This writing resource provides a simple and enjoyable opportunity for students to improve their writing skills while enjoying a class journal. It includes a list of supplies, directions and examples of journal entries. Just add stuffed animals, basic journals and sturdy carryalls to make this idea a classroom favorite. Students will love taking turns bringing home a journal and stuffed animal. The next school day, the students can read their journal entry to the class. Writing and reading skills will continue to improve as the year progresses. Students and parents will love reading previous journal entries as they learn a little bit more about their classmates.