth, or heat, applied to the passions and affections reign – to rule
Watch The Nutcracker
Grab some popcorn or the goodie of your choice and enjoy!
Here is a simple Father's Day Lapbook that can be done in no time. It is along the lines of the Mother's Day Lapbook with a little history and symbols of Father's Day. There is even a spot to write a short acrostic poem.
“For all the love you’ve given me,
For all the prayers you’ve prayed,
For all the tears and all the care
The sacrifice you’ve made,
For all I am or can become,
For all in me that’s true,
I want to thank you, mother mine,
For all to you is due.”
As we come to Mothers’ Day this year, it would be good to learn a little about how the holiday came about. Too often, we take for granted our Mothers, and too often we go through the motions of Mothers’ Day…trying to find the perfect card or gift.
Let us pause this Mothers’ Day to truly thank our Mothers for all they are to us, not necessarily what they have done, but who they are as a person. If your Mother has already passed on, in honor of Anna Jarvis, find a Mother who has lost a child and bless her.
Right now this Mother's Memories lapbook is only $4.50.
This lapbook is for Mom! What a great idea! You create it as a keepsake for your kids, full of YOUR memories. How neat is that. And, I know your kids will love it.
I hope you enjoy making this Mother's Day Lapbook. Please let me know if you use it and if you post on your blog, I would love to come see.
Small Pox Matchbook – Describe briefly what smallpox is and how it impacted Squanto.
Small pox is a disease that caused high fever and bumps to appear on the body. It is contagious. Because of no vaccines in Sauqnto’s day, it
often caused death. Small pox impacted Squanto because it is thought to be the cause of his tribe being wiped out.
Teaching the Pilgrims - He taught them how to plant corn, find eels in the river and where the best places to find lobsters were.
Word Study (Vocabulary) – Write a description of each word as you read about Squanto.
Tisquantum – Squanto’s real name. The English called him Squanto.
Patuxet – Squantos original tribe.
Wampanoag -- The tribe that invited Squanto to live with them when he returned home only to find his tribe was wiped out by small pox.
Small pox – A disease that causes fever and a rash of bumps on the body. It is contagious and life threatening.
Monk – Men who dedicate their lives to the works of Jesus Christ.
Usually they live together in monasteries, but some live alone while
others roam without any fixed residence.
Sachem – Word the Massachusetts tribes called their chiefs.
Pilgrims – A group of Puritans who left England in order to freely
worship the one and only true God.
Plymouth – The name the Pilgrims gave to the area where they landed in America. They named it after their home town in England.
Copywork Verse - Genesis 45:7 "And God sent me before you to
preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great
Thanksgiving -The Pilgrims got together during the harvest time to give thanks to God for his blessings throughout the year. They invited Squanto’s Indian family. They cooked up an abundance of food from their crops and from various animals.
What are you thankful for this past year?
Squanto’s Travels – Describe a little about each place when Squanto was there.
America – His home. His home was located where nowadays Plymouth, Massachusetts is.
England – His first time there was voluntary. He felt he could learn a lot about the English and report back to his tribe. His second time there, after he was taken to Spain, he was waiting for a ship to take him back to America.
Spain - His trip to Spain was against his will. He was a prisoner soon to be sold as a slave. He thankfully was bought by some friendly Monks who gave him his freedom, sheltered him, taught him of Jesus and eventually sent him to England where he was most likely to find a ship heading to America.
Patuxet – This was the tribe to which he belonged. Squanto was a Patuxet Indian. Their home was were nowady Plymouth, Massachusetts is. While Squanto was in England and Spain, his family was killed by small pox. Squanto was the last of the Patuxets.
Wampanoag – The Wampanoag tribe lived close to the Patuxets. So when Squanto had no home, they welcomed him in. The Wampanoag Chief made a peace treaty with the English that was in place until his death.
God Protects Squanto – Tell how God delivered Squanto from a life destined to be a slave.
Squanto Mini Biography
Nickname: Squanto – given by the English
Birthplace : America
Indian Tribe: Patuxet
Born: Around 1585
Greatest Accomplishments: Learning English and Spanish. Teaching the Pilgrims to survive off of the land in their new home. Translating
between the Indians and the Pilgrims which opened communication lines of peace and trade.