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Friday, August 2, 2013

Cycle 2 Memory Work Lapbooks Review and Giveaway


UPDATE: Congrats to Ina Daniels Patton, winner of the lapbook giveaway! Ina has been contacted via email.  Thanks to everyone who visited & entered! 

Karen from Wisdom and Righteousness contacted me with a chance to review the My Memory Work Lapbooks she created to complement Classical Conversations Cycle 2.  I was excited to take a look and share about them with all of you! There are 4 lapbooks full of cycle 2 memory work, each 6 week sections.  Karen provides clear, detailed instructions on how to print and assemble the lapbooks, including an option to make a "binder-book" instead of a lapbook.  I decided to pursue the "binder-book" option for our family using a 3-ring binder and pocket dividers as Karen suggested.  The pocket dividers are helpful for holding all the bits waiting for assembly.



I've printed and assembled the first 6 weeks.  My printer does not like cardstock, so I printed on copy paper and glued them to cardstock for sturdiness.  This is our family's first serious try with lapbooks, so I'd like to test the waters for a while once our CC year starts before I print the remaining weeks.  

Here's what I already know I like:

1. The lapbooks are visually appealing, using full color relevant images and a variety of paper folds.

2.  The lapbooks stick strictly to the memory work and employ classical methods of tracing and copy work to aid in memorization.



I suspect my oldest will enjoy mixing up his daily memory work review by using these lapbooks.  I'll update you on how we're using it throughout the year.  In the meantime, enter here to win your own copy of all 4 lapbooks for a complete set of My Memory Work Lapbooks for Cycle 2. 

Also, if you have a moment, check out Karen's thoughts on having a "one-piece life." I found it so uplifting.  


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53 comments:

  1. We haven't done lapbooks yet but I'm so interested!

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  2. We love lap books and these look awesome!

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  3. I'm new to this. I've seen some lapbooks and seen activity sheets and games in page protectors for dry erase work. Not familiar with binder books. Could you explain this or direct me to it? Is is lapbooks punched for ring binders?

    Thanks. Luci

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    1. Yes, Luci! You would essentially take the lapbook materials, affix them to card stock, and hole punch the cardstock to add to a 3 ring binder. The pocket dividers allow each subject to have its own section. We do a lot of notebooking so this just made more sense to me! Is that helpful? If you also go to the Wisdom and Righteousness site linked above, you can see more pictures of the books in action.

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  4. Last year I was a CC tutor and my family participated in a community. My youngest son worked on a lapbook one or two days a week. This year we are going to do CC at home, in conjunction with other homeschool activities and would like to incorporate a lapbook in our review time.

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  5. We have never worked with lapbooks but these look great & fun for our boys!

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  6. Never done lapbooks but I'm curious...

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  7. First year homeschooling, would love this!

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  8. We've done a lapbook once before & my little lady loved it :)

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  9. I've never done lap books, but it sounds fun for kids. We are new to CC so I'd love to give these a try.

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  10. We are in the middle if our first lap book. These sound great! It will be our first year in CC too.

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  11. We've done a few lapbooks including wisdom and righteousness cycle 1 this past year.

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  12. I really like the binder option for the lapbooks. We do a lot of notebooking, but not a lot of lapbooking.

    Maris

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  13. We are new to homeschooling and have never lapbooked.I would love to try these to help us through our first year with CC!

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  14. This will be our first year with CC and this would be great!!

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  15. This is our first year to CC too...I would love this for my boys!

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  16. Looks great!! Yes, we've made a few and love them!!

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  17. We would love to try this!

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  18. We're big into Notebooking and have been looking for some good lap books for CC. Looking forward to seeing these!

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  19. Been eyeing that lapbook, would love to win one!

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  20. I had my daughter do a few lapbooks last cycle using free online resources. She loved them!!

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  21. We are completely new to Classical Conversations AND lapbooks, but I am looking so forward to learning about it all! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. THis will be our 2nd year of cc. These look like a great addition to memory work!

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  23. I need this, first year with CC and tutor too, this will help me soooooo much.


    andi(dot)maddux(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Would love to win this for my daughter! She will be 8 when we begin the school year! These look awesome!

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  25. We will be doing CC this year for the first time. My littlest would LOVE this lapbook!

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  26. This will be our first year at CC! Love the lapbooks!

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  27. Haven't tried lapbooking yet, but am really wanting to start. Your books make it look very easy!

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  28. Terrific! Starting to dabble in lapbooking/notebooking!

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  29. Thank you for the input on the binder idea Karen recommended, I believe that is the route we will take this year. Thank you!

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  30. Very nice idea. I was planning on making my own review for my dtr this year.

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  31. I love this! We are new to Classical Conversations and homeschooling this year and the lapbooks sound amazing!

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  32. We're new to homeschool and CC this fall, so I'm not sure yet if we'll be lapbooking!! But I'm sure I'll give it a go once we get the hang of things after a couple months!

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  33. I've done one lapbook with my kiddos. It was really nice to have for review time. (My daughter also took hers with her to CC for one of her presentations, so that was also nice.) I'd love to try to incorporate more lapbooking into our schooling.

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  34. We tried lapbook out once and our kids had a lot of fun with them. I think it's a fun way to review and learn school subjects. This looks very fun!!

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  35. We love lapbooking! The kids really enjoy looking over their work later as well! (Shhhh...Just don't tell them it's reviewing!) :o)

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  36. We love lapbooking! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

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  37. this would be soooo wonderful!!

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  38. We did our first lap books this year & loved them! We will be CC newbies this year and would love to win these!!

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  39. We have not done lap books, though I've wanted to try them. This set would make it so much easier to get started with them!

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  40. This looks like a great resource!

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  41. We have not used lapbooks before. These look beautiful and I'd love to use them with my family.

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  42. I think these look like a must to have!!!

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  43. Not yet a lapbooking family but after looking at these we WILL become one :)

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  44. We are planning to try lapbooking this year as we begin the CC adventure.

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  45. This sounds great to try! Thanks for all the hard work and effort to put this out to the community!!!!

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  46. This is our first year using lapbooking and I'm still wondering why it has taken me so long to bring these into our school! Thank you for offering this giveaway!! kimberlymilton at hotmail dot com

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  47. Look great! My girls would love these.

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  48. Not Yet. Very interested in Classical Conversations but doing it at home.

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