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Library Based Curriculum Journal From The Thinking Tree


Sarah from The Thinking Tree has done it again, two new and beautiful journals. This series is called: Library Based Curriculum Journals 

What’s different about these two journals is they are a 60 day plan. The ones I’m using right now are her 6 week journals: The Do-it-Yourself Eclectic Homeschooling Journal (Brent & Ethan are using this one), Christian Family Homeschooling Curriculum (Caleb is using this one twice a week), and The Hyper-Active Homeschool Journal (Lance is using this one).

Library Based Journals
Your child will complete between 5-7 pages a day. What I like about these Library Based journals is each day starts with a Circle the Date page so your child knows exactly where to start and finish.

The journals are geared toward ages 9-14. It is suggested that your child’s reading level be at a 2nd grade level to really get the full benefit of the journals.


All of The Thinking Tree journals use the Open Dyslexic Font.

If you haven’t heard of The Thinking Tree Homeschooling Journals you can read my review HERE.

Library Based Curriculum
The Library Based Journals have the same concept as the Do-it-Yourself Homeschooling Journals. Your child compiles a stack of books, about 8 from the library or your own home library. Use the books to complete the pages.

Some pages may require the internet or encyclopedia. For instance in the Library Based Journal for boys there is a Travel Dreams page for Venice Italy. 


The child is to color it and find out more. At the bottom of the page he is to list 3 interesting facts about Venice.

Library Based Journal for Boys
I listed the pages that each journal has, highlighting the different pages. The pages are being rotated. By the end of the week your child will have completed all the pages and some of them a few times.

Homeschooling Boys Library Based Journal:

  • Circle Today’s Date
  • Write an Inspirational Quote page
  • Travel Dreams
  • Creative Writing
  • Emotions & Moods
  • Reading Time
  • Spelling Time 
  • Film Study
  • Math Practice
  • World News Today
  • Copywork
  • Sketch a Picture
  • Coloring Page
  • Nature Study
  • Draw a Meal Plan
  • Fun Writing practice
  • Listening Time
  • World News Today
The coloring pages in the Boys Library Based Journal are not as frilly as those in the girls. The boys journal has sketches of different kinds of ships/boats and antique-ish looking gear-ish things like telescopes and items you’d find on a ship. Stuff boys love!
Library Based Journal for Boys
Library Based Journal for Boys
Library Based Journal for Boys
Library Based Curriculum for Girls
Girls Library Based Journal:
  • Circle Today’s Date
  • Write an Inspirational Quote
  • Nature Study
  • Reading Time
  • Observation Time
  • Emotion & Moods
  • Coloring Page
  • Spelling Time
  • Film Study
  • Math Practice
  • World News Today
  • Copywork
  • Creative Coloring Time
  • Draw a Meal Plan
  • Art & Letter Fun
  • Fun Writing Practice
  • Listening Time
As you can see the girl’s journal has a few more fun doodling, coloring, kind of pages and instead of the Travel Dreams page the girls journal has an Observation Page.
Library Based Curriculum for Girls
Library Based Curriculum for Girls
Library Based Curriculum for Girls
Both Library Based Journals are secular so you won’t find a section for a prayer list or a page to write a verse, but you can have your child use a Bible as one of their books.

There is also a Homeschooling Girls Library Based Journal Vol. 2!


I hope this helps with understanding the difference between the two Library Based Journals (boy v. girl journal) and also the difference between the Do-it-Yourself Homeschooling Journals.


If you still have a question please write it in the comments section of this post and I’ll do my best to answer it, thank you!


Quick Recap:


Do-it-Yourself journals are 6 weeks, 10 pages and come in a variety of journals: delight directed, uncschooling, eclectic, etc.


The Library Based Journals are 60 Day journals – using 5-7 pages, and of course how many days a week and pages per day is always up to you!

Fun-Schooling Using The Thinking Tree
Ethan & Lance with their Library Based Curriculum Journals.

Both Ethan and Lance will use the Library Based Curriculum Journals next! Yay, I'm excited for them. Since these journals will take less time I'll add more to their homeschool days, so stay tuned to see how we will use The Thinking Tree Journals in our homeschool.

I did want to note that there are a few typos (4 pages: Copywork Page - Reading Time Page - Nature Study Page - Emotions & Moods Page). They are being corrected.



2 comments

  1. I'm binge reading your blog! I love the journal idea. I've purchased the diy journal which we have used for one day but I think there are too many pages for my guy. These look like they would contain the perfect amount of pages. I will put them on a list to do next!

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    1. Thank you for visiting!!! Some of my favorite journals are the ones that have the child use pages from one Circle Today's Date to the next one.

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