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Dear Homeschool Mom,

Ready to homeschool without the

Busywork? Boredom? Burnout?

It doesn't matter what curriculum you use, what method you follow, or how many children you have.

Our Homeschool Story
Debra Reed

I wanted them to enjoy learning.

After 6 years of homeschooling, I knew I wasn’t giving my kids the 'best of the best'. I didn’t want them to turn out like me: a great student who 20 years later, with high school and college diplomas in hand, doesn’t remember much of anything taught.  I wanted the knowledge to stick.  I wanted them to enjoy learning.  And ... I wanted our days back!

DEBRA REED  //  ProductiveHomeschooling.com
Homeschooling mom of 10; homeschooling since 2000

It's your turn to
Make learning memorable & enjoyable.

It doesn't have to be complicated ... just 3 simple tools.

3 Essential Tools

#1 Interesting Books

Choose books that draw you in, paint a vivid picture of the history, the story, or topic studied. Choose books written by authors whose excitement for their field of study shines through in their writing.

Jessie reading

#2 Art of Narration

Narration in its simplest terms is telling back what you read, heard, or experienced.  There are a variety of ways to "tell back" ... verbally, in writing, a drawing, drama, creating something physical, etc.

Eric Notebooking

#3 Grand Finale ... Notebooking!

With notebooking, your child creates a unique, personalized notebook compiled of his narrations, reports, drawings, personal insights, observations, copywork, maps, photographs of artwork or models he has built, and whatever else he would like to add. This notebook (or binder) is a scrapbook of learning experiences written and illustrated by your child.

ENGAGING, EFFECTIVE, ENJOYABLE LEARNING

When you combine these 3 tools and use them consistently, you provide a more engaging, effective, and enjoyable learning experience than your traditional textbook/worksheet/test approach. You're not limited to a particular curriculum. You can choose your own studies and your own books.

Using these 3 tools together builds active listening, effective communication, and deeper thinking skills.

  1. Engaged reading & active listening skills
    He spends time in a book that's interesting and engages his mind. He knows at the end of his reading he will give an account for what he read, so he becomes more disciplined in his focus.  
  2. Effective communication skills
    After reading, he will tell or show someone what he has read using his own words. Seems easy, but this is definitely a skill that takes practice. 
  3. Deeper thinking, organization, creative, & writing skills
    He assimilates what he's learned and then creates his own unique piece of visual and/or written content to add to his notebook.

The more he uses these tools, the more skilled he becomes at

  • extracting important information.
  • synthesizing information with his opinions and previous experiences.
  • organizing what he’s learned and teaching it back.

Your child becomes a storyteller, a teacher, even an expert.  

He won't quickly forget what he's studied over the years.  And if needed, he'll have his collection of treasured notebooks to jog his memory.

Collection of Notebooking Pages

Notebooking develops priceless
skills in your children.

HOW MUCH TIME does this add to our day?

This approach does not add more to your day.  


It's going to free up time in your day! 


Cut out the busywork that's not working and replace it with notebooking.

Our ProSchooling Quick-Start Guide will lead you step-by-step.

Brianna Bible notebooking

Notebooking takes less time and
makes a longer lasting impression than your current busywork!

notebooking before & after

Before notebooking:


"I DON'T REMEMBER what I learned."

After notebooking:


"Let me SHOW YOU what I learned."

what if my child hates writing?

Notebooking can be a lifesaver for the child that hates or is reluctant to write. Let him choose a topic he loves and send him off to the library to search for books on this topic.

  • For one of my sons, it was DINOSAURS.
  • For one of my daughters, it was FROGS.
  • For an older child, it may be a hobby, a favorite literature series, a particular topic in science or event in history.

Often times, just skimming through our topical notebooking pages collections provides a good place to start.

Alex turtles notebooking

After spending time in his books, ask him to (narrate) tell you about what he learned. If this is truly his passion, then he will likely have lots to tell you!


Ask him to write about:

  • What he found most fascinating.
  • The new things he learned that he didn't know before.

If he needs some help framing out these ideas, GREAT!
Little by little, build from one sentence to two, from two sentences to a paragraph, from one paragraph to several, etc.

Elizabeth notebooking

One day at a time, one page at a time, he builds this first notebook. He creates a cover page. He begins adding other interesting tidbits: maybe a list of interesting facts and figures, a poem or song about his topic, a quote from a famous person, maps, a timeline.  He can add anything related to his topic.

His notebook takes shape, he takes pride in his work, and soon enough...
a more confident writer is born!


