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I knew I wasn’t giving my kids the 'best of the best'.
Mom of 10 ... ages young to adult
After 6 years of homeschooling, I knew I wasn’t giving my kids the 'best of the best'. I didn’t want them to turn out like me, a great student who 20 years later, with high school & college diplomas in hand, doesn’t remember much of anything taught.
When we notebook our studies, quite frankly, the knowledge STICKS. Lightbulbs click and eyes shine! We have a growing treasury of their homeschooling journey.
Discouraged or frustrated with your current homeschooling situation? Please check out the posts below.
These posts give you a glimpse of my path from doom & gloom to victory!
I really love using the notebooking pages. Right now we are using the state pages and both my 2nd grader and 5th grader love them. It really helps that there are so many printable choices. It makes it so easy to use with different grade levels. Thank you.
Product: Nature Study Pages
Wow! Notebookers and Charlotte Mason fans pay attention! Here is a great resource for you. And for those who don't fit the above descriptions, you may very well like this, too. I think everyone from unschoolers to the classically minded could make good use of this nature-journal facilitating software. The first part of this computer CD contains a slew of nature notebooking pages. At the beginning there is a Nature Study Notebook Cover and suggestions for using the pages themselves, which are categorized in eight sections.
First comes the "7 Days of Creation," with several templates for journaling and illustrating. All of the pages that have writing space include pages with primary-style lines (with a dotted line between two solid lines) and pages with standard lines for older students.
Next is "All about Animals," which has six sub-sections: Amphibians, Birds, Fish, Invertebrates, Mammals, and Reptiles. Among the myriad options, there is a page for drawing animal tracks, an "observation jar" page for drawing little captive creatures, and lifecycle pages. The spider page has a place for sketching the web, and there is an arthropod page with a sectioned template for drawing the head, thorax, and abdomen. A nice feature found here and in the plant section is a "word bank" where specific terms are printed at the bottom of the page for student reference--good for building vocabulary and spelling skills.
The "Habitat" chapter is most comprehensive: arctic, beach, creek and pond, desert, forest, jungle, mountains, plains, prairie, rain forest, streams and rivers, rotting logs, savannah, sea and ocean, under a rock, underground, and yard. I especially like the last one, as that is a familiar and convenient habitat for children to explore! Rotting logs and under a rock sound like fun too.
The "Nature Log and Journaling Pages" are lined with "date," location," and "notes" column headings. There is a generic page and one for each season as well as various template pages with space for writing and drawing.
"Plants, Flowers, and Trees" come next. The flower pages have places for leaf and flower/petal detail. The tree pages have spaces to illustrate the bark, leaves/needles, and the flowers/fruit/nuts/cones. There is also a place for bark rubbings.
The last three sections are "Rocks and Minerals," which includes igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks as well as minerals; "Seasons"; and "Weather," with all kinds of daily, weekly, and monthly weather logs among other things. There is even a page for the water cycle.
Each section contains a cover page for separating each category and organizing your nature notebook. The template pages are most attractive, with beautiful illustrations and pleasing layout.
At the end of this Nature Notebooking half of the CD is a bonus section. It is an amazing assortment of nature-themed fun frames and borders. These could be used as additions to your children's nature journal or would be perfect for letter-writing or stories. The author also suggests using them for copywork and dictation. There are rainbows, birds, flowers, leaves, seashells, snowflakes, frogs, and butterflies to name a few. Some are black and white, most are in color and range from quaint to "cartoon-y" in style. In general, they lean toward "girly" in their appeal.
Whew! Okay, so now comes the second half of the CD, which is North American Birds Notebooking Pages. There are 680 notebook pages for 97 types of birds, and there are blank templates for adding other birds. Again, you will find both primary and regular-style line options for all the pages that have journaling space. Seven different page templates are available for each bird. Some are full-page illustrations for coloring. Where it applies, male and female species are shown. Many of the pages have a space for the common and scientific name. One template has a range map printed on it.
We usually school year-round, trying to plug in some fun stuff in the summer months along with the usual catch-up. I've added "Nature Notebooking" to my summer to-do list, and the kids are 100% behind me. I will also make sure we take pertinent pages (animals, habitats, birds, frames, and borders) with us on our family vacations from now on!
I have always wanted to make custom pages for my children so they could tailor their specific lessons for themselves. notebookingpages.com allows me to do this for each of my children and it’s very easy to use. Thank you for creating this for us homeschooling moms who love to use notebooking as an added tool to teach our kids.
This has literally been one of my top homeschooling purchases. They are so versatile, easy to use and I am never lacking for pages. I have not once gone looking for a topic for my kids to notebook and not found it here. Thanks so much for the oodles and oodles of pages~
One happy Mama =0)
Basic Notebooking Pages are my standard go to! I have other downloads but these are great for our CM homeschool. After reading a book, doing a science experiment or what ever, the Basic Pages have so many different layouts that suite any sort of review. They are quick to print (usually I decide to use after we finish a book) I am not a planner, and that is what is great about them, different styles to suite any need. And they look great when the children are done. Great for samples for our portfolio, they look like a lot of time was invested in them.
We have 10 dc so for simplicity- go with the Basic Notebooking Pages. LOVE 'em
We are having fun figuring out the notebooking publisher part of the membership. Our first page turned out really great and my daughter is excited about making her notebooks look really cool this school year! So glad we renewed and looking forward to seeing the future of the notebooking publisher.
So many options to choose from when preparing materials for children of different ages and abilities. I love all of the artwork and the customized pages for science and history. Am really looking forward to experimenting with the publisher tool!!
We study history chronologically in our homeschool. As we come to each president in our American History, we stop and spend a day or two learning about him. When we do this, we also do a notebook page on his wife. For this, we love using the Presidential First Ladies Notebooking Pages. My 15 year old daughter picks out which page she likes best and writes her summary on it. My younger children request the coloring picture page to color and add to their notebook. This set has made it very easy to quickly add in the First Lady to our president study, and the variety of pages allows me to use it with different ages of children. We love it!
Thank you so much for these wonderful colored 3D sets! I LOVE them, I can already think of so many uses! I am pleased to be a member of the Treasury!
Thanks again for the great products!
Great products! Great pages, versatile for most any subject you need to study! We are a homeschooling family of 6, ages 17- 6 yrs. of age. I mostly use the notebooking pages for the three younger boys, 10,8, and 6. But use the biography and copywork pages for book reports and/or history narration for the older ones as well.
I use the basic notebooking set for anything and everything, but also the nature pages with borders, and birds. For history, science, copywork, and nature study, the possibilities are endless. Anytime an opportunity arises for a study project, we just grab the "pack" and give each child the choice of his own liking and away we go! The finished notebooks so far for this year gives them incentive to keep adding more. We have all subjects combined into one three ring binder with dividers for this year since it was our first experience with notebooking. I am really enjoying it with the boys and can't wait to see more pages as they are added to your ever growing list! Keep up the good work!!