I would like to hear, discuss, debate the why and how of taking notes in elementary school. Do you use interactive math notebooks? Let's take math as the model. How do you have students take notes on math topics such as multiplication. 1. How do you have them take/get notes on multiplication? 2. What specifically do you want them to have in ther notes with regards to multiplication? 3. How do you want them using their notes? 4. How/what do you structure, so that they are given opportunities to use their notes as you want? This topic of using resources came up in another post and I found it very important/initeresting? We often want students to use resources(notes), but don't structure it so that it is really used or reinforced the way we want it to be used. I am interested in other teachers strategies to make note taking authentic and useful in elementary grades and that will transfer into a huge benefit in highschool.