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Generally I consider notebooking a method of narration, something that is done at the close of a lesson to restate and reinforce what was learned. But sometimes notebooking can be the lesson itself. An example comes from my daughter’s science lessons. As part of her anatomy studies, she sometimes works on a page from the Kaplan […]See more
When we go on a field trip, we always come home with a plethora of brochures, post cards, maps, and pamphlets. I usually ask my daughter to use those items to create a field trip report for her notebook. That does two things. It gives them a place to be stored rather than cluttering up […]See more
No one is perfect, but we certainly should have expecatations of quality work from our children’s homeschool assignments. My daughter’s recent study of Aesop is a perfect example of how the expectation for quality work plays out in notebooking assignments. She read Aesop’s fables and this webpage about Aesop’s Fables. (To give you some reference, Sprite […]See more
If you use notebooking for narration, you realize that the assignment you are giving your children is quite complex. It’s really a writing assignment in which they have to consider organization, spelling and mechanics, and capitalization as well as the facts they are narrating. One of the things you can do to help your child […]See more