Come see how one person uses the Sassafras Science novels and lapbooks

Wondering what it looks like to use the Sassafras Science series with the lapbooking guide?

Paige, our author, has pulled back the curtain on her homeschool and let the world peek inside to see how they use the Sassafras Science series.

With her permission, we are going to share her plan for the week.

What it looks like to use the Sassafras Science novels with the lapbooking guide

Come see how one person uses the Sassafras Science novels along with the lapbooking guide.

Right now, we do science twice a week, typically on Wednesday and Thursday. And we are currently using The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 2: Anatomy along with Lapbooking through Anatomy with the Sassafras Twins.

On the first day of our week we:

  • Read the first part of the chapter we are on.
  • Complete the mini-book from the lapbooking guide for the corresponding topic.
  • Go over the vocabulary words from the lapbooking guide and add them to the pocket.

On the second day of our week we:

  • Read the second part of the chapter we are on.
  • Complete the mini-book from the lapbooking guide for the corresponding topic.
  • Add any information to the body systems booklet from the lapbooking guide.
  • Do the week’s demonstration explained in the lapbooking guide.

It’s that simple for us! If time allows, we will read another book about one of the topics or add in another activity from the activity guide, but we don’t always get to those.

Our Thoughts

If you want to see what her week actually looks like, you will have to head on over to the Elemental Science blog or listen to the full audio below.

But here’s a few things we noticed:

  • Their son always has something to keep his hands busy as he listens to the story – very important for active students!
  • They laugh about the story and review the part of the narrative with the information for the topic BEFORE they chat about the topic. This helps to jog your students’ memories.
  • She writes, but the narrations are definitely her son’s words!

We know you will enjoy this peek into her homeschool – if you have any questions about what you read (or listen to), don’t hesitate to let us know!

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