In my rapid research on homeschooling, I came across a site called The Notebooking Fairy. And after a bit of added research on “what is notebooking”, I’ve decided I love this blog/site!
WHAT IS NOTEBOOKING?
It appears, at my best assessment, that it’s no more than data collection (for the teacher) and a demonstration of knowledge (for the student). Seems easy enough….and it begins with a simple understanding, of the learner, that he/she will be retelling what they learned at the end of the lesson by scribing and drawing the information gathered during that lesson. In other words, it’s not a test, but a demonstration or a retelling of the lesson just completed. Oh, how I love reinforcement! Yes, that’s exactly what it is for the child but as an added bonus it lets the teacher know that she/he has presented the lesson in such a way that the student understood it as intended.
PINSPERATIONS ON NOTEBOOKING
DAILY STARTER NOTEBOOK
I didn’t even realize that I was already planning on being a notebooking homeschool but apparently I am! Each day I will have the kiddos get out a [kind of] calendar/weather notebook to start our morning of academics (following bible and prayer). I haven’t finished the final printing so I can’t post pictures just yet but I will as soon as it’s complete.
The Notebooking Fairy has loads of resources, free printables, how-to’s, etc. So if you’re interested in finding out more click here to get to the site.
How do you use notebooking? Did you use it as a student? Was it torture or did you love to show off your mad skills?