Friday, August 19, 2016

Betsy Ross and the First Flag Homemade Notebooking

My daughter really got into the first flag and the story of Betsy Ross.  We conjured up this page together.  She wanted to draw it, and I wanted some good information on it.  We used our reading selections for the information.  :)


Friday, August 5, 2016

Compare and Contrast Homemade Notebooking

After a selection of reading, this is the page we came up with.  I asked her to dictate to me the main part of the story, which is what I've written on the top.  Then she illustrated her dictation.  Comparing and contrasting worked well here.

You can compare and contrast any reading selection and use a page like this.  Homemade notebooking is awesome and engaging!


Friday, July 29, 2016

Native Storytelling Notebooking

The Native Americans would write stories in a circular pattern.  My 8-year-old told a story about a dog.  This is an interesting and engaging way to incorporate notebooking during a Native American study.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Underground Railroad Notebooking

I searched online for an Underground Railroad page we could make, and I saw a lantern like this, but it wasn't homemade and had typed material in the windows, which would have been great for a middle school project.  I needed something for 3rd through 5th, though.

After thinking on it awhile, I decided to highlight some prominent vocabulary associated with the Underground Railroad.  The quilt is actually a "reproduction" of real code quilts made by slaves.  For "Wade in the Water," I drew a stick dog with question marks and the slaves' footprints with the slaves hiding in the bush.

PS:  Contrary to my family's belief, this isn't a Tardis from Dr. Who!  Haha!


Friday, July 1, 2016

Treaty of Paris Notebooking (American Revolution)

A quick creative summary of the Treaty of Paris after the Revolutionary War to help remember the details.  I suggest this for middle school.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Erie Canal Notebooking - How it Changed Everything

This page is for middle school, going deeper into the history instead of just the basic facts.  


Friday, June 3, 2016

French and Indian War Notebooking

Sorry for the quality of this picture.  The lighting today wasn't optimal.  This page I made for about 3rd through 5th grade.  I decided to go for a newspaper theme notebooking page this time.  I simplified it down to just the basic facts for an introduction to this time period.

Happy notebooking!