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Have you tried notebooking as a part of your homeschool process?
These St. Patrick’s Day notebooking pages are so fun and colorful, and today I want to share with you briefly about why we do notebooking.
And I can’t wait to share more with you about how notebooking has transformed our homeschool — and the many positive changes we’ve made to make homeschool fun and far less stressful.
I’ll admit, when we began homeschooling at the beginning of this school year, I felt like I was all thumbs and left feet.
I still feel like I’m all thumbs and left feet a lot of days.
But, that’s slowly changing.
In December we made a move to bring our oldest son home with us for homeschool, and that was the start to our massive homeschool overhaul that I can’t wait to blog about later.
It felt so different, embarking on homeschooling a child who already had 2 1/2 years of school behind him.
I felt intimidated and lost.
But through prayer and listening to the advice of friends, I decided that two things had to be central to learning in our home:
- Reading – we would read. A lot
- Writing – we would write. A lot
One of the greatest tools I’m finding helpful to helping my MERLD children build reading and listening comprehension is notebooking.
What I’ve Learned About Notebooking
At first, it seemed like Greek to me – but then I began to see how my children retained information better when they wrote it.
Also, I found that notebooking is much easier when you understand the steps and building blocks for notebooking.
A great resource for me has been Danika Cooley from Thinking Kids
In her articles about notebooking, she encourages moms to read short paragraphs and dictate short sentences to beginner notebookers.
From there you help stretch them in notebooking, by keeping notebooking just slightly above their ability.
Also, she encourages a lot of drawing, as a healthy and creative notebooking process.
Grab These FREE St. Patrick’s Day Notebooking Pages!
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, these notebooking pages are colorful and fun and sure to inspire your kids to write and draw what they’re learning!
In this pack, there are 7 different notebooking pages, wider writing spaces for beginner writers and narrower for older elementary kids.
There are also varied box-sizes for art notebooking, and a full page of writing lines without boxes for essay writing.
But wait, there’s more!
Grab the Extended Pack today and do a St Patrick’s Day unit study!
In this post Multi-Grade Level St. Patrick’s Day Unit Study, you will find fun, educational, and exciting ideas to make learning about St. Patrick and all things Ireland a blast!
Take it up a notch with these notebooking pages to write facts about
- St. Patrick
Plus, space to write out one of the memory verses from the free Memory Verse cards offered in the post!
In the extended pack, you get everything in the free pack, plus 4 “Facts” pages for beginnger writers and 4 “Facts” pages for older elementary-aged kids.
This is a great way to build reading and listening comprehension and encourage research.
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