Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Homeschooling :: A Doctor Doolittle Lapbook
You'll need to either download my Doctor Doolittle pages or create your own - which is nice because you can tailor them to your child(ren). Map pencils, crayons, glue, scissors, a file folder, and a stapler will all come in handy when creating a lapbook. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of using and making lapbooks, please visit this link.
First, you will need to fold the file folder so that it resembles a shutter book, as seen above. On this section of the lapbook, we downloaded poems about jungle animals and glued them down. My youngest is also going to make fingerprint monkeys tomorrow and draw a jungle theme around the poems.
Here he is working hard at creating the flags from the story. I easily printed out a British flag, but I created blank rectangles for him to design his own flags for Joliginki, Dr. Doolittle, and the Barbary Pirates. He really enjoyed the creative aspect of this activity.
Here is his finished lapbook. On the right tab, a flap book titled Everyone's a Hero, is full of his narrations regarding characters of the book and their actions my youngest felt were heroic. Above the flap book is a map of the Barbary Pirates' pillaging area.
The middle section includes my youngest's own created animal language, his drawings of Dr. Doolittle's patients, a section on the Pushmi-Pullyu along with a descriptive sentence, and two maps of Africa - one from 1914 and one from 2007.
The left tab includes a flag pocket with four flags and a stacking book which lists the main characters. For this section, he had to draw each character and write one descriptive word for each of them.
On the back of the file folder, he glued one of the original book drawings I downloaded.
Once he was finished, he told his brother all about his lapbook and Dr. Doolittle. He has plans to bring it to Park Day and share with all of his friends.
In this picture, my youngest is showing off his flags!