Some of you might like the idea of making a Fulton Sheen Notebook, but know that a project of that size is not practical or the best use of the time that you have with your kiddos.
Another option to still do some of the activities and have them in a user friendly place would be to make a Fulton Sheen lapbook. This might be an option if you want to make it a shorter unit in a school classroom or for use in a CCD program.
Start with a regular file folder. Colored ones are always nice.
cover from the Sheen notebook, create a cover for the lapbook. Glue the printable to a piece of cardstock, and then glue the cardstock to only one side of the folder flaps. This allows the lapbook to have a closed cover...
-Spiritual Adoption Bookmark
-Non Fiction Notes about Canonization Process
-Sheen and the Sacraments Mini Book
-Fold Out Timeline
-Canonization Process Post It Notes
-World Mission Rosary
-Holy Card and Prayer Requests
I had to adapt the way some of the activities were include to save space. One nice lapbooking or notebooking tool is making pockets.
Here is my favorite way to make paper pockets:
1. Collect the stack of items that you want to include in the pocket. It is easiest to just use them for the size so that the pocket isn't too tight or too lose, causing things to fall out. Cut a piece of paper, preferably cardstock, that is about an inch longer than you want the finished pocket to be and is about three times the width of the items.
I included a Sheen Prayer card with room for prayer requests.
I hope that this shows you how you can adapt notebooking or long curriculum activities to create a lapbook that becomes a center for learning and a memorable keepsake.
(content originally posted June 11, 2013 here)