These journal covers are very fun. The covers are intended to be a decorative cover for your students journals that may be used during independent writing time. In my class I print the journal covers on colorful paper that matches the month. Some years, I print the covers on white paper and allow the students to color the pictures. I staple writing paper behind each cover and the journal is ready. The progress journal is used once each month to track the writing progress of each student. My students always enjoy flipping through their journals and seeing their progress.