The school year may be winding down for many of us, but the notebooking posts keep coming! Welcome to the Notebooking Round-up, a list of the latest and greatest notebooking links on the web.
Free Printable Notebooking Pages
In case you didn’t know, Activity Village has a great selection of free Famous People Notebooking Pages. Thanks to my online friend Myra for reminding me of that great resource.
That Resource Site has more monthly saint notebooking pages (Catholic). The layouts are very attractive. And these are free, of course.
Mary from Homegrown Learners has a most excellent post telling us how to teach our children to listen to music. Included in her practical post is a free printable listening guide that she calls a SQUILT page. In another post, Mary shares some free John Williams notebooking pages plus a whole music study based on this composer of the Star Wars movie score.
Karen made some days of Creation notebooking pages and generously shared them online at her blog The Fruit of her Hands.
I have found a treasure trove of notebooking pages for historical persons, complete with unit study idea! The Birthday Lessons in May link up, hosted by iHomeschool Network, celebrates famous men born this month. These outstanding homeschool bloggers share their lesson plan ideas, and these posts from that link up include free printable notebooking pages!
- Jenn at Mama Jenn Blogs studied inventor and engineer Elijah McKoy. Mr. McKoy was born May 2, 1844.
- Erica at Homeschooler Confessions studied the famous composer Johannes Brahms, who was born May 7, 1833.
- Jimmie at Jimmie’s Collage learned about Justinian the Great, Emperor of Byzantium, who was born May 11, 482 AD.
- Ami at Walking by the Way studied the author L. Frank Baum, who wrote The Wizard of Oz and was born May 15, 1856.
- Aadel at These Temporary Tents learned about frontiersman Wild Bill Hickock, who was born May 27, 1837.
- Rebecca at Mom’s Mustard Seeds studied the Revolutionary War leader Patrick Henry, who was born May 29, 1736.
How to Make Your Own Pages
I love Tabitha’s post on Jamerrill’s blog about how to make homeschool printables. I love making my own notebooking pages, and I want you all to learn how to do the same.
Betsy of Notebooking Nook has created a screencast in which she walks us through the steps she uses to create her notebooking pages.
Examples and Helps
Maureen gives a brief review of Apologia’s Anatomy notebooking journal and tells about how she effectively uses it in a coop setting.
I was happy to see my geography pages put to good use over at Homeschool Escapade.
Barb shares some practical tips for organizing a nature notebook.
Speaking of a nature notebook, here is a post full of photos of a dogwood tree study with notebooking pages.
A Canadian homeschooler gives some good examples of student pages in this video.
For all of the Pinterest users, here is a great board to follow: lapbooks and/or smashbooks by Suzanne Raschke. Ideas galore that will make you want to pull out the fancy paper and paper cutter.
Rebecca features a guest post from Jeannie Fulbright about using notebooking in any subject. And then over at Homeschool Mosaics, Rebecca explains Why You Should Notebook.
One of my favorite bloggers shows off some new astronomy notebooking pages. I adore the painted backgrounds on the pages which are full of minibooks.