High School Notebooking

This is an easy way to keep track of what your high schooler is learning. Basically your high schools student will write their own textbooks.
You need to get the 3 ring binders with the plastic cover that you can slide pictures into. Have the student, for now, just write the name of what it is that will be contained in the notebnook…Let’s say, biology.
Now, every time he does something related to biology study he will make a picture, a diagram, a report, a photo collage, or whatever, and put it into the notebook. Everytime he reads a related book he will add it to the book list and put it in the notebook. Everytime he watches a documentary on biology he will write it on the media list and put it into the book. A visit to the doctor can end up being rather educational if you ask many questions..and that *interview* would go into the book.
Get in the habit, and get your kids in the habit, of taking alot of pictures to document what you are doing. It is surprising, or it was to me, how much itme we spent actually learning things-far more than the 6 hours I used think of as *school*.
There is some excellent information on notebooking if you google it…
Home Hearts is a fabulous site with lots of information.
Notebooking Pages is an awesome resource with information AND materials!
A + Homeschooling has alot of information as well as information for different types of notebooks.
SO there you are. Note-booking is and excellent way for a student, especially a high school student, to learn. It encompasses all of the learning styles, it’s creative, and it is fun!
And it is great to thrust those boxes of old notebooks on them when they get married and move out!

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I am the very lucky father of two incredible kids. My wife and I have been homeschooling since 2002. We are fortunate to live in a very "homeschool friendly" community. When I'm not playing or reading with the children, I teach at a local college. Thank you for sharing my family's educational journey. As of August 2008, I have just begun writing in this blog. Many of the previous articles were written by Marye, and to honor her contributions, I would like to keep her biographical information: Marye's Profile: I am a mom of 8..have homeschooled all of them and graduated 2 so far..Our oldest (25) is married with 2 children and living in Pa., our next (22) is serving in the Air Force and has completed one tour of Iraq..Our 15 yr old is planning on entering the Marine Corps at 17 if he can get his high school done by then...and he wants to do missions in Angola. Our 13 yr old plays clarinet and is trying to get good enough to qualify for Marine Corps Band...Our 11 year old is our resident botanist...and loves horses and showing our dairy goats. Our 8 year old has discovered the Box Car Children, our 7 year old is our super hero artist and our 4 year old is, of course, the family royalty. My husband is Marine Corps, Medically retired, and I am also a vet...We were linguists in the military, he Iraqi and me, Czech. Hmm...we live in a 4300 sq ft farmhouse that we are restoring, and have 3 horses,5 goats, and 27 chickens, a dog, and a cat. In my spare time I work out at the gym, spin fiber, cook, read, and sew...I might think of more later ...

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