We all have days (maybe weeks, months, even years), where we are plain worn out, discouraged, or frustrated with homeschooling. Homeschooling just isn’t working out like we thought it would (or should).
Our Road from Busywork to Freedom!
I have found that the things I am most passionate about are often the things that bring me the most overwhelm. Why? I tend to do everything I can to make my most passionate dreams a success and end up lost in the minute details of each step instead of focusing on the bigger picture.
She told me to put everything that wasn’t working for me and my kids under the bed. She encouraged me to start using 2 tools consistently with my kids. With these two tools, she said I could completely change the dynamics of how we homeschool. After six years of overwhelm, I was ready to try anything!
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What makes Notebooking Pages better than your blank journal notebook?
Switching from a Worksheet based learning to Notebooking? These pre-created pages with beautiful images will help your student transition. Pages come with pictures, lines, and blocks to fill in what they have learned. It gives the structure for your student to know how much is ‘enough’ to write or draw. Giving a child used to worksheets a blank paper and asking them to ‘narrate what they learned’ is a bit overwhelming for most.
Starting a new theme or era? Having a Notebooking Page printed out and handy will give a frame for your narrators to build upon. I have one son who will fill out every section of the entire page. I have another who prefers to use the blank page as a guide as he uses his blank journal page. I prefer to use the NotebookingPages.Com page myself.
Need to work or volunteer outside of the home while the children work? You could have their reading assignments given and then have the NotebookingPages.com sheets printed out. This way they will know what to write. You could even print in a few key questions for them or jot down a few vocabulary words for them to look up.
What I am excited about today – is that this is the first day of their Sale-A-Bration. They hold the BIG SALE once per year. Once the birthday is finished, it will be another year before the big discounts come back. It was during their birthday celebration a few years ago that I purchased a yearly membership. After renewing it twice, I was given the Lifetime Membership when the structure changed.
I can’t tell you how comforting it is to know that we have access to the hundreds, if not thousands of pages at a moments notice. We used quite a few for our Ancients Study, for our Middle Ages study and for our Composers and Artists Studies.