Thursday, May 29, 2014

Animals of World War 1 Notebook Pages

As promised, here are the pages for animals of World War 1.  Just fascinating!  I hope you and your children like them.

I was inspired to do this set of pages by the film, War Horse, which was heart wrenching and wonderful.  It's rated PG-13 for the war scenes, and I did let my kids watch it.  It was a bit much for my youngest, who is 6, though.  She is also extremely animal sensitive, and I don't recommend it for children of the same temperament.

This set has 20 pages from horses and dogs to glowworms.  I was surprised during my research not only with the statistics, but the types of animals and the jobs they actually did.  I learned a lot, and I hope your children do as well.


Animals of World War 1 notebook pages


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Inspiration Corner: Notebooking With Littles Part 2

  • Ticia really inspired me with homemade notebook pages for young ones while studying America in the 1950s.  This goes to show you don't need premade notebook pages, and the homemade ones are beautiful!
  • Eve over at Science Notebooking really knows how to notebook science.  Our science notebooks are often neglected, but her blog is packed full with new ideas!  You pick an animal at the top of the food chain and create flaps in its belly for all of that animal's prey. 
  • I did this foldable with my 1st grader this year.  Over at Third Grade Thinkers, Doris made a foldable on the Earth's seasons, including the Earth's position to the sun during each season.
  • Kindergarten, Kindergarten had some wonderful math notebook ideas!  We haven't jumped into math notebooking yet, but this post does inspire me.  She goes into shapes, and more than just circle, square, triangle, etc.  She introduces corners and sides.  Check it out!


Saturday, May 17, 2014

On the Homefront Notebook Pages

In this last set of pages I've made for World War I, you'll find pages on propaganda, women on the homefront, children on the homefront, government programs to encourage patriotism and thriftiness, and drafting procedures during WWI.

There is more writing in this set than some of my other sets, and the information is a little more abstract.  This set is good for grades 4-6, and probably could be used for a little older if they don't think minibooks are too babyish.  ;)

I hope you and your children learn from this set of notebook pages!

On the Homefront notebook pages


Friday, May 9, 2014

Inspiration Corner: Notebooking With Littles Part 1

This week the Inspiration Corner includes links to outside blogs to hopefully give us ideas for notebooking with our little ones.  My youngest would beg for pages of her own after seeing her big sisters getting their creativity out in their notebooks.  Stay tuned for Part 2.

  • Feels Like Home has shared an easy way to implement a Kindergarten journal.  This can be used after reading to your child, anything from history to just a good story.
  • At The Chaos and the Clutter, Sharla has given tips on nature notebooking that can be used with the youngest of children able to hold a crayon.  
  • I shared some ideas on how we notebooked our way through a visit to the pond.  From drawing leaves to tree identification, there was some learning going on here, even in my then 4-year-old.
  •  Saylor's Log has shared a great notebook-worthy manipulative idea for the seasons.  This is a link to Pinterest.
  • Once again, Saylor's Log is getting young children writing with rich adjectives and a fun craft to embellish this great notebook page.   This is a link to Pinterest as well.
  • Here's another of my posts about the stages of pumpkin growth.  I used some lapbook components for a 3D notebook page.
  • Amy at Step Into Second Grade posted ideas for your notebook from teeth to Dr. Seuss summaries.  These are hands-on crafty sorts of pages.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

In the Trenches Notebook Pages - World War 1

After researching for these pages, I realized how little I knew about World War 1 and the atrocities the men endured.  Many of us just don't understand.

These are interactive notebook pages with 3D components (sort of like lapbook components, but for notebook pages).  I created them for 4th through 6th, but please preview the websites and the pages before setting your children free with them.  While the details are not too detailed in either, it mentions corpses and smells and other such things.  If needed, just skip those pages (especially the poetry page) and read the website aloud to your child without them looking.  I tried to steer clear of vivid images of human death.

Usually I say, "Have fun!" here, but not today.  These pages are sobering and eye opening.

In the Trenches - WW1 notebook pages

This is the second release of World War 1 pages.  The first set is copywork of "In Flanders Fields."  Coming soon are pages to include Propaganda Poster Discussion pages, "On the Homefront" interactive pages, and "Animals of World War 1" interactive pages.