2021 May | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

MEMBER & shop RESOURCES The Productive Planner (2021-2022) is ready and available in our shop and member areas. (Members access here.)The 2021-2022 Productive Planner is a full-size (8.5″ x 11″) editable and printable planner. It has a minimal design with lots of white space and small touches of color.The 2021-2022 Productive Planner includes:title pageannual calendars, planning, … Read more

How much notebooking do you do each day in your homeschool?

How much notebooking do you do each day in your homeschool?

We use notebooking to capture what we are learning and to practice our writing skills. Notebooking begins with engaging books, oral narration, and open-ended Socratic discussion. After all, you must have something to write before you can put pen (or pencil) to paper. We read, narrate, and discuss most of our books each day… or … Read more

2021 March | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

FREE HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES Our free ProSchool Planner pages have been updated for April, May, and June.ProSchool Planner April – June (free download)Don’t forget to download our free holiday pages!St. Patrick’s Day Notebooking PagesEaster Notebooking Pages MEMBER RESOURCES USA State Study Notebooking Pages have been updated. (Members access here.)(FIX) Replaced the seal on all State Song … Read more

What Do We Write and How Much?

What do we write and how much?

Does writing have this effect on any of your children?As soon as you tell them to open their notebook, it begins.Their eyes bounce around like the ball in a pinball machine. It’s impossible to focus on the paper before them.Their once comfortable chair betrays them. It’s impossible to find a stationary position.The temperature in the room rises … Read more

2020 November | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

FREE HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES I added a new colorful Cover Page to the free sample plannerProSchool Planner Oct-Dec (free download)Don’t forget to download our free holiday pages!Thanksgiving Notebooking Pages & Recipe CardsChristmas Notebooking Pages, Cards, and Holiday Fun member RESOURCES I created a BRAND NEW Printables Library dashboard!Printables Library (must be logged-in member)The new dashboard has … Read more

2020 October | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

We were busy behind the scenes this month migrating the membership site to a more efficient and faster hosting environment. We also applied fixes and made improvements to the ProSchool Publisher’s text editor. Other updates below. Download a free sample of the planner we are creating for our members:ProSchool Planner Oct-Dec (free download) Don’t forget to download … Read more

2020 September | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

These templates were added to the ProSchool Membership library.U.S. Presidential Election Notebooking Pages

2020 August | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

New ZIP files were added to the following sets in the ProSchool Membership library.3D Notebooking Pages & Mini-booksA to Z Animals, Sports, & Transportation Notebooking PagesAmerican First Ladies Notebooking PagesAmerican Presidents Notebooking PagesAmphibians Notebooking PagesAnatomy Notebooking PagesAncient Times History Notebooking PagesAstronomy Notebooking PagesBirds Notebooking PagesBoxes & Borders Notebooking PagesCanadian Provinces Notebooking PagesContinental Maps Notebooking PagesCountry Study … Read more

2020 April | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

These templates were added to the ProSchool Membership library.Updated Dinosaur Notebooking Pages with new pages & line options These templates were added to the ProSchool Page Generator library.Blank templates for Dinosaur Notebooking Pages (watch the demo below!)[sio_embed_media embed_url=’https://app.searchie.io/file/gRqmA9b1q1/embed’ width=’760′ height=’428′ responsive=’0′] These are the templates added to the ProSchool Publisher library (for members).Bird Notebooking Pages (Bird Families, North … Read more

Your First Notebooking Experience

Your First Notebooking Experience

Please do not wait until you think you have everything figured out and you think you have all the right supplies to start implementing notebooking. Make the time and dig in with your kids!

Our Language Arts Notebook

Our Language Arts Notebook

Notebooking topical studies like history, science, Bible, & even literature are easy to do. I get asked many times, “How do you notebook language arts?”.

2020 February | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

These templates were added to the ProSchool Membership library.Added Amphibians Notebooking Pages 

Notebooking with a Structured Writing Plan

Notebooking with a Structured Writing Plan

It is less stressful for most kids to talk about a topic than to write about it. When beginning notebooking, I ask the kids for immediate oral narrations rather than a written summary or report.

2020 January | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

Our developers have worked for months behind the scenes improving bugs and “glitchy” type behaviors within the application.  We are thrilled with the improved experience!Please clear your browser cache so the latest version runs in your browser. The absolute best browser to run our program is Chrome.  We DO NOT recommend Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as … Read more

Homeschooling with Copywork

Homeschooling with Copywork

What is Copywork? Copywork is copying a piece of well-written work, from any variety of sources, onto paper or into a notebook.

How to do notebooking with younger children?

How to do Notebooking with Younger Children

I do not start formal notebooking until my children are proficient with 3 skills. By “formal notebooking” I mean creating notebooks for specific subjects/studies that include written narrations, reports, summaries, etc.

2019 November | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

These are the updates to the ProSchool Membership library.New content in the library: Notebooking SuppliesAdded hover thumbnail previews to the updated sections of the Printables Library. When other printables are created and/or updated, those sections will also include hover previews.  Added hover thumbnail previews to ProSchool Page Generator library. When new templates are added, they … Read more

2019 July | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

These templates were added to the ProSchool Membership library.Updated Birds Notebooking Pages Updated Flowers & Weeds Notebooking Pages Updated Trees Study Notebooking Pages  These templates were added to the ProSchool Page Generator library.Blank templates for Birds Notebooking PagesBlank templates for Flowers & Weeds Notebooking PagesBlank templates for Trees Study Notebooking Pages

2019 June | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

These templates were added to the ProSchool Membership library.Updated Nature Study Journal Notebooking PagesUpdated Science Lab & Experiment Notebooking PagesUpdated Plants & Trees Anatomy Notebooking Pages The ProSchool Page Generator web-application has been completely rebuilt! New/improved features include:Add images in JPG, PNG, and GIF formats.Mobile images automatically rotate to correct position.Automatic file and image compression to reduce overall download … Read more

2019 May | Update

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

The following sets from our original site, NotebookingPages.com, have been added to the ProSchool Membership Printables Library.  We will continue to update these sets with new layouts and line options.These templates were added to the ProSchool Membership library.ALL PURPOSE NOTEBOOKING PAGES3D Notebooking System with Mini-booksBasic Lined and BordersA to Z TOPICAL NOTEBOOKING PAGESA to Z AnimalsA … Read more

Our Homeschool Story (video)

Our Homeschool Story

I struggled with homeschool overwhelm for six years before I found our cure. The answer was not a new method, a better curriculum, or a more organized schedule. I'd love to share our story.

2019 April | Update … our new site is open!

Updates | Productive Homeschooling

The site opens next week.  Here are our first round of updates.These templates were added to the ProSchool Membership library.(Brand New) Boxes & Borders Notebooking PagesUpdated & added Canadian Provinces Notebooking PagesUpdated & added Continental Maps Notebooking PagesUpdated & added Country Studies Notebooking PagesUpdated & added USA National Memorials, Parks, and Monuments Notebooking PagesUpdated & added … Read more

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