After one week of notebooking, I knew that was the way for us to go. It was amazing to see the spark back in Julia's eyes. Plus - it was evident at the amount of information she was really learning because she now speaks about so many things from her readings and research.
Science is a favorite subject for Julia but I had her bored her to tears with a workbook! She loves chemistry and we had this book for over a year without even opening it up. Now she is learning about the periodic table and enjoying it!!!
Then I had a moment of epiphany.
When I was searching for a binder for Julia to use, there were none to be had anywhere in the house. I found it odd - I knew I had a couple of extra ones from last years Staples sales. Where could they have gone?
The answer was Hope. Over the past year, one of her therapists had thought it would be a great idea to have a visual to help her learn language in a very personal way. So she started to make up different books for Hope.
Hope is not yet able to make her wants and needs known to us - that includes telling us what hurts her. It is a guessing game to say the least trying to figure out what is wrong when I know she doesn't feel well. So this book is to help her be able to let us know when she doesn't feel good.