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Will he graduate with MORE than a piece of paper that says,I AM EDUCATED.
How much has he TRULY learned? How much will he REMEMBER?
Does he have a LOVE of learning that DRIVES him to be a LIFE-LONG, SELF-TAUGHT learner?
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  • Debbie says:

    Thanks so much!

  • Alibrox says:

    Thanks for sharing! I have wanted to try notebooks get, but didn’t know how to get started. Your tutorials have been valuable, and the free pages to try it out. We got started today and my son and I are excited!

  • LauraLuster says:

    Thank you for this. The love you have for this and your kids shows.

  • Kade says:

    I love this idea! Do you think this will work with kindergarten and 1st grade? And can you do it with math? And if so how? Thanks so much!

    • Debra Reed says:

      I do not do much “formal” notebooking that would include written narrations until the child has learned to read and is confident with his spelling and handwriting … so around the 3rd grade. Until that point, we focus on oral narrations and copywork. I will write down some of their oral narrations for them (they may or may not copy depending on their age/skill), they’ll draw pictures or cut/paste pictures, coloring pages, etc.

      I use notebooking primarily for history, Bible, science, literature, and topics of interest … but not so much for math or other skill-based subjects. You can implement it with math though! Do a Google/Pinterest search for math notebooking to see what others are doing.

  • CeeCeeT says:

    Well, my son is not a “writer” so not sure how this will go but I’m so frustrated with everything else at this point that we are going to give this a whirl. I know he is not going to be excited about the writing aspect, do you have any suggestions for overcoming that? Thanks for letting us try this for free, we’ve spent so much already this year and are only a few months in,

    • Debra Reed says:

      Hi CeeCeeT,

      To overcome the writing aspect, I recommend starting with topics they already enjoy … animals, sports, particular time in history, science, (maybe even video games?). The key is to teach them to read/research the topic and practice the oral narrations (https://notebookingpages.com/archives/44004) before moving on to written narrations. Move slowly into the written aspect and build one skill at a time. Here are some thoughts about writing with structure https://notebookingpages.com/archives/32251.

  • Malenda says:

    Do you feel it. Ecessary to learn how to pick out nouns , verbs etc.

  • Rhiannon says:

    I am so grateful I came across your post in Jamerrill’s Homeschool deals website. Totally turning my mindset around about my ability to homeschool. Thankyou for your testimony emails, they have really hit my heart.
    Praise Him!!

  • Janet says:

    This is our 1st year homeschooling. Our boys are 13 and 9. We started out with a curriculum but it didn’t work out at all. So I pieced stuff together but I feel like I am in a tornado and I know the boys aren’t learning anything and they aren’t retaining anything. I am interested in notebooking but I am scared I will know what to do. Thanks for the help and advice!!

  • Janet says:

    I want to change the sentence to say I won’t know what to do!!

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