Ever wonder how to use notebooking pages for homeschool? Often, I get questions from homeschool parents – and I love brainstorming ideas with them. One question caught my attention and made me realize that more parents probably have the same question – which is usually the case. This mom needed to know more about how to use all the wonderful notebooking pages available.
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How to Use Notebooking Pages for Homeschool
I use a binder system where I store and file our work – LUV me some binders. You could do binders or files – then reach in and pull out a few sheets that you like the looks of based on the subject. ALSO – I don’t always print every sheet in the pack.
- Pull out a few at a time the you’ve printed ahead and let him choose from a much smaller section.
- Add pages to a clip board with a pencil tied to it – kids love clipboards. He may even want to decorate his.
- If he balks at writing too much on the pages – let him dictate some to you, draw some, and write a little.
- He will benefit from organizing his thoughts, seeing how you write the info, and participating in the data gathering process. It will teach him to find the important information.
- If he has no idea what to write – ask a few questions like: Where does this animal live? How would you describe the habitat?
- Sitting outside, you can just have him begin describing what he sees, hears, smells.
- Document time of day, draw plants or leaves in the area . . . . little bits at a time will teach him to observe, pay attention, ask questions and notice the details.
How to Use Notebooking Pages – Free Binder Pages
Homeschool organization doesn’t need to be complicated! Use these pages to store and organize your notebooking pages and unit study materials. Store blank pages towards the back of each section, and completed pages right up front for each section of the binder. Great for review, and to use as a portfolio of your students work. Binder spines are also included. File animal pages behind each appropriate section – and others behind subject matter or miscellaneous.
This is a sampling of the pages:
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