Quotations in Notebooks {50 Things Series}

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Blog Series 50 Things to Put Into a Notebook

The blog post 50 Things to Put in a Notebook continues to be one of the most popular how to posts here at The Notebooking Fairy. This series offers specific examples of those fifty different things.

Fifty Things to Put into a Notebook:  Quotations

Quotations are fantastic for a notebook because although they are normally short, they hold a wealth of information about the time period or person you are studying. A person’s life or work can often be summed up neatly in one pithy quote.

This quote by the artist Frieda Khalo is a good example. She is famous for her bold self-portraits, and this quote explains why she so frequently painted herself.

Artist Study: Khalo Quotation Notebooking Page

You can do any of the following with a quotation:

  • use it for copywork
  • use it for handwriting practice
  • explain what it means
  • explain its significance to the person’s life or the time period
  • use it as a writing prompt to react to
Hypatia quotation copywork

Math History: Hypatia quotation copywork

Because there are famous people in every academic area, quotations will work for any topic of study. Select a quote from your books or search for one online.

There are entire websites devoted to quotes. Just search a topic or person to find interesting sayings.

You can give your child a quotation to copy or let him search for his own if he is an older child.

Artist Study: Da Vinci Quotation Notebooking Page

The free quotation notebooking pages available here at The Notebooking Fairy are generic enough to be used with most any type of quotation. Try them out for your next topic of study.

Roosevelt Quotes Notebooking Pages

If you have ever found your notebooks growing boring, just stay tuned to this series as you see how varied they can be. There are at least fifty different ways!


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Jimmie Quick

Jimmie is now a veteran homeschool mom. Her daughter Emma is a student of the sciences at a large university in Illinois. Her guide to notebooking—Notebooking Success—guides you through notebooking: what it is; how to use it; how it fits a Charlotte Mason, classical, and textbook curriculum; tips for getting the most educational value from it; and much more. It comes bundled with several bonuses, including a small set of generic notebooking pages that can be used with any topic.

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Jade Meinke Reply

This is really cool!

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