My students love these Travel Journals! I put one in a small backpack or bag along with a small stuffed or plastic animal. Sometimes I include a children’s book that goes along with the pet. One student takes the journal home each night. I usually send one or two home at a time, and change the pet and the book when the pet has traveled with each child. (Many want to take it home a second time, so sometimes I have two pets traveling!). They take them to sports practice, piano lessons, to a friend’s house or just hang out together at home. My students love to draw, write and take pictures of their time with this special friend. The next day, the student reads about their adventures at our Morning Meeting. Then it travels home with another student for another adventure!
Meets Common Core - reading, writing, speaking, listening goals.