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Some differences are:
- The illustrations for Nature Pages, Spelling Time pages, and Creative Writing are different.
- The selected books that your child chooses are not used daily
- There are no "set" pages where your child works from one date page to the next.
- Creative Writing pages are a two page spread. One side is an illustration that can be colored the opposite page has lines for your child to write his creative story.
The Active Boys journal will last 60 days if you have your child use 5-6 pages which would give your little guy around two hours of delight directed learning - or it can last a year if you have him complete one page a day.
Here is what the first days would look like using The Active Boys Journal.
Autumn journal doesn't have this page as well).
A little mommy brag, Annette suggested "rate the soundtrack" and the 2nd question. I thought it was very kind of Sarah to add that to the Educational Video page.
Your child's mind is being active with the Object Lesson, Letter Doodling, and so forth in a fun way that doesn't seem schoolish.
If using the pages in order day three will have a bit more writing from the two previous days.
That is what a week would look like if using 5-6 pages a day. Below are a few other pages that your child will encounter as well.
Older children can write about a meal. For example how did the character make the meal? What did it take to get the meal to the table (did they have to kill the chicken, milk the cow, or grow the corn)?
The Open Dyslexic Font is used throughout as will all The Thinking Tree journals.
Because this journal doesn't require using library books daily I would have my little guy use one of the Spelling Journals, Reading Time journal, and/or Make Your Own Timeline of the World which would add a few more hours and round out their Thinking Tree learning. You don't have to use them all in one day of course.
Or you can use the Active Boys Journal for creative learning time and continue to use your current program.
We will most likely use a few pages a day with this one. Right now Lance is working through the Asperger's journal and the Do-it-Yourself Homeschool Journal Vol. 4. He is alternating between journals.
Ethan is using the Boys Library Based journal. Just a few pages a day and uses many of the supplemental journals like Fun-Schooling Spelling Journal, Reading Time journal, Dyslexia Games, etc.
And as always you determine the amount of pages your child completes each day. You can even let him choose which ones he wants to do. This is where I'd love for The Thinking Tree to add page numbers to the journals. This way the child can write down the numbers (or vise versa) for mom to check later.
Please visit my Thinking Tree page to see all the journals available and this post has a lot of helpful links!