Welcome to the Notebooking Round-up, a list of the latest and greatest notebooking links on the web.
I just discovered a great blog –Go Explore Nature. I love the author’s post called Family Adventure Journal. It’s basically a shared nature notebook where a family can document their travels and discoveries in the great outdoors.
I found another great printable via Pinterest at bnute productions. It’s a printable page for writing a journal entry about a trip. It would work for a family vacation, a weekend road trip, or a field trip.
Barb has two fantastic posts relevant to notebooking. First is a great post offering 3 Tips for Nature Journaling When You Think You Can’t Sketch. And here is a free printable spring notebooking page. Pretty!
For science notebooks, here are three printables:
- three free printable notebooking pages about the (animal) cell from Cynce’s Place
- microscope pages from Ami at Walking by the Way
- skeletal system pages from Cynce’s Place again
If you have ever wondered about Apologia’s notebooking journals, there’s a discussion over at Simply Charlotte Mason from several moms who have used them.
Language Arts Finds
Why save the classics for high school? Aadel has already introduced Beowulf to her elementary age children! Here is her Beowulf study with free notebooking page. (And be sure to visit part 2 with more photos and more printables.
The Reader’s Notebook, from Scholastic, is a meaty article about using notebooking in the language arts classroom. All the ideas will carry over nicely into homeschool, though. (Be sure to click on the tab that shows the rest of the article. There is a lot there!)
Sarah makes her own copywork and coloring pages from illustrations in public domain books. In Fun with Aesop she shares the secrets for how she does that!
I love Barb’s approach to high school literature with notebooking. She encourages us not to over analyze the living books. I agree!
At my other blog, Jimmie’s Collage, I share photos of how we used WonderMaps for a history notebooking page.
I love this next post because it shares a family’s first experience with notebooking. I love how Lula used word banks for her children as prompts for notebooking. Go see her photos and resources; she breaks down exactly how she used notebooking in the lesson. This is a must read!
Betsy made some really nice notebooking pages for 19 different Old Testament characters. This 84 page set is free to download. (Thanks, Betsy!)
Here are some saints notebooking pages for the Catholic notebookers among us.
Odds and Ends
Need an overview of Notebooking and Lapbooking to share with a friend who is new to these methods? I love Rebecca Brant’s article at the newly launched Homeschool Mosaics. Rebecca tells me that lapbooking and notebooking will be the focus each month on the 16th. (I’ve already subscribed to the blog and all their social media channels!)