You are not limited to a curriculum plan or scope & sequence.
Your child’s interests can provide the content.

Notebooking provides a natural and unintimidating way to develop
research, organization, and writing skills.

what about high school?

Notebooking is AWESOME for high school students!


This process of reading, narrating, and notebooking builds deeper levels of thinking in your child. We don't want to hang this up at the high school level. This is where years of preparation begin to pay off.


I understand the pressure to dot your i’s and cross your t’s with high school children.  Some book and curriculum choices may be out of your control.  So what if that is you?  Or what if you want to use textbooks or curriculum that's not as interestingly written?

Jessie high school science notebooking

Here’s our experience.  Without notebooking, my high school kids actually did very well with textbooks and the typical chapter reviews and tests. However, a week or two after finishing the chapter, they would mysteriously forget most of what they "learned".  Sound familiar?


This was the proof I needed to keep notebooking through high school. We use notebooking with the textbooks! 

They notebook the chapters and skip any worksheets and busywork type assignments. At the end of the chapter, they take the test for our high school records. There is a HUGE improvement in their retention, PLUS they now have an awesome reference notebook.


Notebooking is not limited to writing summaries or narratives. In the younger years, most of the writing is in narrative form. However, in the middle years and especially in high school, we include more essays, research reports, literature analyses, persuasive writing pieces, etc.

High school science notebooking

Notebooking with Apologia's Biology course.

Biology dissection

Not everything they add to their notebook has to be a formal writing assignment either. Use the notebook as a way to organize notes, collect research, build a portfolio, journal, sketch, brainstorm, mind map, etc.


Notebooking in high school provides a great way to document learning and make learning count.


Don't compromise a meaningful education
for a well filled out transcript!

Our end game is not a high school diploma.
Our goal is to develop mature, independent life-long learners.

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If you're struggling . . .
with busywork, inconsistency, a lack of motivation, feelings of failure

Upset mom and daughter
Happy Homeschooling

And you want . . . 
to transform your homeschool
with interesting books, narration and notebooking
 

And you need . . .
a solution that is EASY to execute, 
FLEXES with real life, and
provides VARIETY for your whole family

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Let me introduce you to . . .
the membership program and app we built with you in mind.

ProSchool Membership & Page Generator

The ProSchool Membership is a library of 1000s of downloadable notebooking pages, printables, and homeschool helps created to help you be more confident, relaxed and productive in your homeschool.   

Our ProSchooling Quick-Start Guide shows you step-by-step how to gently transition from busywork to using the 3 tools mentioned above (interesting books, narration, and notebooking).

Homeschool family

This is not a curriculum or curriculum plan. However, many members tell us that they use our library of topical notebooking pages as their guide through many studies. You can use our notebooking pages with a curriculum or without. Our family does both!

Notebooking frees you to learn effectively with whatever resources you choose to use for your studies.

The ProSchool Membership makes it easy to implement.

1000s of topical pages, themes, and designs
Perfect for any subject or study A to Z!

Art Study * Bible * Copywork * Character Study * Famous Men & Women * Geography & Maps * History of the Ancient World, Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, and Modern Times * Holidays * Literature Study * Music Study * Nature Study * Science * Timelines * Word Study * and more!

Lots of samples below!

MEMBERSHIP FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Quick and easy. Download and print.
    1000s of topical and designed pages are download-ready. Quickly print what you need, when you need it.
  • Variety of topics, designs, & layouts.
    The diversity of our collection makes notebooking easy to implement with ALL children K-12.
    Each notebooking set includes a wide variety of layouts, frames, and lines. 
    Most sets have 3-10 layout choices per individual topic or theme.
  • Regular & Dotted Line Formats
    Most sets come with both regular and dotted-line formats to accommodate your child’s penmanship needs.
  • K-12 Friendly
    Our notebooking pages have a child-friendly, but elegant look. They will work for the very young & teens.
  • Great for a sPeCtRuM of AbIlItIeS
    I have 10 children with a myriad of biological backgrounds, traits, learning strengths and weaknesses. I can say, from my personal experience, our pages work for a WIDE variety of children.
  • For Family & Classroom Use
    You are welcome to print any and all pages as often as you like for your family or classroom.
  • What our pages are NOT.
    Our pages are NOT designed with cutesy, trendy, or distracting graphics and layouts.
    Your children will NOT outgrow our selection of notebooking pages.
    Our pages are NOT worksheets being sold under the guise of notebooking pages (a new and growing trend).
  • Open-ended notebooking pages.
    Our open-ended notebooking pages promote child-led organization, creativity, and deeper levels of thinking.

