Have you ever made a product that you are just super duper proud of? I mean, I'm proud of everything I make. But this one takes the cake! I created morning journals for my students:
It includes writing prompts for every day of the school year - and then some! There are over 300 writing prompts in here people!!
I also made monthly covers for the journals:
And included different pages of line paper:
These are one of my favorite things that I use in my classroom. My students each receive their journal at the beginning of the month. Each journal has a cover, a calendar and enough journal pages for the month.
They keep it in a folder in their desk. After they come in and unpack every morning, they take out their journal and start writing about the prompt for that day. Then they draw a picture to go with it. We start with 2 sentences at the beginning of the year and gradually reach 5 sentences by the end of they year. And I always say "at least" because they are welcome to write more than the required 2-5 sentences!! I give them about 15 minutes each morning to work on their journals.
This is great for me as well. While they are quietly writing, I am able to work on attendance, lunch count, etc without interruptions. It also means I only have to gather morning work once a month, rather than every day.
The journals I created don't have dates on them, just days of the week. This way, they can be used year after year!
Check them out:
Take a peek at my July Writing Prompts for free!
I'm sharing it as part of TBA's Friday Freebie!
Also, Beth Ann of Taming My Flock of Firsties is having an awesome giveaway!!
My *brand new* Book Basket Labels is just one of the many great prizes!! There are a lot of entries already so make you sure you go check it out!