Welcome to the Notebooking Round-up, a list of the latest and greatest notebooking links on the web. January was a great month for notebooking links! It seems that a lot of us have been planning and organizing.
Using Blank Books
Angie, the Pebblekeeper at Petra School, shares a wonderful, down-to-earth post about how her two boys use notebooking in several subjects — geography, art and music. Surprisingly enough, she discovered that blank notebooks worked best to motivate them to write and draw. Just goes to show (again) that you don’t need fancy pages. Plain old paper works just fine — sometimes better.
Speaking of blank books, have you seen the reviews (and giveaways) at Home Educating Family? One recent review was for blank books which would be great for notebooking projects: Pear Educational Products.
Over at the Apologia Live blog, Debra Bell answers the question What High School Work/Papers Should We Keep? For notebookers, the question is pretty easy. We just keep the entire notebook! Go add your response to the discussion.
If you need help with organization, try the free printable homeschool planning pages at Notebooking Nook. The printables are for both mom and for students.
More Tips, How tos, and Examples
I recently posted about notebooking over at my main blog, Jimmie’s Collage. In Notebooking For Research Skills I share how notebooking can be part of teaching children to research. (Photos included.)
Sheri has a simple but ingenious idea for for holding lapbook components. Although this is the notebooking round-up, there is plenty of room for minibooks and lapbook elements in a notebook, so Sheri’s idea is still a great one for notebookers.
Speaking of storing, Nadene over at Practical Pages shares how she stores her children’s lapbooks and notebooks.
Over at Butterflies & Barefoot Lasses, there is a post titled Greek Feasting and Cool Greek Art Notebooking which features a photo of one of the free printable pages from here at The Notebooking Fairy. It always excites me to see how families have used the notebooking pages the fairy creates. (And this post also has some yummy Greek food pics.)
Barb, Harmony Art Moms, shares her expertise and confesses that she sometimes gives her sons notebooking assignments “on the fly.” Find out how it works for her.
Do you have a child who loves trains? Aadel does, and she is sharing some beautiful train notebooking pages.
Thanks to Chelle in New Zealand who offers some pretty pages to go along with Abraham Lincoln’s World. I really appreciate how she includes directions with the printable pages.
Are you on Pinterest yet? Are you following my notebooking board? I’ve created a Pinterest board devoted to homeschool notebooking. Check it out.