I've organized the history notebooks with dividers broken down into a timeline. To make these, I just used some plain cardstock left over from a craft and a three-hole punch. Beginning with 2500 B.C. and ending with 2000 A.D., each divider covers 500 hundred years. As we collect more topics, we can add more dividers, but this is plenty for now!
Our science notebooks are divided up according to each field of study, once again using my cardstock dividers. Astronomy, zoology, botany, earth sciences (geology, conservation, weather, etc.), physical sciences (physics, electricity, magnetism, etc.), and so on. I'm sure we'll rearrange these divisions as time goes by, too!
I'm still working at organizing our Lang. Arts binders, according to the Weaver program. They will include things like spelling/vocab lists, their creative writing, and reading lists.
I found another homeschooling, blogging mom who also uses this notebook method - and she has a great idea for personalizing these binders! You can customize the covers & spine of the notebooks, and I've always just written "General's Science", etc. on a piece of white paper. Very boring!! Kim over at Starry Sky Ranch wrote a post about how she uses pretty scrapbook paper to decorate her kids' binders. What a great idea!!
So last week, the kiddos and I took a trip over to Michael's to pick out some fun paper. Here are a few pics of how they turned out.