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how to use notebooking in your homeschool

Poems in Notebooks {50 Things Series}

Welcome back to the 50 Things to Put in a Notebook Series, based on my popular blog post of the same name. Notebooking is versatile and flexible, so don’t ever feel locked into a certain structure for your homeschool notebooks. Have you ever considered using poems in your notebooks? Fifty Things to Put into a […]

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Q & A: What About Silly Notebooking Pages?

Back when I wrote a guest post for Mary at Homegrown Learners about Getting Started with Homeschooling, there were several great comments and questions to address. Here is one: Our most successful notebook pages are for history, but I have a boy who always wants to make his pictures “silly” which I find very distracting […]

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Notebooking in Nature Studies

Do you use notebooking for your nature studies? Most people tend to call nature notebooks nature journals. The idea is the same:  you record what you observed on your outdoor excursions or nature walks.  If you’ve ever been intimidated by nature journals, you need to read my guest post at The Homeschool Scientist titled The Minimalist Guide to […]

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Q & A: Notebooking with a Reluctant Writer

Q: How do you handle a reluctant writer in terms of notebooking? A: By changing the medium or reducing words. Whether the reluctance is because of a learning uniqueness or simply because of personality, the tips below should help. Actually, notebooking has a huge advantage over traditional worksheets and tests in that it is extremely […]

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