Thirty minutes before bedtime my husband and oldest climb into two chairs in our office. My husband opens a book and reads one chapter to our 9 yr old.
The latest book my husband and son read together is Spirit Fighter (Son of Angels, Jonah Stone) by Jerel Law. (this book was sent to me for a review from Tommy Nelson and is currently only $4 on Amazon! The boys loved the action and adventure in this book as well as the importance of prayer). I will post the review soon!
Recently Jimmie at The Notebooking Fairy offered a few Character Notebooking Pages I printed out and we discussed protagonist, antagonist, flat, round, static, dynamic, major, and minor characteristics after watching Star Wars II.
I figured it would be fun to use the Character Notebooking Pages for Spirit Fighter since I didn’t know what happened in the book and my son could take on the “teacher” role. (something he enjoys doing – a little too often)
When we started discussing the plot and characters I realized we can do this for every book hubs and the boy read together! We can create a mini notebook for each book and store all pages in a binder together.
It’s a great idea – but I’m a “notebooking” novice, words like “Charlotte Mason”, and “living books” scare me down to my public school roots.
Thankfully I purchased The Notebooking Fairy’s ebook Notebooking Success ($5.50) and already appreciate the Bonus (lined) Pages, and 50 Things to Put Into a Notebook not to mention the hand holding tips for notebooking each grade level! This ebook is perfect for home educators who haven’t tried notebooking yet and also full of tips for notebooking lovers!
I think “notebooking” will be a nice break for the summer, fill my son’s “quality time” love language, as well as spark his creativity! Surprisingly after filling out three notebook pages he asked if he could create a written “movie preview” for the book. He couldn’t wait to read it to me!
He then created a poster for the book (an alternate cover) and we worked on two mapping worksheets since two characters read maps and rode the NYC subway. Later he built the Brooklyn Bridge out of legos!
You can imagine my new google search is “notebooking” – so tell me, What are your tips for notebooking success?