Discussion Forums - Homeschoolers' Corner Homeschoolers' Corner

Topic: notebooking help

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: notebooking help
Date Posted: 7/7/2009 8:28 AM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2007
Posts: 263
Back To Top

I am in the planning stages for the new school year. I have a 12 almost 13 year old son and was wondering if there was a place to get notebooking pages for this age or if it is more for younger kids. Does anyone do notebooking with their pre teen/ teenage sons? Do they like it? I have lots of questions and wondered if anyone could help. I am trying to find a way to organize my school year better, we have done some lap booking but he likes to write more info than those little books will allow and he gets fustrated.  Thanks Michele

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 9:45 AM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
Posts: 415
Back To Top

Here are some sites that I have used. I have a 11 year old son who I have done some notebooking with him in the past year. This year we will be doing a state notebook.

php?page=Free-Homeschooling-Resources

http://highland.hitcho.com.au/notebooking.htm

http://homeschool.consumerhelpweb.com/basics/notebooking-pages.htm

http://www.squidoo.com/50statesnotebook

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/famous_people_notebooking_pages.htm

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 9:54 AM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2007
Posts: 263
Back To Top

Does he seem to enjoy them?

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 9:56 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
Posts: 931
Back To Top

You can get a TON on CurrClick:

www.currclick.com/

Make sure to get on their newsletter list, as they point out their freebies - which typically contain notebooking pages.

I also like (available on CurrClick):

notebookingnook.blogspot.com/

www.knowledgeboxcentral.com/

www.notebookingpages.com/ (my favorite)

JC

DS is 11

 

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 10:59 AM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2007
Posts: 263
Back To Top

Thanks I do subscribe to currclick have you tried their online classes? Pro. H is a good teacher, Craigs  classes. I have emailed him personally a few times and he is really nice. I guess my question is does anyone else do these with their young teen age sons?? Michele

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
Posts: 931
Back To Top

I haven't done them before, but we're going to start this year with our Latin/Greek word root study and then also our 50-state study.

JC

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2007
Posts: 263
Back To Top

I have never bought anything but we have done our own notebook on units that we studied. I have been checking out the notebooking pages one you sent and am impressed. Have you bought from them before? Do  they put things on a CD or is it like currclick where you download it? I am not very good at this computer stuff if you can't tell :)

 

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 12:36 PM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
Posts: 931
Back To Top

You can do it either way with Notebooking Pages, but I think  a CD costs more.  She has some nice free pages.

JC

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 12:52 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2007
Posts: 263
Back To Top

Thanks fo all your info. I will be planning starting in a couple of weeks. We are taking a break for a bit.

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 2:03 PM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2007
Posts: 52
Back To Top

I just ordered the Beginners History notebooking set from http://www.holdthatthought.com/  - it is a CD full of great notebooking pages.  My oldest is 7 so I bought the primary grades set but I think they have products for older children also.  I've also gotten some great freebies from currclick and notebookingnook (mentioned above). 

Wendi

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 2:49 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2007
Posts: 263
Back To Top

Thanks that looks like a neat site I haven't seen this one before. I am noticing that you can do it with older children.

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 3:31 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2006
Posts: 181
Back To Top

You don't need to buy anything to do notebooking, just base paper from any copy store or craft shop.

 

Graphics can be from old magazines such as free from freecycle, free from libraries, ones you already own, etc. like old National Geographic or old Ranger Ricks etc. A number of HSers make photocopies of book pages for their personal use in notebooks (technically a copyright violation for 99% of books but since it is for your home use no one will know or sue you as you are not making money from the endeavor). Kids can also draw pictures. Travel brochues also work well.. And there is always the good old reproducable clip art free online.

 

I am surprised at the number of sites selling things for notebooking! When I learned about it the only thing to buy was paper, adhesive, scissors, and a book about fancy folds etc. The rest was about learning with whatever materials you want to use to teach from then using the mind's creativity.

Have fun.

Date Posted: 7/8/2009 11:42 AM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2007
Posts: 263
Back To Top

thanks for the ideas. 

Date Posted: 7/9/2009 9:43 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2008
Posts: 689
Back To Top

I was thinking the same thing as Christine. In our history class at co-op we did an A to Z notebook for both Africa and South America. They could draw, use magazine or internet pages. They wrote about the letter according to their ability. All the students enjoyed the assignment. It let them be very creative and choose special areas of interest as they learned about the continent.

Nancy

Date Posted: 7/9/2009 10:59 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
Posts: 1,640
Back To Top

We've been homeschooling for 5 years, my son is getting ready to start 6th grade. he DOES NOT enjoy notebooking. He'll do it for geography and write up some reports for other subjects, but in general he doesn't enjoy it. I'm using them sparely in a few subjects,. After I printed several pages, like over 100, for our US history study in 4th and he dreaded doing them I decided not to focus on them so much.