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.
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 (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)
Monkey Doodle –
Homeschooling with Horses –
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 Levels 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)
Princes & Ballerina Journal – A2+ (age 5+)
All About Dogs – A2-B1 (suggested 10 pages a day)
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)
Princes & Ballerina Journal – A2+ (age 5+)