We recently finished our study on owls. AJ completed a lapbook from Hands of a Child. It was a great study that covered life cycles, anatomy, vocabulary, habitat, migration, and a lot more.
This was the first lapbook that I have paid for, and I think it was well worth it. The study was very informative and AJ learned so much. The best part about completing the lapbooks is that AJ loves to show them to everyone and tell them what she has learned. She is already asking when we will do the next one. This is only the second lapbook we she has worked on so we are still learning how to make them even better. The first one she did I had printed everything on white paper so the finished product looked a little bland. This one is way more colorful, but we learned that the dark purple is too hard to read. For the next one we will stick to brighter colors.
Towards the end of the lapbook there was a lesson that involved dissecting an owl pellet. I had purchased this kit from Rainbow Resource Center at the same time that I purchased our school supplies for the year. At the time I thought it was a good value. It comes with two owl pellets, tweezers, a magnifying glass, and a booklet all about pellets. I was disappointed with the booklet it didn’t give very much information, the tweezers were flimsy, and the magnifying glass was broken when we opened it. If I was going to do this lesson again I would opt for a cheaper set that did not include the booklet. The owl pellets themselves were great though.