Shortly after we started making lapbooks in our unit studies, I discovered notebooking. I loved the idea that you could use notebooking with any subject, topic, and age group. I started out by printing free pages from various online sources. Eventually I was making my own notebooking sets and sharing them.
Notebooking is sort-of like journaling. After reading about a topic, doing research, or some other learning activity, the student records his/her thoughts and observations onto paper through writing and drawing.
How Notebooking Success Improved Our Experience
I love the free notebooking pages that Jimmie shares over at The Notebooking Fairy. When I saw that she had written an ebook on how to implement notebooking, I didn’t really think I needed it. We already used notebooking, so what more was there to learn?
It turns out, there was much more to notebooking that I ever imagined.
Notebooking Success explains how to:
- let children take ownership of their learning
- use notebooking for various homeschooling styles
- add in elements such as lapbooks, post cards, and much more
I was surprised at some of the simple things I was failing to implement in our notebooking, such as letting the child organize the binders and help plan what pages would be used.
The book was easy to read in one sitting, but useful enough to print out and keep as a handy reference.
Free Bonuses With The Ebook
Along with the main ebook, Jimmie includes bonus resources for your notebooking success.
If you wonder about how much notebooking you should use with a certain age group, or what to expect- there is a set of grade specific sheets that are handy to print out and keep in your files for reference.
My favorite bonus freebie is 50 Things to Put into a Notebook. This awesome printable lists all the things, besides a notebooking page, you can add to your notebooks to give them depth and vibrance. Anything and everything from puzzles to paper dolls are listed!
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Notebooking Success in exchange for this review.
Article by Aadel Bussinger
Aadel has been married to her career Army man for 11 years and they have 2 daughters and a freshly made son. She is a homeschooling mom, volunteer, and online college student. Her hobbies include cooking, organic gardening, sewing, and crocheting. She blogs sporadically at These Temporary Tents.
Aadel has written 82 awesome articles for Natural Family Today.
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