Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Aesop is on the timeline. Of course we read lots of his fables. The kids enjoyed acting out various ones. Homeschool Share has a nice (free) Aesop's Fables Lapbook. I was tempted to use it, because the pictures are so cute. But I didn't want to overdo the lapbooking, since they are doing one for astronomy. The puppets on the same page would have been perfect for more acting out, but our printer is down, so I had to skip that too. Instead, the kids chose a story and made their own book. They used a book of the story as a guide, drew pictures, narrated the story (with help), and I copied their words down in the book. Then they wrote the moral on the last page themselves.

Some pages from Larkin's, The Fox and the Rooster.

From Miah's, The Lion and the Mouse.


  1. Sarah, your projects are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  2. We studied Aesop when my children were about where yours are now in age. Recently, we were reading a poem by e.e. cummings. Fern said, "That was inspired by Aesop." And so it was!

    Amazing what little children learn and keep always!