I distribute this journal with 15-20 writing pages for the month to my students at the beginning of May.
This May Writing Journal has a cover page, a 'things to remember when journal writing' page, a list of journal topics/ starters for students to select from, and a set of five different journal entry pages with May/spring clipart. I have also included five journal entry pages with guidelines and space to draw a picture for younger writers.
Depending on the writing ability of my class/ individual students, I may or may not require that they use the list of journal topics I have provided.
I have used this as homework, in class for whole group, and as an independent activity for my early finishers.