Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Notebooking Journals

I know it’s been a long time since I have posted. I do want to apologize.

As I seek to homeschool my sweeties, I am also in the midst of several very big projects. As you know, the Anatomy book will be out next year. In addition to that, I’ve been working nonstop on the new Notebooking Journals that will accompany each of my books. They are essentially a journal in which your child will write, illustrate, and place all the work they do that corresponds with their science studies. The notebook pages within the journals are elaborate and fun and include a “Fascinating Facts” page to write additional facts and information they learned in the text. Too, there is an experiment page to write about any experiments or projects they did. It also includes vocabulary crossword puzzles so the student can have some fun with the words they learned in the lesson. Additionally, Scripture-based copywork pages for every lesson add another dimension to their journal. Interesting and unique miniature books that can be cut out and assembled are included to add a hands-on aspect to their learning, and accommodate those who love making lapbooks. There is a page built-in onto which they will paste their miniature book so that they are kept in their journal with everything else. Each lesson ends with a page full of additional experiments, ideas, activities and books or movies that would serve to enhance the lesson.

I believe these will be a real blessing to the homeschool community. It will take the place of binders, page protectors and everything else one must get to notebook, lapbook, record experiments and try to remember the vocabulary they learned. I will provide a sample very soon. Keep your eyes peeled. Astronomy will be released soon and Botany will shortly follow.

In the mean time, pray that I can accomplish all that I have to do!

May the Lord uphold and bless your family this Christmas season!


Berry Patch said...

Oh - this makes me so happy, Jeannie! They all sound wonderful & I can't wait to see samples. I know the Lord will give you the strength. This is a great vision for your books. Love this idea! I'm gushing...sorry! Thanks for all the hard work you do!

amaslaluno said...

Thank you for all you do Jeannie! It is always refreshing to hear from you, but I understand how busy you are. :)
Any more specific dates on the Astronomy journal release date? We are just getting started, and I am willing to wait a little in order to use the journal. It sounds incredibly helpful!
God Bless you and your family this Christmas season.

Kelli said...

Thank you, Jeannie, for all the work you put into God-honoring science curriculum. My oldest son is even impressed with your books (which it takes a lot to impress him). The amount of facts that you have would be impressive alone. Add to that how you have put the Scripture references and pointed out how all of creation points to God, rather than chance is wonderful!
I pray that God blesses your family as you do your work for Him.