Exploring Creation with Botany Junior Notebooking Journal
for Exploring Creation with Botany.
This junior notebooking journal is much like the original Botany Notebooking Journal, but is designed for younger students or those with limited writing skills. All the lines are primary writing lines (a dashed line between two solid lines), and there are far fewer than in the original journal.
This junior journal is perfect for:
Coloring, Vocabulary, Copywork, and Diagramming
Each lesson in the junior journal begins with two coloring pages for the student to color while he listens to the reading of the text. These pages are followed by a template page designed to encourage creative expression where the student illustrates what he has learned and writes a sentence or two about the topic.
Vocabulary retention activities are next, as well as Scripture copywork (shorter than in the original notebooking journal and with larger font).
Includes Templates for all Assignments
Templates to complete all the notebooking assignments, the Personal Person Project with transparencies for the animals, project record keeping, Scientific Speculation Sheets and, of course, the same beautiful, full-colored miniature books found in the original notebooking journals are included in the junior journal.
There are some higher-level activities missing from the junior journal, but they are replaced with cut-and-paste activities that bring the subject to life. What's missing?
Ideal for Students Uncomfortable with Writing Paragraphs
These junior journals will be perfect for the beginning writer or the child who is not yet writing well. Every child writes at a different age, so age is not the best factor when determining whether to purchase a regular notebooking journal or the junior journal. The best determining factor is whether or not the child feels comfortable writing paragraphs. If not, the junior journal is a great tool to help the child begin incorporating writing into his learning.
View Exploring Creation with Botany sample pages here (sample pages include Text & Notebooking Journal sample pages, Table of Contents, Supply List, and more).
Author: Jeannie Fulbright
Publisher: Apologia Science
Made In: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
Old Schoolhouse EE Award 2015 1st Place Winner!
Practical Homeschooling 2015 Reader Award Top Ranked by Homeschoolers!
One of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum 2015!
About.com Readers' Choice Winner!
The coloring pages, notes pages, and activities were simple, straight forward, and fun for my littles. We used this for my 4th grader, 2nd grader, and 1st grader. My favorite part was the page that has each day planned out for the whole year! We just flipped to that page to find out what we were supposed to do for the day.
Bought this for my nephew and he loves it!
This is great for my 7 year old she is loving it.
We did Astronomy last year (1 kid) and this year I had my 1st and 2nd grader do Botany together. It is quite a bit of parental interaction, and we spend several hours a week doing the reading, writing, and activities (we do have the textbook, too). We love it! My kids look at random plants and identify parts. They want their own spot in the garden for their plants. We talk about what we see in the world around us. They flip back to their notebook activities when they can't remember a word or idea. As I help them learn, I am learning, too, and we are greatly enjoying this particular subject. We have already finished for this year and are looking forward to next year1
I like how notebook encourages the students to write down their observations.