Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Botany and Astronomy Notebooking Journal Giveaway!

I really liked Frugal Mom's blogging idea for the Botany and Astronomy Notebooking Journal give-away contest. 

So, here is the plan: I will give away four each of the Botany and Astronomy Notebooking Journals to bloggers who post information about the Notebooking Journals and the contest (You can pick which one you want if you are a winner).

 This is a great way to get the word out that this new product exists while giving you an opportunity to win one! I will use to choose the winners. So, here are the rules:

1. Post a blurb about the Notebooking Journals (I'll create one you can use, or you can write your own).
2. Include a link to the samples on the Apologia website. 
3. Mention this contest and what it entails (with a link to my blog).
4. Send me an email with your blog address. 

I will compile the emails in the order they are received and allow to choose which #'s win the Notebooking Journals. If you have more than one blog, you could win more than one! 

Here is a blurb about the journals you can use or edit for your own use: 

Apologia is now producing notebooking journals that accompany each of the elementary science books. Both Botany and Astronomy are now available. You can see samples on the Apologia website here:

These journals are beautiful spiral bound notebooks that will save you time and money. You won't have to print and keep up with your child's notebook pages, buy and maintain page protectors, or purchase and compile binders...everything that makes notebooking time-consuming and labor intensive for mom. Also, your child will adore having their own notebooking journal. 

Each of the notebooking journals include:
  • A daily schedule for those who like to have a plan or would like their children to complete the book on their own
  • Templates for written narrations, the notebooking activities and experiments
  • Review Questions
  • Scripture Copywork, with both print and cursive practice 
  • Reading lists and additional activities, projects, experiments for each lesson
  • An appendix with beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books
  • Field Trip Sheets to keep a record field trips
  • A Final Review with fifty questions the students can answer either orally or in writing to show off all they remember and know at the end of the course.
See the sample pages here:




Jeannie is giving away four Astronomy Notebooking Journals and four Botany Notebooking Journals to bloggers who post about this on their site. Visit her blog to learn more about this contest: 

The contest ends on in one week on May 29th! That way I'll have the weekend to send them before I go to the Illinois conference. 

So blog away! 


Teresa B said...

If you don't have a blog can we put it on our facebook page?

Megan said...

I just did it! Hope I did it all right (sent you an email too).

Thanks for the chance!

Bookworm said...

I did it too! I am going to send it to my homeschool friends through our Yahoo group too!

Thanks Jeannie!

Frugal Female said...

I posted about your contest on my blog at and at I sent you an email from the link at the bottom of your blog (

Edwena said...

I posted about it on my blog as well and sent you an e-mail too. Thanks for the giveaway. The journals are beautiful as we have purchased the Astronomy one already. Super excited to be using it this next year.

Kelli said...

Hooray!! I posted about it. My family just recently finished Astronomy and we are looking forward to starting Botany in the fall. Thanks for making Science books that are so God honoring.

Robin Saylor said...

OK - I did it!
Thanks so much for adding more to an already amazing curriculum.

Robin Saylor

Robin Saylor said...

OK - I did it!
Thanks so much for adding more to an already amazing curriculum.

Robin Saylor

Canadianladybug said...

I did blog about it on my personal blog.

Canadianladybug said...

I also blogged about it on my review blog.

Jeannie Fulbright said...

Yes. The Anatomy one will be out with the Anatomy book - if all goes as planned.

Canadianladybug said...

I created a note on my facebook account about it.

Audrey said...

I just posted this as well on my blog. What a great addition this would be to our studies.

Angie said...

Bummer...I would have loved to win as we have all of your science books and love them! We are planning on working through Astronomy next school year. Unfortunatley, I don't blog or have face book,etc. I live in an area where dial-up is my only option and my computer time is very limited. I do tell other homeschooling families all about your great books ~ but word of mouth is my only means of advertisement. Hopefully, you'll have a contest again some day that we can participate in. Thank you for all of your wonderful books!

Jeannie Fulbright said...

I've had several emails from nonbloggers. I will definitely run a contest for those who couldn't participate when this is over.

Tracy said...

Hello. I mentioned this on my yahoo group: Christian Light Families

I also added it to my blogs:
type in MaggieReed
My facebook page (Tracy Reed)

cwag31 said...

Great giveaway! We love Apologia and we love notebooking :o)

Here is my blog post:

Thanks so much!


fairykin said...

Hi there,
I am a homeschooling mom of over 21 years and I put your giveaway on my blog.
Thank you,
Hope I have a chance

fairykin said...

