Dear Homeschooling Mom,
Say NO to busywork, burnout, & overwhelm!
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and learn more about this tool called NOTEBOOKING.
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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 LOVE the Famous Composers notebooking pages! I especially appreciate the photograph or drawing of each composer and the listed dates of their birth and death. Having six children, I also really appreciate that each of the notebooking pages sets include primary-lined and regular-lined formats to choose from to find one that is best suited for each child. Famous Composers notebooking pages works well with Zeezok Publishing's Composers biography book series. Excellent Product! Thank you!
I had heard about notebooking for years, but I just KNEW my kids weren’t that into taking notes. As we read history, for instance, I would mention things they needed to write down, and the response was moaning, groaning, and slow motion, then messy, if any notes. Last week, for science, I needed a skeleton page to label, and we had been studying the Explorers. I prayed, talked to my husband, and took the plunge. We purchased the notebooking treasury to save my time. I immediately printed off an Explorers page, a map, and 2 explorers pages each. The pages were met with colored pencils, immediate attention, and almost excitement. Even my 15 yo, who isn’t required with the younger few, sat down and did notes!! Lots of notes. They were engaged, asked spelling, dates, and listened. The 6yo kept up with the others, and had the cutest notes ever!! I’m surprised, and SOLD on notebooking ;)
I just started homeschooling my 5-year old son for kindergarten this year. I'm new to homeschooling, and we are going through a charter school - so we are given a curriculum and assignments. But I have been frustrated with the curriculum and textbooks, and my son has been less than enthusiastic with the number of worksheets and "busy-work," and I was beginning to feel like I was killing his natural love for learning. Here I had this incredible child who is already reading on a 5th grade level, doing end-of-1st grade math, and yet he was starting to hate "school." I felt like I was failing. I started researching online for other homeschooling ideas, and came across the whole notion of notebooking, and it immediately appealed to me. It seemed so much more flexible than the curriculum we were assigned now, and it seemed like my son would be actually learning more than when he's just filling in blanks or drawing lines from pictures to words on worksheets.
My first trial was with one of the freebie science notebooking pages. I printed the one with space for 3 pictures and then primary-lined writing area. We did a science experiment, and rather than just DO it, like we normally would have, after the experiment, I had my son draw pictures of the stages of the experiment and asked him to write a sentence about what he learned - and he LOVED doing it!!! It made the whole experience SO MUCH more of a learning experience, and even though it's been a couple weeks, he's STILL talking about it! Even though he generally dislikes writing, he truly enjoyed that experience, and I hope to have many more like it!! Thank you for opening a whole new world to us!!
We have used NotebookingPages.com for several years now and recently became LIFETIME Members. The resources Debra offers on this site have become a staple during our homeschooling year. We have used these pages for Bible word studies, history, science, geography, book reports and even to create our own state history notebook. The kids love using the Notebooking Publisher web-app to create their customized pages, finding just the right clip art or photo to help tell their story. Looking back over the years, Debra has provided our homeschool with the perfect balance of inspiration, organization and enough freedom to get really creative! Don’t know what we would do without NotebookingPages.com!!
The notebooking pages are invaluable resources for our homeschool. I love that I can just search for what I need for what we’re studying and voila, there it is. Makes my life so easy. And I love that my kids much rather think than fill in mindless worksheets.
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)
I purchased my membership in August 2012, and it has been one of the most valuable homeschooling investments I have made. We use Apologia science and have been using NotebookingPages.com for the notebooking assignments instead of purchasing their preprinted books. My boys really enjoy using the Notebooking Publisher to make their own pages. I’m really excited about all the new features that are being added!
I am a former public school teacher of 13 years. When I began homeschooling my children 2 years ago, I desperately wanted to find something that could help me create the kind of notebooks and folder books that I used with my public school children. I didn’t have to look far. When I found NotebookingPages, I knew that it would be a perfect fit for our family! My children and I have absolutely loved using all aspects of the program. Their notebooks and folder books are filled with interesting and detailed information that they are proud to show to others and want to keep for future reference. I highly recommend it for all homeschoolers because it can be used for so many different subjects and presentation formats. I am very excited about being able to save information in the new teacher and student accounts (web-app feature)! This takes NotebookingPages to a whole new level!!
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Debra and her family for all her hard work. We use SWR (Spell to Write and Read) for phonics. I have found her notebooking pages as a wonderful, accessible resource while using SWR. The spelling log, challenge word, grammar pages, and blank pages have all been used here in our home! Thanks so much, Kelly
We have used notebookingpages since the very beginning…and they just keep getting better! Now with the Notebooking Publisher it has opened up SO MANY new ways to use it. I would highly recommend this to any homeschooler. It is a great value!