When I first heard the term, I was like…soooo, these are blank lined pages like in a notebook? What is so special about that? And why would someone pay for these??
As it turns out, it’s something pretty cool. These ARE blank pages for your student to fill out. And they may have lines on them. But they are more than that! They might:
- be tailored to a certain activity, subject, or topic
- have decorations, pictures, or words
- provide space to write and also to draw (great for younger kids)
Notebooking pages serve as a way to reinforce information your child has just learned, by using the pages during or after a homeschool activity. Maybe you have your child write a short summary of the book you just read aloud. Maybe you have your kindergartener draw an animal or plant he saw on your nature walk. Maybe your high school student needs help remembering the structure of a plant cell so you give him a sheet with a cell on it and tell him to label it. Any of these could be good uses for notebooking pages!
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I’m including 17 different notebooking sheets so you can get a feel for using them. All of the pages that have lines for writing are available in both half inch lines for older kids and one-inch dashed lines for beginning writers, so it’s a total of 27 pages! These are designed in color but look great in grayscale as well.
Here are some ideas for using your new notebooking sheets, aside from what I’ve already listed above:
- writing ingredients and cooking times plus drawing steps of a recipe
- life cycles of animals or stages of development
- drawing and coloring basic shapes
- drawing a large picture or diagram and writing a few sentences about it (great for lab experiments)
- drawing and labeling
- short book review
- field trip reflections
- one-to one-correspondence
You as the parent are at liberty to direct what the child is doing on these sheets, and your child is free to be creative with how she uses them. Use them for any subject or just one. You’ll have to find out what works best for your kids, but we are loving these!
The Notebooking Pages Starter Set is no longer free but available in my shop.
What do you use notebooking pages for? Do you like pre-made ones for specific topics or do you use general sheets that can apply to any subject? I welcome your feedback!