Sunday, March 18, 2012

Avilian Method

This was originally published on geocities in the late 1990s, before blogs and facebook became popular.  I frequently get requests about the method and offer it here for those who are interested.  

This is a very simple system that allowed our homeschool to run smoothly during the stress-filled times after a baby and before the older children were independent learners.  The images are twelve years old, so the material shown is  dated and the format of the post lacks the creativity of bloggers today.  I've transferred it here as it appeared originally. New comments added in green.

I was very proud of this image that used a new photo overlay method and never would have imagined what is available today.
Avilian Notebook System
  • 2 binders (½ and 1 inch thick)
  • Page dividers
  • Allow the children to decorate the binder cover. This will give them a sense of ownership and spark an interest in using the notebook.

  • The Daily Notebook contains dividers equal to the number of basic subjects. Tabbed dividers can be purchased for about a dollar, or the children can make their own.