Exploring Creation with Botany Junior Notebooking Journal
The Botany Junior Notebooking Journal is the newest product in the Young Explorer Series. A companion to Exploring Creation with Botany, this junior journal is much like the regular Botany Notebooking Journal but is designed for younger students or those with limited writing skills. All the lines in the junior journal are primary writing lines (a dashed line between two solid lines), and there are far fewer than in the regular journal. The Botany Junior Notebooking Journal is perfect for: • Younger students that have not yet mastered handwriting • Older students that are delayed in handwriting mastery • Older students with learning disabilities • Students that are new to written narration Unique to both the and Junior and Regular Botany Notebooking Journals is the Colder Climate Alternate Schedule and the many additional activities, projects and experiments that can be completed in one day or less. Each lesson in the junior journal begins with two fun coloring pages for the student to color while he listens to the reading of the text. These pages provide opportunities for active learning while reinforcing the lesson's content. Following are pages with templates designed to encourage creative expression and written narration. The student can illustrate what he's learned and write a sentence or two about the topic. Next, the student is given the opportunity to work with and learn key vocabulary words presented in the text. Included are puzzle piece cut out and match vocabulary activities, partially filled in crosswords, vocabulary stories, plant identification activities and more. These learning activities are not only fun, they increase the student's retention of both the important terms and the subject matter presented in the lessons. In addition to vocabulary work, the student has the opportunity to practice his handwriting and is given the choice between print copywork, cursive copywork or both.