This Apologia jr journal brings our science to life!! This journal needs to be paired with the hardback Apologia curriculum book. There are detailed coloring pages, a scavenger hunt, pictures to cut & paste from the back of the journal, and much less writing than in the older version. There is much more in this book than what I can list!! I am so thankful that my kids beg to do science now! Thank you Apologia, for coming up with a journal that allows younger children to be creative, gives a way for them to easily remember what we're studying, is a thorough resource, and is engaging for all of us!! :)
I would definitely recommend purchasing the student book to go with the textbook. It has a lesson plan in it, and it has all the activity pages. It also allows for additions and customizing to your child. Great purchase. I will continue to purchase the student books with the Apologia Curriculum.
We were so excited to get this in the mail and use it as my husband & I just loved the idea and premise of the series. However, when I went to read it to my 2nd grader and Kindergartner, their eyes glazed over with all the big words. I was stumbling trying to say the words correctly, too!! :)
So, I think we're just going to put it away for now and come back to it when they get older. Meanwhile, they love to look at the pictures!!