Jeannie Fulbright certainly filled a wonderful niche in the homeschooling community that was sorely lacking (of course that's just my opinion but I hold to it). But she just made it all so much better!
Taken from her blog:
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:
Now back to me...
I just have to say that I really feel these notebooks will make the use of her book even more enjoyable. And I'm not just saying that.
Jeannie provides (and will continue to prove) free notebooking pages on her site that go along with her books. All of her books follow a Charlotte Mason style of learning so notebooking & narration are part of all of them. And I used those when I was doing these books with B a few years ago. We tried something new this year that did not work. I'm looking forward to having the newest book come out. Jeannie is currently working on an anatomy book.
However, I have two younger boys & I'm looking forward to going through these books with them. I'm waiting one more year for J to be a tad bit older. Then I plan to start with Astronomy & work our way through all of them again. And I can't wait. The best part this time? I get to use the journals. I love how these look & work & I'm pretty sure my boys will be happy to cut & paste & write (well, okay, let's be honest here - probably not writing but they will anyway because I'll make them) a wonderful keepsake of their learning.