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.
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Father's Day Links
Learn about the History of Father's Day - I believe this link is in the lapbook file. It goes great with the lapbook.
“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.