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Practical application of timelines

This is a guest post by JoAnne Bennett, a dear friend and mentor. She was kind enough to provide the following post and I’m so glad she did. We will use the time line for the facts which must be memorized for that unit.  As we do an overview to introduce the unit, I emphasize that these are the most important events.  We will add other significant events as they are discovered and discuss their … read on, my friend…

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25 creative notebooking ideas

Notebooking is one of the best ways to demonstrate your individuality in your lessons. But sticking some worksheets in a binder is not true notebooking. You must generate the material yourself and it is a reflection of you, not simply a regurgitation of someone else’s thoughts. In case you find yourself in a rut, here is a list of creative expression. You can also download the 25 creative notebooking ideas here. paper folding portraits write … read on, my friend…

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The rewards of notebooks

Notebooks are not a new idea. Many of the founding fathers kept notebooks of their lessons and discoveries. What is so special about notebooks, as opposed to, say, workbooks? I say a lot. Production. A notebook is not simply a container of a child’s work. It is a tool for learning and self-government. It requires the child to be a producer of education and not a consumer of information. The child is an active part of … read on, my friend…

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the 4th R

I had a light bulb moment that I can’t believe I’m admitting here. I have created a prayer journal. This is a spare notebook with dividers and notebook papers to put all thoughts of my family and friends and other things to pray over. I am so excited. And as a prayer leader and avid notebooker (the 4th R), why am I not doing this already? ummmmm…… Sometimes the simplest things can elude you. I have … read on, my friend…

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What’s in my teacher notebook

All Principle Approach teachers must create a notebook of their own. This is what we teach from, along with reference materials and original documents. I thought I’d share about mine in hopes that others will do the same. My oldest is 7 1/2 and we are in our third year of home educating. Here is what my notebook contains (in order): At the front: my home educating constitution my week-at-a-glance calendar listing all the subjects … read on, my friend…

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Spirit of excellence in notebooks

(my apologies in advance for this long post. It was impossible to shorten it.) At our Bible principles group we had a question about notebooks and excellence and what exactly should be required. I liked the response so much I asked permission to post it. Question: I have a question about notebooking… how much do we insist that this be their very best work? I am almost certain one would not find messy notebooks from … read on, my friend…

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