So we started by getting the basics pulled together in the notebook. All of this takes time, and I am impatient. I feel like I should be getting "more" accomplished in the area of curriculum. I have to keep reminding myself that time spent on procedures, routines, and the basic structures for the year will pay off in the long run!
I have borrowed and stolen all the great ideas for my notebooks from other teachers who are so kind to publish on the web. Thanks to you all for sharing! I will post throughout the year to share my victories and a-ha's about this new process. For today, we're putting the last of the pieces - a sheet to keep track of their progress on standards, an "iPocket" for those unglued pieces, a reference sheet for geometry formulas, and finishing two reflections. That ought to be enough to keep us busy today!
If you see that I have used your idea, would you give me a shout-out so that I can give you credit?
I must keep better track of where I have gotten these great ideas!