Academy Home Education Guide
approach to life and learning for a Latter-day Saint Home Education."
Books and Emerald Boxes
family's method of notebooking and scrapbooking our educational memories.
emblem is a symbol or representation of something important. Our
emblem books will become the symbols of all our learning. They will
be treasures for future generations. When our children are ready,
they receive a gift of 10 emblem books. These are just notebooks
which can be spiral bound, hard bound, or loose pages in a decorated binder.
Here are the 10 types of emblem books we use:
Book of Eternal Edifications
notebook contains records of our spiritual learning (Beacons of Light and
The Arts of the Gospel). We can record favourite scriptures, hymns
learned, lists of spiritual books read, things we have memorized (such
as the Articles of Faith), artwork from narrations of scripture reading,
records of FHEs & devotionals, and so on.
Book of Enduring Character
notebook is used to keep records of character traits learned, information
on heroes & heroines who exemplify these traits, lists of books read
and so on. (Beacons of Character)
Book of Emotions & Empathy
notebook is used to keep records of our relationships with friends and
family. Include letters written and received, cards received, photos,
scrapbooked memories, even an address book.
Book of Expectations
notebook is used to keep records of charts, schedules, routines, exercise
plans, life skills learned and so on. Anything related to work, life
skills, and healthy living. (The Arts of Physical Expression, The
Arts of Life)
Book of Endearing Service
notebook is used for keeping records of the Faith in God program, Cubs/Scouts,
&/or Personal Progress. Record memories of enjoyable service
projects, volunteer jobs, and acts of service done for you.
Book for Encore
notebook is for keeping records of activities to do with the subjects we
feel are essential at each age level -- music, reading, writing, logic,
rhetoric, math, memorization, & foreign language study. This
book would be divided into sections or may need to be split up into more
than one notebook. Include anything worth saving in these areas...
stories, poems, & papers written, lists of books read, book reviews,
narrations, music learned, lists of musical terms, math equations, anything!
(The Arts of Communication, The Arts of Thinking, The Arts of Mathematics,
The Arts of Languages)
Book of Enlightenment
notebook is a collection of quotes from great classics read in areas such
as...history, poetry, literature, music, art, science and math.
Book of Explorations
notebook(s) covers any exploration in any subject not covered in Encore.
It can include a Book of Centuries, science experiments, nature notebooks,
pictures from field trips and more. (The Arts of the Social Studies,
The Arts of the Natural & Scientific World)
Book of Expressions
notebook contains creations from The Arts of Cultural Expression:
Music, Art, Drama, Dance & Theatre Arts, for example.
Encyclopedia for a Mission in Life
notebook will most likely not be started before Age 12. It should
begin when a child has personal inspiration toward a possible mission in
life. This notebook should be filled with information gained in the
pursuit of knowledge towards this mission. An Emblem Encyclopedia
for a homeschool mother could be a notebook of all she has learned about
great way to encourage your children to fill their emblem books is to create
some for yourself. As our notebooks become more developed, we will
post samples here on the site.
emerald is a precious stone. Our emerald boxes are precious containers
to store our finished emblem books. They can also include other treasures
from childhood that may not fit in a notebook. Our children will
be able to take their emerald box with them when they get married and leave
home. Our emerald boxes are just large (green) waterproof storage
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