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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 am new to notebooking and have absolutely LOVED the new Treasury Pages Package that I bought for a 25% SAVINGS! This is the tool that I have been looking for in homeschooling my two boys! You will NOT be disappointed...I did try the FREE pages first, to confirm the quality of the product...WOW!
We use your USA State Geography notebooking pages and we love them! I have used notebook pages from other sites for previous State studies, but yours far surpass any others I have used. These notebooking pages are wonderful because they include so much beyond the usual flag, motto and map pages. I love the inclusion of inventors and travel pages. We also love the various page layouts included for each activity, since each of my children are different learners. Thank you so much for this wonderful resource! It is great to have everything we need for our State studies available in one package!
I have been using some of Deb's notebooking pages via CD-ROM from years past and am so excited that I was FINALLY able to purchase a Lifetime membership!
We have already put many of the pages to use. My kids are having fun exploring the Notebooking Publisher and making their pages look more “spiffy!”
Definitely worth the investment!
Thanks Deb for making this available. Your pages definitely help our day run a bit smoother while offering another avenue for creative expression and narration.
Thank you so much for the Christmas Freebie! Merry Christmas my sweet internet friend.
I now have a LIFETIME membership. Your pages are very worth while as they are comprehensive, and make it easy to find what I need. If you don't have something for a specific topic, no problem. Your basic pages pack has something that will fit right in. I think just your collection of basic pages have been used enough times to make it worth what I paid.
We have really enjoyed notebooking in our homeschool and truly appreciate all the information that you have about it. We've now managed to work it smoothly into our days. Often times when teaching it is (obviously) not just enough to spout off facts and expect the kids to remember it. With the notebooking pages I don't have to spend lots of time looking for comprehension activities...just print out a notebooking page and set the kids to work! I only wish I could have done notebooks as a kid.
I purchased the LIFETIME Membership in November 2011 and have really enjoyed using it with my children. It’s nice to have both wide and standard ruled pages too, it works great with all my children!
We just started with the notebooking pages from the basic lined page and already. it changes the way the girls looked at their days of work. they already like to draw, but now, they can do it most of the time. Wow!!! I wish I've taken the time to visit the site before....;-)))
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)
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 love using the History of Ancient Times Complete Set of Notebooking Pages. It is a complete volume with nearly every topic one might need to produce beautiful notebooks of their studies of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Asia, Ancient Greeks, Ancient Americas and Ancient Rome. The pictures are well-chosen and there is a variety of page styles for each topic so you can choose how much or little room you need for writing or if you want to illustrate something yourself in an empty box. I also like that it can be used with multiple children through the years as it provides lines for beginning writers as well as for older writers. We are finishing up our Rome study and I don't know how we could have made as nice a notebook without this resource!