With our notebooking pages, your child’s work will shine and take center stage.

Questions & concerns

     Can’t I make my own notebooking pages? 

     I don’t have time to try something new. 

     I’ve put my kids through so many changes already … what if it doesn’t work out?

     I’ve already invested so much money... I can’t afford to waste anymore. 


The ProSchool Membership makes notebooking: 
SIMPLE * BEAUTIFUL * DO-ABLE

Your membership also includes our online computer program that generates notebooking pages for YOUR CUSTOM topics ...

We created this tool for our ProSchool Members because there are literally millions of topics your children could want to notebook about.  

Using ProSchool Page Generator, within minutes, probably less than a minute ... watch the demo, you can generate a personalized set of notebooking pages on any topic.  

No fuss. No wasted time. No limits.

  • Choose your notebooking template from our library.
  • Type your topic's TITLE.
  • Upload your IMAGE.
  • and click GENERATE.

That's it!  

Customized notebooking pages in less than a minute.  

Page Generator Demonstration Video

Watch a quick demonstration.

Page Generator Sample

*This is an online program you use with your computer/laptop.
An internet connection is required.

YOUR MEMBERSHIP
INCLUDES ALL OF THESE resources

The member library is filled with thousands of notebooking pages covering hundreds of topics.

NEW resources are added each month!


In addition to notebooking pages,
the membership includes a growing library of homeschool helps,
such as our Productive Homeschooling QuickStart Guide.


Finally, the membership includes our online computer program: the Page Generator.

HOMESCHOOL HELPS

ProSchooling Quick-Start Guide - Productive Homeschooling
  • Part 1 | Changing Your Mindset (Busywork and Square Pegs)
  • Part 2 | The Glue that Makes it Stick Together (Narrations)
  • Part 3 | Make Learning Memorable / Make Learning Last (Notebooking)
  • Part 4 | A Smooth Ride (Avoiding Roadblocks, Potholes, and Detours)
  • More Information

ALL PURPOSE NOTEBOOKING PAGES

  (NEW) Boxes and Borders

A to Z NOTEBOOKING PAGES

BIBLE NOTEBOOKING PAGES

CHARACTER STUDY NOTEBOOKING PAGES

COPYWORK NOTEBOOKING PAGES

FAMOUS PEOPLE NOTEBOOKING PAGES

GEOGRAPHY NOTEBOOKING PAGES

Map Pages

  • Continental Maps (Samples/Info)
  • Country Maps (Included in Country Study Sets)
  • USA State Maps (Included in State Study Sets)
  • World Maps (Samples/Info)

USA Study Pages

  • USA: Individual State Study Pages ...all 50 states! (Samples/Info)
  • USA: National Memorials, Monuments, & Parks (Samples/Info)
  • USA: United States Study Pages (Similar to State Studies)
  • USA: Washington, D.C. Study Pages (Similar to State Studies

Country & Province Study Pages

HISTORY & TIMELINE NOTEBOOKING PAGES

HOLIDAY NOTEBOOKING PAGES

LATIN & GREEK WORD STUDY PAGES

LITERATURE STUDY NOTEBOOKING PAGES

SCIENCE & NATURE STUDY NOTEBOOKING PAGES

THE PAGE GENERATOR (ONLINE COMPUTER APP/PROGRAM)

ProSchool Page Generator

Generate customized sets of notebooking pages on any topic
... in less than a minute! 

  • CHOOSE your template
  • Type your TOPIC'S TITLE
  • Upload your TOPIC'S IMAGE
  • Click GENERATE NOW
  • DOWNLOAD/PRINT your new set of pages
Page Generator Sample

MEMBER TESTIMONIALS

Read what our members have to say about their memberships.


...we started using Mystery of History and Apologia Science and found that notebooking worked great with both of them.

We started out with just doing notebooking for small projects and for the occasional handwriting exercise. I used to think it was one of those areas that our family didn't have time for or could afford. Then we started using Mystery of History and Apologia Science and found that notebooking worked great with both of them. I truly believe that my children have enjoyed both of those subjects more and have learned more than they ever would have if we had only followed the "traditional" textbook approach. Thank you for making the learning experience fun!


Lori S.

These pages have saved me so much time over the years...

