Monday, December 29, 2008

General Disclaimer

Most of the items I am sharing have been borrowed off of other teachers who notebook and have been modified to some degree to fit my set of circumstances and/or the skill level of my students. These teachers have been very generous with their time, resources, and experiences and continue to be so to any teacher who shows an interest in notebooking. I feel the same way about sharing information and hope that I am modeling the same kind of "teacher sharing" that I have been shown.

My main goal in blogging about my experiences is to widen the net of information about notebooking and give teachers a starting place and an opportunity to post ideas. I am also a big fan of pictures and feel like sometimes just seeing a picture of how something looks is just as helpful as reading about it (hence you will see lots of pictures on this site).

I expect that as my teaching career continues I will continue to tweak notebooks adding goals and trying new things along the way. I know that I want to add a journalling component to my elementary school notebooks (I added it somewhat to my middle school books...which I will talk about in another post). I also want to move my elementary school students to more independent work and find a grading system that works for me. These items will all be tried and published here on this blog.

5 comments:

Lima , Perú said...

Hi.

Interesting blog.

Con su permiso.

Lima , Perú said...

Hi.

Interesting blog.

Con su permiso.

Lima , Perú said...

Hi.

Interesting blog.

Con su permiso.

rbrown said...

Hey,
Just saw your post on Elementary 2.0. I've been using foldables for a couple of years now and just love them. They really help kids organize their information and prepare them for future note taking. A couple of other sites I've found include http://www.squidoo.com/lapbooking and https://foldables.wikispaces.com/
Neither are wonderful, but the squidoo site was my source of inspiration for combining foldables into a "book". Amazing idea!!!

Jomama said...

I am pinning along on Pinterest, and I find your site for the first time. I don't know how it's the first time because you have so many amazing things here. I am veteran teacher and felt the need to tell you that I have never found such a treasure trove online for other teachers as your blog. You are amazing!