This is by far my favorite thing I use with my first grade kiddos. It's 2 monthly writing activities in one. A monthly writing prompt, as well as a "What have I learned this month?" prompt. I put both in the same, spiral bound journal to use monthly with my first graders.
It is very exciting to see the growth of each student throughout the year. Not only does thier writing improve greatly, their illustrations get more detailed. Parents love to see the monthly pictures I take as well.
At the end of the year, each kid gets to take home a fantastic sampling of writing thoughout the year.
6-17-14 All updated, with new graphics, better layout, and new borders!!
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