Hi there,
I posted you on you on my blog.
I am a homeschooling mom of over 21 years.

Hope I have a chance,

missouri flat travelers said...

We absolutely love notebooking and are excited about these new journals...I actually posted it on our family blog and my daughters blog...

SB said...

I added it to my blog. What a GREAT contest!!

((subliminal message: pick me, pick me, pick me....)

Stacie in MS said...

Is there going to be notebooking journals for the zoology series? I love the idea of the journals, we would definately have used it last year for the Astronomy course, which we loved by the way.

We will be starting Zoology 1 in the fall, it looks wonderful too.

Lisa I said...

I just posted about it on my Facebook page where all my friends will see it. Most of them are homeschoolers, too! :)

Mark & Heather Mac said...

Greetings Jenny! I just posted this giveaway on my blog. . . I will be tweeting it on twitter too! Thanks.

Canadianladybug said...

I twitted about it too on Twitter
However I am unsure on how to post my link.... MMMM! Let's try this.

Raising Olives said...

I blogged. The notebooks look lovely and they make me want to start science again right now!!



Knights & Fair Maiden Academy said...

Hi Jeannie!!!
Thank you for the chance to win a journal!! I posted your blurb with a few words of my own.


Jenny said...

I just put it out there. Thanks for doing this.

Andrea said...

I just posted your info in our homeschool Yahoo group, Lake County Homeschool Co-op.

But how can you see it if you are not a memeber ?

thank you

Danielle Hull said...

Got it posted! Thanks for the giveaway, Jeannie!

Be blessed,

Tina B said...

I love Apologia!!! I blogged about it here

Courtney said...

I tried to email you but couldn't get it to go through, so I'm just leaving a comment here. I did post about it on my blog and would love to be entered in the contest.


momteaches2 said...

We used Astronomy this year. I can't wait to use the journal with Botany later on.

Jeanette said...

I did post about the contest on my blog!! Thanks so much!

Sarah Joy said...

Sent you an email! Thanks so much for the opportunity! What a fun way to spread the word!

Homeschool Dawn said...

Thank you, Jeannie for the work you do and for this great giveaway. I published a post about it on my blog, Olive Plants.

Thanks again!

amada said...

Hey there Jeannie,
We love your books! Thanks for doing the contest.

I posted here:

Tarapoto, Peru

amada said...

I just posted here too:

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Kate said...

i just blogged about it too!! i ♥ the new journal notebooks!!!

Jacqulinerl said...

I just blogged about it, Thanks!

Jenn said...

Whoo hoo!! I just blogged the wonderful news!! I'm fixing to drop you an email. Thanks!!

Sara said...

Awesome! I got to review "Flying Creatures" for the TOS Crew and we are now hooked on your books! ;0) We just bought the Astronomy book, so this would be great for us! I listed you as my #1 top pick of the reviews we did this year. Keep up the good work! I blogged about the contest at and sent you an email.


elleeyun said...

Just posted it. Will send you an email now. Thank you for the opportunity.

tdrowlee said...

I just blogged it here:

Thank you for the chance to win!


tdrowlee said...

Blogged it here:

trying to get my comment to show up. Thanks.

dixiemaiden said...

I blogged about it here:
Thank you!

Jolanthe said...

NUTS! I so would have posted about this too. Just found it today! :)


Jeannie Fulbright said...

Winners Announced!

Okay, I placed all the emails I received in order and had choose the winners. Here are the numbers and the corresponding email names that won:
11– Tracy Reed Family Blog
43 –Amy Tuttle
12- Courtney of heartforhome
36 –Danielle Hull
9 - canadianladybug
33 – SB
38 – momteaches2
19 – heather mac

I have contacted each on their blog. If you see your name, check your blog.



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Warm Regards Team

Anonymous said...

Off Topic (sorry) but is your Human Body science book coming out this summer? We have done all your other science books and I'm really hoping your next one comes out soon.

Can you post about it-just as an update...and where we can buy it, if it is indeed coming out.


km said...

I'm not a winner, but I didn't see the winners posted because you put it in the comments instead of in its own post. I hadn't subscribed to the comments, so I only saw you posted the winners when my feed reader brought up your new post today. That said, if you contacted them on their own blogs, then they should have responded. I just ordered 2 notebooks yesterday but went ahead and ordered from ChristianBook dot com since I was also ordering other items. I can't wait for them to arrive.

spacepoint said...

I love reading books about astronomy, I think it will be the science that changes the world.