I will briefly describe how we set up our notebooks. This is by no means the only way! It is just the way we determined we would all set them up. We start with an "About the Author" page. Student my draw, doodle, write, paste pictures, etc. It should be a page that describes them. I think it creates ownership of the notebook.
We also do activities in our notebooks. Everyday I start with bellwork that I call a "journal". It is entered by week in the notebook and continues everyday on the same page:
We also did a topographic map of mars and folded it in half and glued it in there.
|Foldable glued sideways|