Today, I started making my own science notebook to keep along with the students next year. I usually use labels on the cover and I haven’t made those yet, so it’s empty for now. 🙂 I use 4 pages for the Table of Contents in a 200 page composition book. Since many entries take 2 pages, it ends up being just enough!
This is the cover page on the front page of my notebook. Having students color the page is a good starter activity while you’re hot gluing ribbons on the notebooks, etc.
That brings us to Notebook Tip #1: Using Liquid Glue
And that brings us to Notebook Tip #2: Ribbons!
Notebook Tip #3: Modeling Notebook Maintenance
This year, I’m trying something new for keeping track of vocabulary. Students will have a different folder for keeping track of vocabulary. I’m copying pages front/back for recording important content vocabulary. Download your free copy at The Science Penguin on TpT.
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