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JUNIOR Astronomy  Notebooking Journal for younger students

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Ages: 6-8
Grade Levels: 1-3

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Product Code: 288-294
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JUNIOR Astronomy Notebooking Journal
for Exploring Creation with Astronomy

This notebooking journal is much like the original Astronomy Notebooking Journal, but is designed for younger students or those with limited writing skills. All the lines are primary writing lines (a dashed line between two solid lines), and there are far fewer than in the original journal.

This junior 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

    Coloring, Vocabulary, Copywork, and Diagramming
    Each lesson in the junior journal begins with two coloring pages for the student to color while he listens to the reading of the text. These pages are followed by a template page designed to encourage creative expression where the student illustrates what he has learned and writes a sentence or two about the topic.

    Vocabulary retention activities are next, as well as Scripture copywork (shorter than in the original notebooking journal and with larger font).

    Includes Templates for all Assignments
    Templates to complete all the notebooking assignments, the Personal Person Project with transparencies for the animals, project record keeping, Scientific Speculation Sheets and, of course, the same beautiful, full-colored miniature books found in the original notebooking journals are included in the junior journal.

    What's Missing?
    There are some higher-level activities missing from the junior journal, but they are replaced with cut-and-paste activities that bring the subject to life. What's missing?
  • The lengthy and technical Vocabulary Crosswords
  • The What Do You Remember? written review questions
  • The Final Review

    Ideal for Students Uncomfortable with Writing Paragraphs
    These junior journals will be perfect for the beginning writer or the child who is not yet writing well. Every child writes at a different age, so age is not the best factor when determining whether to purchase a regular notebooking journal or the junior journal. The best determining factor is whether or not the child feels comfortable writing paragraphs. If not, the junior journal is a great tool to help the child begin incorporating writing into his learning.

    Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2016 First-Grade Curriculum Kit!
  • Features
    Please note: This is the student journal only--the textbook is required!

    Download PDF samples:
  • Astronomy Junior Journal Sample
  • Astronomy Junior Journal TOC
  • Young Explorer Scope & Sequence
  • Young Explorer FAQs

  • Author: Jeannie Fulbright
    Pages: 342
    Binding: Spiral-bound
    Copyright: 2011
    ISBN: 9781935495628
    Publisher: Apologia Science
    Made In: USA
    Consumable: Yes
    Reproducible: No

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Great variety April 25, 2014
    Reviewer: Elizabeth S.  
    This is by far our most impressive science resource: the flexibility is key for us. While instructing a child who has special needs and a neuro-typical child who both have very different learning styles, we can cover the same subject matter and participate in the activities in different ways. For example, copy work can be done either in print or cursive, or the "draw a picture & write a sentence" pages that have room for several pictures for advanced students, but don't look terribly incomplete when only one picture is done. The activities are short, easy to prepare for and captivate both of my children. It is also easy to skip over activities that are not beneficial for your children (because of time, learning style, etc) without feeling like you are missing a big chunk of the learning process. There are no exotic items called for, so experiments/activities can be easily done with household items.

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    Great workbook January 24, 2013
    Reviewer: Stephanie  
    This notebook (my daughter calls it her "field journal") is a great addition to the Apologia Astronomy textbook. It gives a great, hands-on way to tie in what's being taught in the text book. There's a lot of copywork of applicable Bible versus - both printing and handwriting, which makes it good for a wide span of ages. It is heavy on writing, which helps with children learning to write neatly, but also can be challening for children who greatly dislike sitting and writing for any length of time. There are many coloring pages as well, which can provide insentive for them to get through the writing and copy work! It's a great book, and my first grader and I both enjoy working through it together!

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Great product!! January 15, 2013
    Reviewer: Jessie  
    This is a great product! I've been able to use this with my younger daughter and use the older notebook with my son along with the textbook! It is really well put together and so informative and fun!

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    Astronomy Junior Notekeeping Journal January 15, 2013
    Reviewer: micci  
    The journal pages correspond with the daily reading lessons. The activities include cutting and pasting, coloring, print and cursive handwriting, science experiments and more. This really kept my children engaged and feeling like real astronomers.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Neat! February 21, 2012
    Reviewer: Amber Marie from Marquette, MI United States  
    My 6 year old daughter chose to do astronomy for science this year and I was ready to order the regular Apologia Astronomy notebook when I spotted this and ordered it instead. She loves using her journal along with her textbook. There is a variety of copy work, questions, projects and fun things to do. I love that it has a teaching schedule in it  to show which pages of the journal to do after which textbook pages. My daughter loves the fact that she has a record of what she learned to look back.

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