Journal writing is always a part of our weekly activities. The girls usually write in their journals twice a week, sometimes more. I love looking back at their journals (we start a new one each season) and rereading the daily events that were important to them at the time. Of course, the journals are also great practice for handwriting, spelling, grammar, and drawing.
Often, the girls have no trouble thinking of something to write about. But, for the days when the ideas are just not flowing, we created a “What Can I Write About?” chart.
The girls and I brainstormed ideas and we made a long list of ideas and sentence starters. They love using this chart and very rarely do I hear, “I can’t think of anything to write about.” Delaney also likes being able to copy these words to start her sentences – knowing that the first few words are spelled correctly is a nice confidence booster.
Tip of the Day: Fill a jar with fun questions and prompts, such as, If you could change your name, what name would you pick and why? or List 5 things you like about the current season. If your child needs inspiration, choose a prompt from the jar and start writing!