I've been workin' on the railroad...

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Well, I've been workin' on our first lapbook that is... on trains. Grace has a true adoration of all things train which is perfect since my dad worked on the railroad for many many years. I grew up in the train yards of Frisco and later Burlington Northern, and I too have quite an affinity for all things train. So, NATURALLY, a train lapbook for our first lapbook experience was a given!

I would like to thank my friends Heather (we're hoping to convince Heather to blog again - she has FABULOUS ideas for preschooling!) and Kara (Kara's blog is active and full of info for Christian mothers!) for introducing me to the lapbook idea and for inspiring me to make one (at least one - it's frighteningly close to scrapbooking you know!).

Our Train lapbook elements came from this link at the site Preschool Homeshare. This has been a really great site in helping us with our preschooling this year. Although I have chosen not to homeschool, I do plan to supplement our children's schooling with activities at home, and this resource I believe will be quite valuable!

We also used a couple of other resources for our Train theme this week... we found a video of a scale train and a video with the Peanut Butter train song as well as a cute video of a child-sized train with kids singing Little Red Caboose. Grace has LOVED singing these songs!

Below is my video of our first EVER lapbook!!!!


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