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Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm BAACCKKKK!

Okay. Well, I wasn't really gone (per se), but have been inordinately busy this fall/winter and have not had a second to post, nor to send out my promised newsletter. Sorry about that. 

What I HAVE been doing is rather exciting however. I've been creating some wonderful products to go with my books and have been working on the Exploring Creation with Anatomy book, which will be published this summer.

First, let me explain the new products to go with my books. Essentially, they are Notebook Journals to accompany each book. These journals have unique and fun templates for all the activities and assignments in the book, plus they include Scripture copywork (both cursive and print), vocabulary crossword puzzles, review questions for each chapter, project pages to record experiments and additional ideas, experiments, books and videos for each lesson. But the most exciting thing, by far, is the gorgeous, full-color lapbook-style miniature books that your children can create for each lesson. 

They will be called Notebooking Journals. They will be spiral bound with a nice color cover and they will serve as the student's own notebook. They retail for $25.00 through www.Apologia.com 

Click the link below to see a sample from Astronomy. I'll have a sample of Botany up soon. Included in this sample are: the teacher notes, descriptions and explanations for how to use the book, a weekly schedule, and the first lesson of Astronomy, as well as samples from different lessons for the miniature books. 

Here is a link to a sample of the Astronomy Notebooking Journal.

Astronomy and Botany will be available this spring, while the rest will be available this summer. 

Here is a product description for Exploring Creation with Anatomy:

God created humans in His image, and endowed us with a desire to learn about Him, about our world, and about ourselves.  Studying God’s most marvelous and chief creation with Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology will give you and your students insight into God’s nature, imparting a greater appreciation of His amazing and miraculous handiwork. 

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology is the sixth book in the Young Explorer Series. Using the Charlotte Mason methodology, this elementary-level science curriculum gives students an introduction to the fascinating design of the human body.

After briefly reviewing the history of the man’s attempts to understand the human body, students are taught about the highly complex, all-important cell.  The book then discusses the main systems of the human body, discussing in detail the Skeletal, Muscular, Digestive, Respiratory, and Circulatory Systems as well as several others. The book culminates by tying it all together with the study of Growth and Development. Procreation is addressed in terms of DNA and genes.

Throughout the book, students will have a wonderful time as they explore and learn with activities, projects and demonstrations that illustrate the concepts learned.  They will dissect a chicken wing to learn about bones and ligaments, create a camera box to learn about vision, find their own arteries, veins and capillaries, build a stethoscope, investigate the genetics of inheritance, test their muscle strength, explore the five senses and much, much more.

Throughout the course, students will enjoy adding illustrations of organs to their human body poster. They will also complete engaging and fun notebooking assignments to reinforce what they’ve learned.  

Throughout this fascinating course, Creation Confirmations will continually reveal God’s fingerprints in the unique and extraordinary design of the human body, building your student’s faith in the truth that they are indeed “Fearfully and wonderfully made.”


As soon as the rest of these products are completed, I will be back on a regular blog schedule. In the mean time, I'll post when I have a moment here and there.