How to Actually Use the Julia Rothman Collection in Your Homeschool Effectively

We love Julia Rothman’s book series. Her anatomy books make a fantastic addition to your homeschool library as resources your children will love not only for their amazing illustrations, but also the detailed descriptions. If you’re not sure quite how to make these books work in your lessons, you’re going to be really excited about these new notebook companions

The Julia Rothman Collection is gorgeous and part of every homeschoolers library. But, what do you actually do with them after you've bought them? Let me show you a better way to utilize them in your homeschool today!

Get ready to explore Julia Rothman’s series in a whole new way with your homeschoolers using these companion notebooks to explore history and science in a unique new way.

Follow along with the topics in the Julia Rothman Collection using written narration, drawing, labeling, and more with the companion notebooking journals. There is no prep-work involved. Simply grab your copy of the book and your notebooking journal and work at your own pace.

Keep reading to discover how we’re using the Julia Rothman Companion Notebook Series to create brand new lessons this year.

Nature Notebook Companion

How do you incorporate nature study into your homeschool? We like to go for walks and explore the National Parks. In our Traveling the Parks curriculum, we explore the National Parks through field trips and virtual studies. When we get the chance to go to the parks, we like to get out and explore! 

Using Nature Anatomy with your homeschoolers is a fun way to help kids focus on local flora and fauna while you’re exploring. You can use the companion notebook for so many different amazing science lessons! Learn about astronomy, geology, geography, habitats, and all kinds of plants and animals.

Food Notebook Companion

At Waldock way, we like to learn about different cultures all over the world. In our Holidays Around the World unit, we explore various celebrations and customs all over the world with our daughter. It’s a fun way to learn about history and geography. 

One of the best ways to explore other cultures is through their food. What we eat and how we eat it says a lout about us! Julia Rothman’s Food Anatomy explores “the curious parts and pieces of our world” through food. The companion notebook is filled with opportunities for your kids to draw what they see and write about it too. 

Do you know what a Chinese table setting looks like? Do your kids know how to use chopsticks? These are just a few of the fun lessons you can use this new food notebook companion to help explore with your homeschoolers this year.

Farm Notebook Companion

Do your kids love the farm? Visiting local farms is a great way to help kids understand our food supply. Since we can’t all grow up on farms, it’s important that we use opportunities like the ones in Farm Anatomy to learn about growing food, raising animals, milling grains, and more. 

There are lots of excellent ways you can use Farm Anatomy and the companion notebook. As you explore the book, use the companion to check for reading comprehension and spark fun projects for even more learning. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to begin your own garden or adopt backyard chickens. 

Ocean Notebook Companion

Julia Rothman’s Ocean Anatomy is an exciting way to help your homeschoolers learn about tide pools, lighthouses, the layers of the ocean, glaciers, sharks, and a whole lot more! In the companion notebook, you’ll find printable resources, reading comprehension questions, and invitations to draw all the cool things you’re learning about.

Studying the ocean in your homeschool can be an adventure filled with great books, games, and fun facts. We live in Florida, so we spend a lot of time at the beach during the summer months. Over the years, our whole family (and especially Emily) has fallen in love with the ocean and we have completed many ocean unit studies because of that interest.

This Ocean notebook companion and Ocean Anatomy make an awesome addition to our shark themed morning basket. Morning baskets are a fun way to explore topics your kids are interested in while spending quality time together. An Ocean Anatomy inspired morning basket would be a fantastic opportunity to explore the deep with your homeschoolers in a fun new way.

I’m really excited about all the ways we can use these new notebook companions with our Julia Rothman anatomy books. With these companions, our books don’t need to sit on the shelf as resources we bring out occasionally. Instead, they can really shine as a central part of our lessons and delight directed curriculum.

 Nature Anatomy Farm Anatomy Ocean Anatomy Food Anatomy

What is even more exciting is that if you purchase the bundle you can get the Birding Notebook Companion free! 

Using the Birding companion notebook alongside Audubon Birding Adventures For Kids you will learn about 25 birds as well as their habitats, beaks, feathers, and much more. Document your birding activities for your notebook and portfolio and use the journal pages for a birdwalk.

Don’t miss my free nature journal to get you started on the right foot with nature study in your homeschool. Just print these journal pages and you’re ready to go!

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  1. These companion notebooks look amazing! This is the first time I’ve heard about them and am really excited to implement them into our daily lessons. Thanks for sharing!

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