This 24 week journal includes 12 Topics: Create, Focus, Connect, Change, Here and Now, Patience, Humility, Give, Sowing and Reaping, Responsibility, and Inspiration. Some Big Ideas: You Create Your Reality, You Are In Charge of Your Own Growth, Change Is A Choice, and Contributions Inspire and Build Others. Included is a list of extension activities that can be completed after each Topic or when the journal is complete. The journal is organized by Topic and Reading Skills, so you can print out the Reading skill or Topic that you are covering in class.
Students will spend two weeks on each Topic and Big Idea. Reading and writing skills are included in each activity. Students will explore Theme, Vocabulary, Author's Purpose, Cause and Effect, Simile/Metaphor, and Main Idea while interacting with their journal. In addition, students will have a chance to draw pictures and write an analysis. Cursive handwriting practice and writing prompts are included with each topic. This 82 page journal will help students understand that they have power over their thoughts and actions. Also, students' stamina will increase both inside and outside of the classroom as their mindset shifts and grows.
Print it out for students to use as a daily journal for "bell ringer" work. Convert it to a fillable PDF for students who would like to use their computer to type or use speak to text software. or project it on your whiteboard to create a collaborative classroom activity or discussion.
This is a great resource for homeschool students as well. Students of all ages and abilities will benefit from this journal. They will realize that they have control over their own growth, thoughts, and actions.