I’m a homeschooling mom of 4 children who are various ages. One child has moderate/severe ADHD. We’ve tried various ways of learning and found that notebooking and lapbooking was the most successful and the best received. We’ve been using these wonderful notebooking pages for years! Each time we begin a new unit, I simply log in to print the needed pages and we are on our way to another great learning adventure. These pages have saved me so much time over the years and I am truly grateful for all of your efforts. I always recommend these pages to friends and family!


Dorcus

Even my non-writer is doing written narration for the first time without complaining!

The pages have really inspired my kids to do well and be proud of their work. Even my non-writer is doing written narration for the first time without complaining! I've also found the maps to be a great resource, the timeline . . . It has all saved me so much time!


Keturah Janis in Ohio

It has allowed me to have another area of rest!

Thank you for your program. It has allowed me to have another area of rest! My kiddos are self directed in their written narration but are still so very proud to show me their work!


Jessica Watkins in New York

Notebooking has become an integral part of our schooling this year; we use them with our Sonlight history (to capture narration and related artwork), for our copywork/handwriting, and for science.

We first came across notebooking via an online homeschool newsletter that led us to YOU! We used a variety of your free pages to try out this new idea. In past years, we have primarily used oral narration to reinforce learning, but I wanted to capture some of that on paper this year, for record keeping. Enter your site. I took you up on your offer of the lifetime membership. When I opened up the file, I couldn't believe how many great options there were, always something available to tie in with what we are learning, and new great pages coming along throughout the year. Notebooking has become an integral part of our schooling this year; we use them with our Sonlight history (to capture narration and related artwork), for our copywork/handwriting, and for science. The kids are always excited to see what page is coming next, and we look forward to binding the pages at the end of the year into books! My kids have normally been rather averse to having to WRITE, much preferring the oral narration, but the wonderful pages, and the knowledge they are creating a book, make it more fun for them. And I feel more confident in my homeschooling than ever, because I have wonderful records of all we have accomplished- wonderful peace of mind! I have never been to any other notebooking-pages site, because I have always found everything and exactly what I needed HERE! Thanks for such a fabulous resource!


Spring G.

...it is not until he sees their completed notebooks that he understands how hard they work, how much they learn and how much fun they have.

I would like to thank you for your hard work and sharing it with us to save us time. My husband is a very visual person and loves to see the girls (7 and 5) work. However, it is not until he sees their completed notebooks that he understands how hard they work, how much they learn and how much fun they have. Again, thank you for sharing your "treasures" with us.


Stephanie Ibsen in GA

We benefit in so many ways from these pages and I appreciate NOT having to do the work!

We started out using the ABC books and have moved up as my children get older. We now use the history pages with our Story of the World studies. We use the science sheets to keep up with experiments with Apologia. One of the things I like most about the pages is that you can use them in so many ways and with so many programs! I love too that I can hop on and print out EXACTLY what I need…like the president pages that we used to study through all the presidents! Recently Debra added a program to write your own copywork sheets in CURSIVE!!! No more buying copybooks that “aren’t quite right!” Now I can make my own and have exactly what we need (with pictures too!!) I cannot wait to get started. We benefit in so many ways from these pages and I appreciate NOT having to do the work! 🙂


Leesa C.

Busywork was destroying our homeschool.

Notebooking has been a true Godsend for our family. Busywork was destroying our homeschool. My daughter is so excited. She woke up and did all her chores and completed her notebooking all by herself. She was hovering around the family table as we were preparing the notebooks asking,"When do we get to start this?" She could hardly wait. They have eleven notebooks a piece so far. They are all nearly crammed full. Listen to this please, when we went to Wal-Mart last for supplies, she got herself a new notebook and things to go in it and came right home and made herself a new notebook, not candy, not Barbie, but a beautiful notebook that she designed on her own. Thank you, thank you, thank you...


Stephanie M. in Oklahoma

"Mom, are we going back to notebooking?! ...great because I remember so much more when we do that"

We have used notebooking in our homeschool for years but this past year my husband took a new job requiring us to move out of state. Moving can require a lot of a mom of five. I decided to trim down our workload and go as simple as possible. One of the things to go was notebooking. Now several months later we are moved in and trying to get back on track. My oldest daughter in her teens saw me looking at my account. She asked "Mom, are we going back to notebooking?!" I said I am planning to. She replied "great because I remember so much more when we do that" She proceeded to tell me about previous studies we had done and how fresh they still are in her mind because we used notebooking. I hope this is an encouragement to moms out there that are either considering notebooking or need to return it to their routine.


Tonya H.
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