Lapbooking consists of making several mini-books w/ details over a common topic, then putting them all together in a lapbook. Once complete, a lapbook is a great tool for review and fits nicely into your child'shome school portfolio. It's especially suited forkinesthetic and visual learners.
Begin by selecting a topic. Break the topic down into subtopics, and each subtopic will have its ownmini-book. You may choose to cover a new sub-topic each day, and at the end of the week (or whatever your time table), attach all mini-books to the lapbook.
Assemble a lapbook out of a simple file folder, just folding each flap towards the center fold so they meet in the middle. Fill the inside with a presentation of the material, including all minibooks on each subtopic. This sounds complicated, but once youlook at a coupleand get the idea, it's really quite simple. They are a great way to demonstrate what the student has learned, from beginning levels all the way up.
Mini offices are a variation of lapbooks, but with extra panels, depending how much space is needed for a subject. They may be well suited for the teacher to make as a visual aid in teaching, or as a project/report for more advanced students.