One of my favorite things about home educating is the flexibility it allows me to follow my child's passions and educate him in a way that works for him. No two children are alike, not even from the same parents. All children learn in different ways and at different rates and the idea that one cookie cutter education is right for every kid, is ridiculous!
If Micah is zipping through his letters, we zip through them. If he is having trouble getting math concepts, we slow down and take extra time, until he gets it. We don't do a ton of book work; most of what we do is practical hands-on learning and reading; we do a lot of reading and lapbooks are great too.
Making lapbooks doesn't have to take a ton of time or even creativity. If you can cut and paste, you can make a lapbook. Since we have been working on money concepts, I decided to make that the theme of our lapbook. Here's how it turned out...
For this lapbook, I chose a few pages from the math review pack, printed them out and then arranged them on the folder. There are a total of five activities on this lapbook, but you could always expand on these pages and add more.
The left flap has four different products, each with a price. I supplied Micah with actual coins and asked him to make the amount shown. (The worksheets have play money as well, if you don't happen to have a crap ton of change laying around)