Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Summer Journals

At the end of the year I'm always asked by parents what they can do to help their child over the summer. I suggest going to the library (READ, READ, READ) and to keep a journal. A lot of times parents are not sure what the kids should write about. I found that my young students need more direction when they write in their journals throughout the year. Giving them the option to write about whatever they want usually ends with..."I don't know what to write about." So, in class I provide them with a topic. This summer I'm going to do the same. I'm going to provide them with 40 topics, present it in a fun way (graphics, borders, etc) and bind them. There will be nothing left for the parents to do except set some time aside for their child to write. I hope this gives the parents the summer support they need and the kids the chance to keep up with their writing skills.
Below is a download for a summer journal cover and some blank journal pages. If you don't want to have each page with its topic already provided, maybe send home a journal with blank pages and attach a list of journal prompts or you can find my summer journal available here.
Click Summer Journal

You can use this as your cover and include some blank journal pages. Find them here.

1 comment:

  1. Kristen,

    OMGoodness...your blog design is precious!

    Welcome to blogging! I hope you love it as much as I do. =)

    I agree that kiddos do need to READ, READ, READ. I love the idea of a summer journal. Your journal is precious.

    You might want to add the other follow box too (The one with all of the profile pictures). You can go to design at the top of your blog and then layout. Choose add a gadget and then more gadgets. The follow box is the last on the page #25. I'll stop by again to follow you.

    I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart