This post isn’t about how to organize the completed notebooking pages. Instead, this is for mom, the one who organizes the lesson plans and materials.
I’ve got two main tips for managing and organizing your notebooking pages.
1. Print out lists of Notebooking pages.
When you buy retail sets, print out the table of contents and add that page to your planning notebook. (You do have some type of record/planning/idea book, right?) As you plan, you’ll have the list available for quick reference.
I always think that I’ll remember what I have on my computer, but I never do. So go ahead and use that paper and ink. It’s worth it.
2. Create a file of blank notebooking pages.
Print several copies of your favorite layouts and store them with your child’s homeschooling supplies. Then when it’s time to create a page, your child can flip through the choices and select an appropriate page. I like to print these generic notebooking pages onto a variety of colored paper plus white. Can you see how thick our stack is? There are dozens of choices in there.
It’s convenient to have the pages ready to go because we don’t have to stop studying to go find the file and print it out. This strategy is similar to what I do about minibooks, that is, create a whole slew of them and store them for long-term use.
My favorite set of general notebooking pages come from Notebooking Pages and is called Basic Lined Notebooking Pages. I turn to that set of 200 pages time and time again. (Here’s a secret: When you buy Notebooking Success, you get a discount code to buy this set for only $5.00.)