Word in Motion: Old Testament Notebooking Journal
A key component of The Word in Motion: Old Testament curriculum, the Notebooking Journal enables students to capture and personalize what they learn in an artful keepsake.
This Notebooking Journal is specifically designed with the elementary student in mind and includes an abundance of activities to help kids engage with God’s Word. Everything your child learns in this course will be processed and documented somewhere on these pages. Therefore, each child will need to have his or her own notebooking journal. Please keep in mind that this resource may not be reproduced.
Each lesson begins with a coloring page for the student to color while he or she listens to the reading of the text. These pages provide opportunities for active learning while reinforcing the lesson’s content. Following are activities designed to encourage creative expression and real-life application of what they’re learning. These activities also increase the student’s retention of names, events, the biblical narrative, and spiritual principles.
To make the parents’ planning a breeze, a detailed schedule is included in the Notebooking Journal. This schedule clearly identifies the pages to read in the textbook and the pages to complete in the journal each day.
Each student will need their own Notebooking Journal to complete the course.
In this notebooking journal, you will find:
- A Suggested Schedule for completing the video teaching, textbook readings, and notebooking activities using a four-day-per-week plan
- Coloring pages
- Let’s Talk About It pages, where the student can write or draw what they take away from family discussions about the stories and books of the Bible
- Take It to Heart pages for copying and memorizing Scripture
- Activity pages with creative writing and drawing prompts to help your child think about and better understand biblical events and concepts introduced in each lesson
- Prayer pages for students to write or draw their own prayers to God and record answers to prayers
- Visual reminders of all motions and keywords
This two-volume Bible curriculum is a complete study of the Old and New Testament. Each volume has thirty lessons that are designed to be completed in one school year. Lessons 1-15 (Part I) of the Old Testament study cover creation through the return of Jews from Babylon and rebuilding the temple. Lessons 16-30 (Part II) familiarize students with the 39 books of the Old Testament. Lessons 1-15 (Part I) of the New Testament studies the rise of the Roman empire through the founding of the early church, and the spread of the gospel to Europe and Asia. Lessons 16-30 (Part II) covers the 27 books of the New Testament. Each lesson should be done over the course of a week, taking about 4 days with 30-45 minutes for each lesson. Each study involves a streaming video, the lesson from the textbook, and an activity in the notebooking journal. Both the textbook and notebooking journal are required for the course.
The first part of the lesson involves the streaming video (accessed through the internet with a password code in the front of the textbook) lasting about 4-5 minutes. It gives a brief overview then demonstrates motions to go with the lesson. More motions are added with each new lesson. By the end of each volume, students will have a 40-point outline of both the Old and New Testament with motions and keywords.
You will find the meat of the program in the hardcover textbook. Each lesson will provide the Bible passage, a Scripture memory verse, and a story describing the key people, places, and events in chronological order (intended to be read aloud by the parent). Following are discussion questions, character profiles (first-person story of one of the Bible characters), apologetics, and other insightful articles.
The notebooking journal will become a fun keepsake for students as they document and personalize what they learn. Each student will need their own journal.
Taking a multisensory approach, this program uses all senses to bring God’s Word to young students. Easy to use yet thorough and engaging, children will be excited to study Bible passages and how they fit together, God’s amazing love for us, and His wonderful plan for our redemption. ~ Gina