What is notebooking and how can it help my homeschool? Is it just more busy work or will it truly teach my kids something important? Don’t I need textbooks for homeschooling? Can I use it with my curriculum?
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What is Notebooking and How Can it Help my Homeschool?
Notebooking is creating and compiling a personalized notebook of learning experiences, new knowledge, insights, sketches, illustrations, creative writing, reflections, and more. It’s not a diary, but more like a scrapbook of things learned.
Notebooking is the key to unlocking real potential in your child’s learning! We love our unit studies. I’ve learned to find books, museums and lessons that grab my child’s interest and turned them into hands on learning unit studies. If you’ve used our studies – you know they always include notebooking pages! There is a reason for that. It’s the critical stage to help them process the information, pull out what matters, and retain what they’ve learned.
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What will notebooking do for my child and homeschool?
- Give him the freedom to study topics more deeply and intently based on what interests him.
- Remove the confines of a curriculum’s scope and sequence.
- Discipline your child to soak up important and interesting information as he studies.
- Capture the knowledge as well as his personal reflections of what he studied.
- Relieve the pressure of studying and memorizing arbitrary facts for short term testing.
- Unlock a love for learning as he makes his own connections and finds purpose in what he studies.
- His notebooks capture the knowledge he has learned with his own words, images, and personality.
What is notebooking? How do we use the notebooking pages?
Little at a time will work wonders! I like to add a few pages to a clip board with a pencil and let the boys add pertinent information. We store our pages in binders, but you can also paste them into a regular notebook. If they don’t know what to write, draw, or ask – stick to the basics.
Whether you are on a field trip, reading a book, or on a nature walk – ask them:
- What did he find most interesting?
- What new things did he learn?
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