Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bayeux Tapestry Notebooking - Medieval

How about trying to incorporate the Bayeux Tapestry into your notebooks while studying Medieval Times?  I simply taped together 2 pieces of buff-colored paper (kinda tapestry-like, no?), I found some Bayeux Tapestry images via Google Images, glued them on, then had our girls draw their own tapestry around it.  Don't forget to label it, possibly including the dates!

Here you can see how we attached it to our notebook.

Close-up of the notebooking page.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Notebook Pages to Supplement Sonlight Core A ® Cultures

Finally, the 3rd installment of notebooking pages to supplement Sonlight Core A®!  These pages and this author have no affiliation with Sonlight®.

As with the other pages in this series, these notebooking pages can be used with any cultural program you are doing, not just Sonlight.  Check them out!

This installment is smaller than the others (10 pages to be exact), and it just covers foods and healthy eating, religions, homes, clothing, and jobs around the world. 

If you want to share these, direct people to this blog post instead of directly sending them the PDF.  Thank you for that!

Cultural Notebook Pages to supplement Sonlight Core A® or any cultural study you may be doing


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Notebooking Pages to Supplement Sonlight Core A® History

This is the second installment in notebook pages to Sonlight Core A®.  This author and these pages have no affiliation with Sonlight®.

Wait!  These notebook pages are excellent for any study from prehistory through World War 2, not just Sonlight.  They lend themselves well to narration-style notebooking for younger children ages K-2, but can definitely be used with older children as well.  In fact, as I was making them, my 3rd and 4th graders were studying Victorian Times in Sonlight Core C, and I printed out the one I made for my 1st grader.

Why would these be okay for such a large range?  Narration!  My 1st grader care barely write a sentence by herself, let alone a synopsis of a chapter we just read.  Check out this post that will help you guide your younger child in any notebooking endeavor.  She will narrate whatever the page asks her to, and I will transcribe it onto the notebooking page.  Don't worry, you don't have to do all the work!  There are many areas for her to draw pictures as narration, use word banks to label items, and even do some mapwork.

I hope you really like these!  On another note, if you would like to see these pages for your child to write on them and skip the transcribing yourself, make a comment below, and I will adapt these with 3-lined handwriting paper or 2-lined handwriting paper to suit you.

History Notebook Pages for Early Learners

History Notebook Pages for Early Learners - 3 lines


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Various Science Notebook Page Ideas

I had a few science notebooking pictures hanging around, so I thought I'd put them together into one place. These pages are for cells and energy.  I hope that they inspire someone's notebooking creativities!

For more inspiration for notebooking on cells, check out this old post of mine as well.


Friday, June 7, 2013

Notebooking Pages to Supplement Sonlight Core A® Read Alouds

Here is the first installment of notebooking pages to use with Sonlight Core A® !  These are specifically for the Read Alouds in this program.  These pages and this author have no affiliation with Sonlight®.

I created these for my first grader with the intention that she narrates while I transcribe on the page for her.  There are many places for her to draw, label maps, fill in blanks from word keys, as well as simple copywork.  See this post if you want more guidance in narration with young children.

These are appropriate for grades K-2, although several of the pages can be used for other ages if you are reading one of these books and want a notebooking page.

Notebooking pages are included for the following books.

  • The Story of Ping
  • The Boxcar Children
  • James Herriot Treasury
  • Here's a Penny
  • In Grandma's Attic
  • Mary on Horseback
  • No Children, No Pets
  • A Grain of Rice
  • Twenty and Ten
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • The Light at Tern Rock
  • Beezus and Ramona
  • Doctor Dolittle
  • The Hundred Dresses
  • Least of All

I hope you enjoy these pages.  Please comment on any errors or if you like them! Check out my grid schedule to supplement this program.

Read Aloud notebooking pages to supplement Sonlight Core A® .

Read Aloud notebooking pages (3-lined primary) to supplement Sonlight Core A® .


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Foul Food in Medieval England Flagbook

I have created this flag book for Medieval England foods, and it may be a little confusing, so I thought I'd post about the specifics of making this book.  I used this link to help me make my flagbook.

You will need a piece of cardstock, any color will do, 8-1/2 x 11 inches.  Next, follow the instructions on the "this link" above.  Note, you will not need 4 mountain folds, but only 2.  We will only have 2 columns to fill with 4 rows in each column. 

Really, all of these words make me dizzy.  I must see pictures!  So I'll give them to you.  This is what our flag book turned out for Foul Food in Medieval England.

Inside view of flag book.  Notice 2 "mountain folds" in the middle.

Peasant side.

Noble side.

Simple front of whole flag book.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Freebies Coming in June!

I've been studiously working on some simple notebook pages for my first grader this year.  I went a little hog wild!  I don't expect to use all of these with her, but I do like to be able to pick and choose what I want to do as the year progresses.  

These pages are appropriate for elementary aged students, although the target range is K-2.  Some of the questions are quite simple for older students, but a few could be used with your later elementary students.  I have not made them with typical handwriting paper lines, as I don't expect my 1st grader to write that much.  What I intend to do is transcribe for her as she narrates, while a few of the pages will require copywork and labeling from her, as well as drawing.  I am thinking about adapting what I have with handwriting paper lines if there is interest in the comments section!  :)

The read aloud pages are mainly narration-style pages.  The history pages are an extreme whirlwind preview/introduction of history from prehistory through World War 2 (these pages are very light and only skim the surface).  The 10 pages on cultures just briefly skim foods, homes, languages, clothing, jobs, and religions.

I will have 3 sets of pages, all 3 to go with Sonlight Core A®, but the last 2 sets will be able to be used with any curriculum.  These pages and author have no affiliation with Sonlight®.

  • Read Aloud notebooking pages
  • History notebooking pages
  • Cultures notebooking pages 

I am working out any kinks now, and will be sharing this month sometime!

Inside Information

If you are interested in what I have cooking in the background...

 I have not started these next sets yet, but I am happily in the planning stages of some pages for some of the Holling C. Holling books to include Seabird, Tree in the Trail, Paddle to the Sea, and Minn of the Mississippi.  It is a big project, though, and I have no idea when I'll even start them.  I typically take a break between sets, but as making these is a hobby of sorts, I know I can't stay away from creating them!  I will share them as I complete each set, not all together in one set.