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Jess in FL
05-20-2007, 03:21 AM
I love your notebooks! I want to do them next year with my dc, but my Walmart doesn't have them. Have any of you seen these elsewhere?

Candace C
05-20-2007, 07:38 AM
I got mine at Hobby Lobby. But, I think for our next year's notebooks I'm going to have to find some online. Someone posted some links the other day...I'll have to look for those.

I am wanting to do a 12x12 for next year and could not find those in stores anywhere. I had a 9x11 this year (Sheri and others used the 10x10's I think) but it is JAM packed and bursting really, too full and the spiral I'm afraid might come loose. So, I want a bigger one for next year.

HTH!
Candace

Sheri
05-20-2007, 09:03 AM
Thank you!

You can type "10x10 spiral scrapbook" or "12x12 spiral scrapbook" into a search engine and you'll get a lot of hits. You can also hit up Hobby Lobby or Michaels (or any other craft store in your area).

Here are some. (http://store.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/scrapbooks.html)

Oh, you can also just type "Scrapbooking supplies" into a search engine and then search those sites for albums.

Sheri
05-20-2007, 09:04 AM
By the way, Martha Stewart now sells an 18 x18 album!!! I saw it in Michaels. Can you imagine what you could do with that!! LOL

Victoria
05-20-2007, 10:07 AM
Excuse me gals, I'm not sure exactly what you all are referring to but it sounds interesting. Is it some sort of scrapbooking or something with FIAR?

Oney
05-20-2007, 11:37 AM
We've been using these (http://www.barebooks.com/books.htm) (item number 2075-blank cover). They are not spiral bound but they have been really fun. Our latest one was Henry the Castaway. These books hold lots of goodies!

I like the way the spiral ones would lay flat though. Great idea.

Katherine in CA
05-20-2007, 12:39 PM
Wow, Oney, that's a great website, and those books are so neat! :thumb:

I saw that they DO have spiral-bound books on the same website, and they're only around $3 each:

http://www.barebooks.com/spiral.htm

Thanks! I know what I'll be ordering soon! ;)

Jess in FL
05-20-2007, 01:30 PM
I love these boards! Ya'll know where to find everything. Thanks.:clap:

Robin(CA)
05-20-2007, 02:16 PM
Those spiral bare books are exactly what I've been looking for! THANK YOU. I love the bigger sizes. :clap:

Christie
05-20-2007, 03:11 PM
Victoria,

The notebooks are like lapbooks in the way that its a place for the child to collect the tangible items of the learning that took place that week. I know you could use the FIAR fold-and-learns and assemble them into a notebook if you prefer, rather than a file folder. We've done both and like both results.

One thing I do like better about notebooks is that all the FIAR lessons are assembled together, making it easier for my kids to look back over past FIAR books and review just by looking. We are also using the same notebook for our nature notebook ... keeping it simple this summer and having just one notebook for everything.

Sheri has posted several times in past threads about her kids' notebooks. If you search back on this board, you should be able to find more details and links to her blog, which shows pictures of their notebooks. Or click on her name and go to her blog that way.

Lapbooks/notebooks/scrapbooks ...it really does make it fun to collect and display the learning that went on all week! Have fun!

HTH!

Sheri
05-20-2007, 03:53 PM
Victoria, If you go to my blog here (http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com), on the left hand side I have links to notebook pages we have done. Several of us do the scrapbooking/notebooking now also, so if you just watch the boards their pages get shared frequently.

Have fun!

Jen in SC
05-20-2007, 04:02 PM
My pages are usually on my blog as well. www.homeschoolblogger.com/momofgirls

The 18x18 ones would hold a regular 8.5x11 assignment. Wow! :eek:

Victoria
05-20-2007, 06:31 PM
Christie,

Thanks for replying. I appreciate your response. :kiss: I like the file folders, but these notebooks seems much less cumbersome. Cool. I might have to try them:clap:

Robin(CA)
05-20-2007, 06:57 PM
Has anyone seen these great stickers at Bare Books?

http://www.barebooks.com/destination1.htm

They have state stickers and country stickers too. I could think of lots of them that would go with different books. (Kansas when we do "climbing Kansas mountains, etc) They would be great to add to our notebooks for my guys who don't like to do a lot of drawing!

Heather W
05-20-2007, 08:53 PM
www.blogshewrote.blogspot.com and you can see mine. All inspired by Sheri's format though we've done a few other formats before this so it's just a new place to put the creativity.

If you hit the archives and scroll down you'll find more pages to look at.

Have fun!

Sheri
05-21-2007, 08:57 AM
And to give credit where credit is due, I was completely inspired by Jen Unsell (http://www.theunsells.com/)'s Five in a Row projects.