Notebooking is a specific technique for teaching that lends itself well to homeschooling. If you’re not familiar with the term, notebooking is similar to making a scrapbook. It is directed more toward learning and is very useful for the creative homeschooler.
The basic supplies you will need to begin a notebooking project are:
- Notebooks or binders
- Paper or card stock
- Plastic report covers
- Scissors, glue, markers, crayons
As with scrapbooking the possible supplies for notebooking are endless. You can start out with the basics and expand with your interests from there. There are several sites online that have free notebooking page templates to get you started. After you become comfortable with the idea of notebooking it is fun to make your own creative templates for your notebooks.
The main idea of notebooking is to explore a topic in depth and creatively summarize it in your notebook. My kids are hands on learners and they love notebooking. We use this technique for all of our subjects. I feel it gives them a better understanding of the material we cover and they enjoy the learning process so much more. There are so many different ways to use notebooking. It is a creative and fun way to learn. Try your hand at notebooking and see what your children create.