You have embraced the idea of teaching your children to journal by
using notebooking templates. You have downloaded hundreds if not
thousands of cute, interesting, and important files for them to use
during their study and personal learning time. But now what?
Without proper organization, those amazing templates you have
purchased and downloaded for your children to use for their
schoolwork will be locked and unused on your computer. Even worse,
without a plan for organization you will have spent good money only
to use up space on your harddrive.
Create a master file folder on your computer
In order to locate your notebooking templates easily, it would be
wise for you to create a master file to store all of your files. A
good master file name would be “Notebooking Templates for School”.
I personally keep this folder on my desktop screen. Why?
neatly tuck this file in my directory list I tend to forget it it
there. If it is right on my desktop screen then I am reminded often
that there are cute and interesting templates for the kids to use.
Create a sub folder for each category as you collect and create
Under your master file folder, you will want to create category
folders that make it easy for you to find any template you need. I
highly suggest you create lists by subject:
- Character Study
- Famous People
Depending on how organized your like your files, you can choose to
go one step further and add files under each of these categories. For
instance under the history folder you can create files for ancient
history, medieval history, modern history, the civil war, etc.
Create files as you go.
If you are new to notebooking, you will quickly discover that
there are thousands of templates available for you to introduce to
your children. An easy approach to this kind of journaling is to
consider what subject you are studying together in history (for
example) and to acquire a handful of templates for your student to
choose from as they are learning. Organize these files as you go.
With a little bit of time and effort you can ensure that you will
be able to take advantage of all the free templates and great deals
that you stumble upon as you search for school supplies and
curriculum. With a good system of organization, you will be able to
find those resources when your student is ready to use them!