Notebooking. Well just what is notebooking? Notebooking is a much simplier form of Lapbooking. Bascially you can copy sheets, create your own sheets from paper, add essays,maps, lab reports, worksheet pages, scrapbooking pages, drawings, timelines. You can add just about anything you wish. As long as it can be three wholed punched and will fit in a binder. There is a website where you can purchase or copy free notebook pages to get you started. The name of it is Notebooking Pages.com
At first I really shrugged notebooking off thinking it wasn't something we were going to enjoy and would be way to time consuming for us to do. When it fact its just as fun as lapbooking.
The Notebook shown here is Marilyn's Notebook for her Zoology 2 Science book. I will have to admit Apologia science has become our favorite science book. I was a little leary at first but the girls really do enjoy studying one concept at a time.
We are excited to continue the series, which is a Christian science program, and I can't believe next year Marilyn will be starting into their upper level science. We've actually be contemplating the General Science for this year. Their science is very meaty in the upper levels so I'm not sure if I want to try it or not yet. I could always give it a try and see and if it doesn't work then we could just go back to the Elementary series since I will be using it with my other two girls for this coming year. We are looking forward to studying Botany and Astronomy. We may even throw in Human Anatomy if the book comes out soon.
The Notebooking Pages for Apologia Elementary Science are located on Jeanie Fulbright's Website Even if your not using Apologia Science they make great notebooking pages for any science curriculum.
Also Apologia is now introducing their beautiful spiral bound notebooks for Astronomy and Botany. They are already made, no need to use your printer ink to copy the workbook pages out.
Each of the notebooking journals include:
A daily schedule for those who like to have a plan or would like their children to complete the book on their own
Templates for written narrations, the notebooking activities and experiments
Scripture Copywork, with both print and cursive practice
Reading lists and additional activities, projects, experiments for each lesson
An appendix with beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books
Field Trip Sheets to keep a record field trips
A Final Review with fifty questions the students can answer either orally or in writing to show off all they remember and know at the end of the course.
See the sample pages here:
Jeannie is giving away four Astronomy Notebooking Journals and four Botany Notebooking Journals to bloggers who post about this on their site. Visit her blog to learn more about this contest: www.jeanniesjournal.com