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Hi! I'm Sarah.
Welcome to My Joy-Filled Life. My hope is that you will get inspiration for your home or homeschool here. Here you will find homeschool helps, parenting advice, thrifty living tips, activities for kids, recipes, and LOTS more!
I wanted to ask about your thoughts on the Junior Notebook for the Apologia Chem/Physics curriculum for elementary students. I am living in China and not able to look through one of the books online. One mom friend said they’ve done other Apologia notebooks but it was a lot of busy work (puzzles, crosswords, word search) and her children didn’t really like that much. I was hoping for something like a lab book for the students to record their observations and answer specific questions about the experiments and “Try This” sections from the text book. I was thinking about just having us do our own lab books using a blank book and I just give the children the format for what should go in them. Any thoughts on that would be helpful.
Hi Laurel – From what you described that you would like to do with your kids, it might be best for you to just get a blank notebook and have your kids record their findings and answers in that.
The Junior Notebooking Journals do have a place to record experiment information, but that’s just a small part of the notebook.
For each lesson, the Junior notebook has 2-3 lined pages for taking notes or doing narration (these pages also have some blank spaces for drawing pictures); crossword puzzle or word search; 2 scripture copywork pages (one manuscript and one cursive); 2 coloring pages; a minibook to put together and adhere to the notebook (think lapbook component); a page with additional activities, projects, or experiments you can try; 2-3 pages to record info about your experiments (but they are very basic – just a place to write “what I did” and “what I learned”); plus some varying pages depending on the lesson – such as vocabulary activities and/or pages to complete the notebooking journal activities mentioned in the book.
I hope that helps you a bit. I’d be happy to answer any further question you have.
HI Sara! this is a great website!! love the blogs on homeschooling!! will definately be sharing this with my friends!! have a blessed day!
Jacqueline @ Deeprootsathome.com says
Hi, Sarah, I’ve looked high and low to find your name to personally friend you on FB. I am at Jacque Line if you would be so kind 😉 Blessings!
Heather Galvas says
Hi, I wasn’t sure where to contact you at–I clicked on the link to email you and it pulled open a blank internet page with the email address (%[email protected]) in the search bar. That didn’t look right, so I decided to message here. Regarding your current contest, the link to subscribe to LJSKool is broken. Also, I tried entering the email address with which I had subscribed to Dr. F Dean Hackett, however, I only got the first few letters out of my email when I accidentally clicked “enter”. Do you know how I can fix this to make sure I am not disqualified?
Hi Heather – Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. I will take note of what you said about subscribing to Dr. F Dean Hackett in case you win.
Joel Aldrich says
You said you have never had a file not sent, wellllll there is always a first and maybe this is the first. The file I requested is “FREE Transportation Theme Printable for Counting to 10”. As of right now I have not recieved anything.
Hi Joel –
I’m not sure what you are referring to, but I don’t have a printable available on my site that is a FREE Transportation Theme Printable for Counting to 10, nor have I ever.
I wanted to let you know I’m hosting a giveaway for Fast Transcripts, which is a fabulous transcript service for homeschool moms sold through HSLDA. The giveaway will run through Wed., Aug. 12 if you would like to include it with your giveaways next week.
Marica Bledsoe says
I have a question is this 100 page planner for 2016, something that we can print out, and take out as our family needs us to customize it????
Thaks a million
The planner is printable; you can print out what you need for your own personal use. It can not be edited though.
Just purchased your 2016 Blog Planner and gave the wrong email address. OOPS!
Can I reenter to get the download?
Thank you and blessings to you!
Just email me at slavila at outlook dot come and let me know what email you’d like me to send it to.
Georgia Warren says
I recently subscribed to your site – My Joy Filled Life. I saw these adorable downloadable print outs but I still haven’t received the link to download them. Would you please help me out I’d like the links to
Nativity Memory Game
Nativity Stick Puppets
I’ve sent you an email with the files attached.
Polly Noble says
I really enjoy your website and would like to print the Math facts help for multiplication and division. For some reason the link is no longer there and I can’t figure out how to print.
My son has a tough time with math and it seems your information would be very helpful.
Should be working now!
Jennifer White says
Hi! I’m interested in 2018 Bible copy work calendar but cannot, for the life of me, figure out how/where to get the download. I keep clicking on February and it’s taking me on wild goose chase from page to page, with nothing that is a download available. Help! Thanks!
Hi Jennifer – you can find the 2018 Copywork calendar here – https://www.myjoyfilledlife.com/product/2018-scripture-copywork-calendar/
I wondered if your scripture copywork by month was still available as a free download. I have Novembers from last year and wanted to go back and print out the rest of the year. However, I can’t find links anywhere to do it. Also, as I click the few I found for other products (like the calendar) it either takes me to a random page or your home page.
Thanks for your help!
Kelsey Branson says
I have tried desperately to download the character copywork free pages and to no avail… I don’t see a downlaod link anywhere! Please help. Thank you.
Hi Kelsey – the monthly calendars were free in 2017 and are no longer available. I do have a full 2018 calendar that you can purchase here (it is half off) – https://www.myjoyfilledlife.com/product/2018-scripture-copywork-calendar/
Hello! How do I download the Nativity BINGO? TIA!
You need to order it from the store here – https://www.myjoyfilledlife.com/product/nativity-bingo/
Kristal DeBold says
Thank you Sarah for the well organized home school planner and agenda from 2018-2019.
This has been such a blessing to my household. We are able to track our progress, teach important organizational skills, and accountability.
Again, thank you so much for creating this.
Angelica Blake says
Hello Sarah 🙂 Thanks so much for your really useful advice. We just started homeschooling and its really helping us know where to begin.
Angelica Blake says
Hello again Sarah 🙂 NATIVITY STORY PUPPET CRAFT is going to come in super handy this Christmas as we have family coming over and needed some fun activities to keep all the kids busy and entertained.
Hi Sarah! I purchased this Character Copy Work Book but I can’t figure out how to access it. How do I download it? Please get back with me soon I would love to get my kids started on this.
Please contact me at [email protected] for assistance.
Melanie Bergshoeff says
I purchased the editable coupon book for Christmas through PayPal and never received a download link or email. And it is impossible to contact Sarah. Very disappointing.
You should have received an email with the download link; please check your junk mail.
If you still don’t see it, please send an email to [email protected] – my contact info is linked on this very page above.
My records show that you downloaded the file; were you able to access it after all?