We've just completed our Olympic Lapbooks, they were so much fun! I pulled various pages from the resources I listed here and we also read the books listed too. The children were all so engaged in this format of school. They were eager to get to this part of their day and create something they could treasure.
The lapbooks are a concertina fold so the cover page saying 'My Olympic Lapbook' ends up being the front :-) I removed their names from the bottom of the cover for the photo's.
Here are their final creations.
I did almost all of the writing for Chicky, but I did write what she told me too. Bugsy did about half of his writing and Flossy did all of hers complete with her own research.
It was unanimous that their favourite athlete is Lauren Mitchell. During our discussions it was revealed that anyone can bike, run or swim but not everyone can do all those cool tricks!
Favourite sports were split Flossy chose diving, Bugsy fencing (although he is most disappointed not to have seen any) and Chicky chose gymnastics.
We still have a few things to fill in this week including the medal tally and the weather in London but everything is stuck in its place and just needs a quick note each day until the Olympics are over.
We've had such a fun time doing 'Olympic School'. Have you done something special for the Olympics in your homeschool? We would love to take a look.