Thinking Tree Levels
A1 = Pre Reader (Pre-K)
A2 = Beginning Readers (K-1st)
B1 = Early Elementary (2nd-3rd)
B2 = Upper Elementary (4th-6th)
C1 = Middle School (7th-8th)
C2 = High School (9th-12)
Many of the Thinking Tree journals will overlap and/or are multi grade/age, meaning some can actually be used for ages 7-14+, so use the Thinking Tree Levels as a guide. For example, the 10 Subject Portfolio was originally created for ages 9-13 (3rd grade +) Level B2 but a high school student can use it as well making it B1-C2 Level.
If a journal is marked with a “+” like B1+ it means all levels B1 and beyond.
Most of the “Main” Curriculum Journals (the ones with 300+ pages) work best if your child can read at a 2nd Grade Level or higher. One journal can usually be used with children ages 7-17! This is possible by choosing books at their reading/grade level.
Portfolio books – (no Christian content), you can read my review and see more pictures of us using our Planbook and read my 12 Subject Portfolio and 10 Subject Portfolio reviews! NEW 12 Subject Portfolio -video review-
Compare all three portfolios in this VIDEO.
12 Subject Portfolio (Level C)
10 Subject Portfolio (B-C2) Grades 3+ (ages 9-13)
CORE/MAIN JOURNALS -Christian based Journals and workbooks: Journals that have some Bible verses or Bible pictures. As always use the “Look Inside” to see exactly what you are purchasing.
Read about the differences between the 6th-8th Grade Fun-Schooling journals. What’s the difference between the 6th-8th Grade Fun-Schooling journals and the 3rd-5th Grade.
Christian Family Homeschooling Journal (Levels C1 & C2)
Fun-Schooling Journals with Owl & Dragonfly Cover (Level C1)
Fun-Schooling Journal with Fish (Level B2)
Devotional Homeschooling Journal (flowers on cover) and Do-it-Yourself (5th journal below) (Levels B2 and C1)
CORE/MAIN JOURNALS -Journals with no scripture but has space for a prayer list and/or an inspirational quote. You can read a little more about the Eclectic and Hyper Active Journals HERE.
Hyper-Active Journal and video review (Levels B2-C2)
Do-it-Yourself Journal with the Horse cover- video review (B2-C1)
Eclectic Journal (Space cover) (Levels B2-C1)
Teen Guy High School Journal (campfire cover) Level C2
Teen Journal (steampunk ~color yourself cover) Buy the download HERE!
Teen Journals full review with pictures and videos (Level C)
Dino Doodle grades 2nd-6th (Level B)
CORE/MAIN JOURNALS -Secular Journals: I put the Asperger’s Syndrome, All About Horses, and the “Active Boys” journal here because they don’t include a prayer list but does have a space for your child to, “Copy a Verse or Quote”.
Minecraft Journal (video review) Levels B2
Eclectic Journal video review (telescope cover) CI & C2 (7th-12th)
All About Horses (Download Version) B1, B2, C1 (ages 8-14)
Active Boys Spring Journal Levels B2-C1 (Grades 3rd-7th)
Winter Boys Journal Levels B2-C1 (Grades 3rd-7th)
Summer Journal A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 (ages 7-17 reading at a 2nd grade level or above)
Spring Girls Journal A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 (ages 7-17)
Autumn and video review Levels B2-C1 (Ages 9-14)
Girls Winter Journal and a video review B2, C1, C2 (ages 9-17)
Winter Girl’s Journal & Summer Journal Comparison
Charlotte Mason Journal (Level B2-C1) works best with children who can read at a 4th Grade+
Creative Girl Journal (cat cover) B2, C1 (ages 9-14)
Kitty Doodle Journal video review Levesl B2-C1 (Ages 9+)
Do-it-Yourself Homeschooling Journals B2, C1(Flower and Bird covers ~Journals 13 and 14 pictured below)
Unschooling Journal B1, B2, C1 (ages 9-13)
Asperger’s Journal B2-C2 (can be used with B1 students too but works best with B2+)
Creative Student Journal (tree with blue background) B1, B2, C1 (ages 9-13)
Horse Dreams A2, B1 (ages 7-10)
All About Animals Fun-Schooling Journal (Download Version) Level B2-C1 (Ages 9-12)
CORE/MAIN JOURNALS (Levels B1-C1) -Secular Library Based Journals. You can read my Library Based Journal Review HERE.
Homeschooling Creative Girls (cat cover)
Library Based Curriculum (butterfly cover)
Homeschooling Boys ~Library Based Journal
CORE/MAIN -Younger Journals: These are adorable. I wrote a review HERE (video review included)about the first 4 journals below.
Review of Teach Your Child 100 Words to Read, Write, Spell, & Draw. Learn more about The Littlest Math Book HERE.
Review for My First Fun Schooling for Tree Climbers & Fort Builders and Laura & Leah’s Fun-Schooling Journals (video reviews included).
Laura & Leah Download version
Princesses & Ballerina video review
Horse Dreams includes a video review
Fun-Schooling Minecraft Jr. Curriculum Journal B1 (I’d say 2nd-4th or 5th) Great for struggling writers because it has less writing than the one for older students. Just my thoughts.
The Littlest Kindergarten Workbook (Level A1 & A2)