When I first started working with these notebooks, I found this site. A science teacher that also does notebooks, uploaded everything that her students put in them for an entire year. Some of the items I was able to use, like the Table of Contents below, and some of the items would be great if I taught 5th or 7th grade here. Literally, everything we do in science goes into these.
Table of Contents helps students find pages that we go back to.
Students take notes and make sketches in them.
This year the students will fill an entire 70 page spiral (that's a total of 140 total pages since we use both sides.) They are starting to be as thick as a small binder and students are amazed at all of the stuff we have done this year.