Several months ago, I posted about some ideas I picked up from a homeschool seminar with Joyce Herzog. One of them was to use 4 X 6 plastic photo albums to make a variety of customized little books. We’ve been putting that idea to work this week as Josh and Megan have begun memorizing the list of prepositions in their Easy Grammar book.
We’ve been scouring magazines looking for pictures that represent any of the twenty-eight prepositions that the kids have to memorize. Once we find a picture we like, we paste it on an index card and write the preposition on the card. Then, we slide the card into the plastic photo sleeve.
The next day, we make sentences about the pictures, using the prepositions on the cards. Some of them were a bit of a stretch since some of the prepositions are a little hard to depict with a picture, but I figure that as long as the kids know how we’re using it, they’ll still remember the words better.
The firemen are below the ladder
The firemen sit beside one another.
Sometimes their is lightening during a storm.
The people are between the trees.
There are a multitude of possibilities for these little books: alphabet, numbers, vocabulary words, timeline figures, about me books, phonics, and much more. They create a great, hands-on, visual for the facts being learned, making them great for a variety of learning styles.
What kind of books would you make?