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Charlotte Mason, You’d Love This Notebooking Resource!

I think the favored 19th century educator would agree  — this resource is far from ‘twaddle’.

Jimmie over at The Notebooking Fairy has made available an e-book which clearly and concisely explains the art of notebooking.  Not at all new to using this method, I was pleasantly surprised to find my definition of notebooking greatly expanded!

It’s so much more than simple lines on a paper and a drawing, graphic or clipart at the top (or the bottom, or across the page…). Notebooking is not another subject to complete, nor does it need to be done everyday.

The author describes it as “a way to integrate subject areas and a way of teaching and learning.” Incredibly versatile, having children keep a notebook of learning experiences is an excellent way to cement the knowledge gained!

Notebooking Success will equip parents with:
  • Seven solid reasons why notebooking is fitting for any learning style
  • Step-by-step instructions for creating notebooks
  • General guidelines for implementing at each grade level from 1st to 12th
  • Three notebooking pitfalls to avoid
  • Using notebooks with Charlotte Mason, Classical and Textbook styles
  • Extra resources :: 50 different things that can be kept in a notebook (organized by grade level), links to notebooking pages and more!

lang arts notebook

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My favorite part of the this e-book resource was the instruction and encouragement on teaching children organizational skills by using notebooking.  While this seems obvious to me now, I hadn’t considered the critical thinking skills my children were gaining by putting their notebooks together — this section is worth a read!

Reasonably priced for homeschool budgets, Notebooking Success is a valuable resource, an excellent addition to any parent’s list of homeschooling guides and helps.

Highly recommended!

~ Written by Daniele of Domestic Serenity

Daniele (15 Posts)

I'm a Mama to five kiddos from out-of-highschooler to preschooler living among cows and corn in central PA. Our curriculum choices reflect Charlotte Mason with a Classical Ed flair, and we'll throw in anything else that works! Come on over and visit us - hope to see you there!

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  • Jimmie May 11, 2012, 8:46 am

    Thanks for this review. I am so glad that you found Notebooking Success helpful and worthwhile. I truly tried to pack it with as much meat (and no fluff/twaddle) as I possibly could. Homeschool moms do not have time to wade through filler. They want to get to the point!

    And the cost is about the same as my favorite treat at Starbucks — a caramel macchiato. Hopefully everyone who wants to read it can afford it.
    Jimmie´s last blog post ..Character Notebooking Pages

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