Science Notebooks

I passed out my science notebooks to my kiddos last week.  The video crew was back to film us starting the year off with science and it seemed like the perfect time to hand them out.  I was home one day last week with my 9 year old (he had the virus that’s going around our school) and I had the chance to finish up the science notebooks.


Here they are before I started.  Each child brought 2 spiral notebooks to school with them this year, one for math, one for science.  Some were thicker than others, so it took a little more work to get them set up.


I first started by having the children decide which color of duct tape they wanted on their spines.  They could choose pink or green, because those were the colors I had.  They also chose what color ribbon they wanted.  I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator so I had LOTS of leftover ribbon and I take it to school to use when its retired. 🙂 I taped the back first and wrapped the tape around to the front.  The purpose of the tape is to help hold the notebook together.  They get loved quite a bit, so I’m hoping that this will help us keep the front and back covers together all year! 🙂


I wrapped the duct tape from the back to the front.  The spiral notebooks that are 70 pages just need one piece of duct tape to fold from back to front.  Some of the thicker notebooks took two pieces of duct tape to fit all the way around the spiral.


I taped in their ribbon choice to the back of their notebook.  We will use these as book marks each time we make an entry into our notebooks. IMG_0929

Here they are all finished! 🙂  I also added a label to the front that said “_________________’s Science Notebook”.

Kristen 🙂


About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on August 20, 2013, in Science Notebooks. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I’m excited about the bookmark!! I can do that with my journals and other notebooks. Thanks for the idea!!!


  2. What kinds of things do you have them put in here, specifically, first of the year. I am a new kinder teacher and am a follower of your blog since before I got this job. Thanks for great ideas! 

    Sent from my Galaxy S®III


  3. Are these in your Teacher Pay Teacher store?

    Sent from my iPad


  4. Curious, how did the notebooks hold up with the duct tape edge. I have never seen this done before. It never fails, someone twist their spiral tell it is nearly not usable.



  5. So how did these hold up this year with the duct tape???


  6. How does the notebook open and the pages slide along the wires if they are taped?


  7. Great idea! I am going to do this with my “school – home communication journals” that get used daily in my developmental preschool classroom. I happen to be looking at a roll of turquoise duct tape sitting on my desk right now! ~Denise


  8. I love this idea for the spirals. I have used this technique for several years. It work much nicer with composition books, but I prefere spirals, and so do my students! Thank you so much for sharing!


  9. This will help keep the spirals from tangling together. I am a middle school teacher and can do a different color for each class. Have you see no he straw taped to the back to hold a pencil?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: