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 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 been using the [LIFETIME Membership] this year in conjunction with Sonlight history, and it has added a WONDERFUL dimension to our history time. The variety of page styles allows my 6 year old to choose a page with blocks for drawing, my 9 year old to have one with blocks and lines for a little note-taking, and my 12 year old to have mostly or all lines, ALL with coordinating artwork that matches the day's reading! We also use the copy work pages for handwriting- each has their favorite style they are using to create their "book of quotes."
Thanks for such a great resource, at a great price- that I can use through the years with each of my kids!
I wish I had found this site earlier! I signed up in the spring of 2012 and have used lots of pages since then! My five boys enjoy having ready made pages that are nice looking for their copy work! Makes copy work more bearable. My 5th grader is working through Intermediate Language Lessons and when he writes a story I type it into the Publisher and create a lovely page for him to add to his notebook. We use My Father’s World curriculum and this year as we studied Creation to the Greeks we found many beautiful and helpful pages to write summaries of Bible characters on in the free Bible pages. The animal copy work pages are just right for writing the morals from Aesop’s Fables. Anytime we need pages to copy memory verses or things from Language Lessons, it’s there. Or we can make it using the Publisher.
I am a new homeschooling mom and I wanted to make our homeschool different than anything my kids had ever seen. In school they had busy work and nonsense questions that didn’t challenge them at all. Now, after a year of creating wonderful, engaging notebooks on many subjects, they now create their own pages and ask me to notebook everything from a recent family vacation (complete with pictures and drawings) to a great recipe we created (they are writing their own cookbook). These pages make our school day fun exciting and different every day!!! Thank you Debra!!!
I purchased the complete set of notebooks on cd when we first started homeschooling a few years ago. I have enjoyed them. They are very helpful in the fact that they give my children's work some color and give them even more to be creative with. I have tried other free items since and really enjoyed them. Thank you.
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 LOVE your freebie calendar printables. I have used them for years in our small moonwalk business and in my milk goat barn to track medications, heats, due dates, etc!! Thank you so much for that resource.
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 ;)
We loved using the bird/nature journaling pages this summer when we were studying 24 different birds!
I love notebookingpages.com. We started out using the ABC books and have moved up as my children get older. We now use the history pages with our Story of the World studies. We use the science sheets to keep up with experiments with Apologia. One of the things I like most about the pages is that you can use them in so many ways and with so many programs! I love too that I can hope on and print out EXACTLY what I need…like the president pages that we used to study through all the presidents! Recently Debra added a program to write your own copywork sheets in CURSIVE!!! No more buying copybooks that “aren’t quite right!” Now I can make my own and have exactly what we need (with pictures too!!) I cannot wait to get started. We benefit in some many ways from these pages and I appreciate NOT having to do the work! :)