And here is a picture of the four lap books all assembled:
You can sort of get a sense of how they open. Each is made out of file folders and has multiple pages. A. and P.'s have more pages than the boys' because they had more written work to include.
So, what's next? Well, we're going to continue with our study of geography, having covered the basics of how the world itself is put together. Our next stop is Holland. It is the setting of the book, The Wheel on the School (highly recommended), which is our current lunch time read aloud. It's a wonderful book about a group of school children who work to bring storks back to their village. There's so much we can do...build dikes in the backyard, draw tulips (maybe even go to a tulip festival), wooden shoes.... We'll probably also cover storks and other migrating birds as well. I'm already thinking that since storks migrate from Africa, that that will be the next stop in line.