How We Homeschool with Fun-Schooling Journals

Back when I was constantly making #notebooking videos, people used to comment all the time to tell me how much they thought our family would enjoy @funschoolingbooks. Boy, were they right. These books add just the right amount of structure and direction to an otherwise self-directed lesson. I highly recommend them for every #homeschooling family.

Since our homeschool changes every now and then, today on my channel I shared how we’re using them right now.

My Homeschool Mom Prayers Have Been Answered!

My homeschool mom prayers have been answered! Although notebooking is one of our favorite ways to learn, printing out all those pages is not exactly my favorite pastime, especially considering the horrible luck I’ve had with printers.

(This is a sponsored post. I was not required to share a positive review.)

I am so thankful to Family Nest Printing at https://familynestprinting.com/ for giving me the opportunity to review their service. Use the code noplacelikehome for 10% off of your order from now through August, 19, 2020! Trust me, you won’t be sorry.

Our Notebooking Plans for This Year | 7 Kids

Notebooking has played a role in our homeschool for several years now, but how we use it is ever changing. Today I shared what it will look like for us this year compared to how we had previously been doing it. I love the flexibility of homeschooling.

ULTIMATE List of Notebooking Ideas

I’ve heard from a lot of parents that while their kids initially enjoyed notebooking, they got bored with it after awhile. What I make sure to say to that is this:  Don’t limit notebooking to narrations, essays, and lists. There are soooooo many ways to notebook, so today I shared the ultimate list of notebooking ideas with you!

Homeschooling 101: Notebooking Loops

Back when I was making all those notebooking videos, several people asked how I was able to fit so many notebooking styles into our day while only having my kids do one (rarely two) notebooking pages a day.

Easy! The answer to that is… a notebooking loop!

Our Newest Funschooling Books!

I mentioned last week in a video that we’re changing things up in our homeschool. One of the things we’re doing differently is notebooking. Instead of our typical notebooking loop, all of my kids will have a Funschooling journal. They’re such a hit with my teens that I couldn’t resist.

Today on my channel, I did a flip-through of the Funschooling journals my littles and middles will be using.

Unboxing Our Very First THINKING TREE FUNSCHOOLING JOURNALS!!

Although we have been a notebooking family for quite some time, up until this point, we’ve never tried the Funschooling journals that so many people recommended to us.

A couple weeks ago, @funschooling.adventures shared a giveaway, which I entered and WON! Yesterday my package arrived, and I impatiently waited to open it all day so that I could do it with you in an UNBOXING video!

Head over to my channel today to see my first impressions of the journals and for a detailed flip-through. 😊

Our Must-Have Notebooking Supply List

I remember a time when I could never get my kids to write without dealing with complaints, insecurity, and tears. Since we began notebooking a couple years ago, I’ve found that not only are my children much more receptive to writing, but they often do it in their spare time, as well – voluntarily.

I’ll admit that if I had just approached notebooking as yet another way to incorporate writing, it would have backfired. The key to our notebooking success has been less about using it as a method and more about using it to provide my kids with choices.

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