Exploring Creation with Astronomy Junior Notebooking Journal
for Exploring Creation with Astronomy
This notebooking journal is much like the original Astronomy 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.
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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!
It seems a little advanced at first, so I just decided to push it off until 2nd grade, but I'm excited to do it.
A thorough workbook documenting all that was covered in each chapter of the science book. Leaving plenty of room for personal thoughts about what was learned as well as finding specific answers to questions. A good balance of writing, experiments, coloring, puzzles and documenting.
The activities are wonderful. Lots of things to construct and draw.
There is a lot of writing in the book, so often I do most of it for my son as we work through the book together. We really like using lots of colors to write our facts out in and finding books together to read and put down excerpts from into the scrapbook like pages. It has been really fun to do together.
I have been looking forward to using Apologia science and the kids are all obsessed with space right now. I think so far 1st grade is the youngest age for Apologia science since a lot of it seems too old for him.