I had the idea of tracking down appropriately leveled nonfiction readers for several of the animals on Tessa's previously mentioned list and designing lapbooks around them. I wanted Tessa to have the experience of completing research and the lapbooks themselves with minimal parental guidance. Unfortunately, I grossly misjudged the amount of time and effort it would take me to design said lapbooks. The owl lapbook shown below is the only one I was able to complete in time. I hope to get a couple more done in time for her to complete this summer.
- Tessa read Owls by Emily Rose Townsend.
- Completed Blue House School Owls: A Little Learners Lapbook "Body Parts" component.
|Creating a woodland habitat for an owl was one of Tessa's favorite components. She opted to color it after assembly.|
- Completed Blue House School Owls: A Little Learners Lapbook "Owls are...," "Feather Colors" and "What Owls Eat" components.
|We ran short on time earlier in the week, so we decided to wait until all components were completed before gluing everything down.|
|Tessa's nearly completed Blue House School Owls: A Little Learners Lapbook. (She wanted to color the cover art after lunch, so we waited until then to glue it on.) This was her first lapbook. It's not perfect, but I think she did a pretty nice job. She's very proud of it. I especially love her drawing of a common screech owl.|
|Our Northwest Medium barn owl pellet right out of its foil packet.|
|Tessa used wooden probes and tweezers (and her fingers!) to dissect her owl pellet. It was like unwrapping a little furry present with lots of teeny treasures inside. I think she had more fun with this lab than any other this year.|
Other Resources of Interest
- Blue House School Owls: A Little Learners Lapbook clickable links supplement