We recently had the opportunity to try out the Notebooking Pages Lifetime Membership from NotebookingPages.com. What a unique and new approach to learning!!
Notebooking is a newer way of student's recording the knowledge they are taking in. It's different from lapbooking, because you do not have all the tiny components. Notebooking is similar to keeping a journal. To get started, you just need a printer (to print your journal pages) and a 3 ring binder (to store all your pages in). I hole punch is also useful. Also everyday writing utensils and coloring devices like color pencils or crayons to fill out your pages.
NoteboookingPages.com has created a wide range of pages that you can print to help your students follow their interest areas. They offer notebooking pages for a wide variety of subjects that can be used by students from Preschool through high school. Even adults may enjoy using some of the materials. Students of all abilities can use these pages also.
Your child is basically creating a scrapbook of their learning experiences. Instead of just filling out workbook pages, they can get creative with what they are writing and and learning.
We had the opportunity to try out the Notebooking Pages Lifetime Membership. Included in your Lifetime Membership is a helpful 5-Day Easy Start User Guide. NotebookingPages.com doesn't leave you hanging. If you are new to homeschooling or new to using notebooking pages, they have a way to answer your questions. You will also receive periodic emails sharing more information on how to get the most from your membership. They even have video tutorials inserted throughout the areas where you may need help.
The Notebooking Pages Lifetime Membership is a pretty amazing collection of sheets from all subjects, including geography, history, language arts, bible, and science/nature. You will not have a lack of sheets to use, including printable blank sheets that you can use to create your own sheets. We have been doing a few of these with Caty.
Caty has an extreme interest in food and the history of food and even the geography of where food originates. We started using these notebooking pages as we are reading about foods. She can draw pictures and write simple facts. So far, she has enjoyed doing this. She has a very difficult time with writing.
There were so many choices for her to choose for her notebook. Of course the rainbow pages above wonder her over. In your choices, they have even included Title pages for you to print when you are creating your notebook for most subject areas.
You can print the pages in black/white or colored like the rainbow pages above. It's your choice. Another way you can continue to customize your child's education!
All of our kids have a big issue with handwriting. That has been the biggest obstacle that we have been facing while trying out Notebooking Pages Lifetime Membership. Even if it's a subject they want to learn about, they struggle. This is part of their learning disabilities. So we still worked hard on these, and they were only part of our education daily. They knew that when their notebooks came out, it was what they wanted to learn about, because they were getting to choose the subject.
We plan on continuing to use the NotebookingPages.com throughout our homeschool. We will be starting an artist study using their Artist program in the fall. We will also be using them when we start our World Geography study in August. I wish I would have had these when we started our US Geography study back in the Fall.
The amount of sheets available is actually a bit overwhelming. There are thousands. I know we will never use them all! I am very grateful that NotebookingPages.com provides many video tutorials to help parents navigate their way through this absolutely wonderful style of helping further their children's educational opportunities!!
There are so few materials needed to customize this program to your child's interests. You simply need a printer, writing/coloring utensils and some library books or a computer to do your research. All these items we have already!
You can use NotebookingPages.com along with a program you are already using or use it independently. I can't wait to keep drawing out our little resistant learning with more notebooking pages as we continue to study the history of food and cooking.
You can try out samples of the materials that NotebookingPages.com has to offer by visiting their website here.
The Notebooking Pages Lifetime Membership has two different options for Payment. You can chose the 1-payment option for only $97.00. Which can be steep on tight budgets, or you can choose a 4 payment option and get started with just $10.00 down and then make 3 more monthly payments of $29.00.
Several members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were given the opportunity to try out the Notebooking Pages Lifetime Membership. You can read how they used this program in their homes by visiting the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog below.