Printable Student Notebook Covers

These printable student notebook covers can slip right inside a 3 ring binder so your kids can keep track of all of their work.

Using A Student Notebook

Our notebooks are more than just a place to store papers.  We utilize our notebooks a lot for review as we go throughout our school year, so my kids each have a notebook for each subject.  When it’s time for history, we often take a walk down memory lane through our notebooks.  We look over our pages just like we would thumb through a picture book.  I ask the kids spontaneous questions…

“Do you remember who the rulers of the Byzantine Empire were?”

“What was the name of the capital of Brazil?”

“Who can remember what state has butter carving competitions?”

“What was your very favorite thing we learned about Native Americans?”

We look over our assignments, ooh and aah a little, and remember all we’ve learned this year.

Our notebooks also just keep things tidy and organized.  If we’re in the middle of a project or we didn’t quite finish a map or notebooking page yet, we know where to find it.

Printable Student Notebook Covers

These printable covers coordinate with the Layers of Learning curriculum and planners.  There is one for each of the four Layers of Learning subjects – History, Geography, Science, and Art.  Just click on each picture below to get your printable covers.

Filling Our Notebooks

We fill our students notebooks with my kids’ narrations, maps, printables from our unit, and lots of illustrated note sheets.   Even in a project-based curriculum there should be plenty of writing happening.  Our writing helps us solidify the knowledge we’ve gained during our units.  It also helps us learn to be articulate and explain the things we have learned, read about, and discussed.  As my kids get older I also ask them to come to many of their own conclusions and contribute their own ideas back in the form of writing.  A notebook is the perfect place to store all of that.  We also keep notebooking pages, maps, homemade brochures, and all sorts of other fun things we make in our notebooks.

One of my kids’ notebooks with one of the printable activities from Unit 4-2.

School Portfolios

At the end of the school year I use our notebooks to create school portfolios for my kids too.  It’s really easy to do when you’ve kept everything tidy and where it’s supposed to be throughout the year.  You can see our portfolios right here.

An organized school portfolio is the backbone of keeping great records.

Another “Notebook” We Keep

Besides keeping their own work, we also keep a family Book of Years, and you can find a printable cover, instructions, and a peek inside of our Book of Years right here.

Our Book of Years helps us keep track of all the neat history topics we learn in timeline style.

More From Layers of Learning

We really love learning here at Layers of Learning.  We want to help your family learn and grow in your homeschool!  Layers of Learning units are packed with engaging projects and family-style lessons that will get your whole family excited about learning again.  And if you want a quick run-down of what Layers of Learning is all about, you’ll want to check out our Curriculum Guide.

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