In our homeschool we are pretty eclectic in our style- I think we are a mix of Charlotte Mason and Classical thrown together. Regardless of our “style,” we *love* notebooking; so I was very eager to try the Lifetime Membership ($97) from NotebookingPages.com.
One of the first things we learn as teachers in college (and it is hammered into us in every part of our degree) is that student work should, as much as possible, be open ended- opened ended questioning from the teacher, open ended and creative products from the student- that is how they learn and remember what they have learned long term (
much different than what is put into practice in schools … anyway).
True notebooking should be just that- OPEN ended, creative, and intuitive work from the student on a topic they have studied.
So I was very excited to see that the notebooking pages from NotebookingPages.com were truly that- they are a beautiful canvas for my children to document all they have learned. The pages aren’t busy, distracting, or prompted. My students can find not only what interests them, but what is most important about a study/topic, and document it all right there. There are literally thousands of different pages covering so many topics, I don’t think you could possibly use them all in a lifetime, but you can certainly try! 😉
About The Lifetime Membership from NotebookingPages.com
With the lifetime membership, you receive all of the current notebooking products spanning:
- Art study
- Character Study
- Famous Men and Women
- History from Ancients to Modern
- Music Study
- Nature Study (our favorite!)
- and the list goes on!
and you also get all future content.
The lifetime membership features the search bar and table of contents to make navigating thousands of notebook pages simple, tutorials, tips, and videos, and of course lifetime access to it all. To see ALL the topics and samples of the notebook page sets, click on this link and scroll down.
I really like that a set of notebook pages almost always has lots of choices for layout/design. So if we want a place to glue a picture, draw a picture, or even 3 pictures, we have that option. We mostly used the reptile, amphibian, and frog notebooking pages the past several weeks. We have encountered a few snakes and frogs on the farm lately, and the kids wanted to know more about them. So- we dove in!
One feature of the website I really appreciate are the tutorials, and tips & tools. If you have never notebooked, or even if you have but want some more direction, these areas help you step by step figure out just how to get the most out of NotebookPages.com and notebooking for your students!
The notebooking pages were perfect, and best of all they were NO work from me! 😉 All I had to do was a quick search for the topics and print the pages for our notebook! SO easy, fun for the kids and they truly LOVE having things they are learning documented in a place that they can go back to on their own; sorta like making their own big book of knowledge!
Notebooking is not only a blast, but a simple and easy way to document your homeschool journey. NotebookingPages.com’s Lifetime Membership is a wonderful resource to have in your homeschool!
(I am having some problems getting my pictures to the computer, but will have pictures up of the kids enjoying their pages soon!)
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