Apologia Science for Elementary Grades

We used Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 this year and loved it!  We did our own journaling, lapbooking, and other ways of reinforcing the great information contained within it’s pages. 
I didn’t feel we did a good job of keeping it all together, so I am very excited about these new journals.  I don’t usually like pre-printed materials because sometimes it seems like busy work.  I really don’t like ‘fill in the blank’ books either, but when I saw this at our local homeschool store the other day, I was excited to crack the front cover and discover how they might work for us.  Check it out and you might find that they are a good fit for you and your kids.
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: http://www.jeanniefulbright.com/home.html
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: www.jeanniesjournal.com 
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! 



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