This product is a month-long compilation of writing prompts for elementary students. Each journal page includes a draw and a write section. Most also include a starter prompt (Ex. In the spring I like to...) in “tracer” letters. I use them in my classroom and I mix and match, as needed. My kiddos complete a journal page each day.
A suggestion for use is to have a journal binder for each child. Three-hole punch the journal pages. Every day, each student completes a journal page and, once finished, puts it inside his or her journal binder. Over the course of a month, the pages add up and students are able to admire and reflect on their work. The best part is the amount of growth that can be seen in their writing and drawing! Another option is to make a journal packet for each week and complete one prompt a day. At the end of the week, send the journals home.
The prompts are cross-curricular and include ideas including addition, subtraction, question marks, exclamation points, periods, predicting, observing, weather, recycling, living things, Earth Day, respect, trains, plants, gardens, cause/effect, calendars/months of the year, seasons, temperature, word families (-op, -ing, -et, -at, -ug)/rhyming.
A blank, triple-lined page is also included for those students who need more lines for writing ☺.
Types of Prompts include the following formats:
Guided Prompt (Ex. In the spring...)
Blank, Triple-Lined Page
The packet includes 5 Covers:
_____'s Spring Journal
_____'s April Journal
_____'s Flower Journal
I <3 Earth By: _______
_____'s Spring-Time Journal
The writing prompts are as follows:
When It rains, I like to...
The weather today makes me feel...
Things that Grow in Spring (List Format)
On a sunny day, I like to...
Label the Bird
Predict: What Color Will the Flowers Be? (To be used with in-school science project related to plants)
Predict: What Will Grow? (To be used with in-school science project related to plants)
We should love our Earth because...
The orange peel... (To be used with in-school science project related to decomposing)
The paper napkin... (To be used with in-school science project related to decomposing)
The styrofoam cup... (To be used with in-school science project related to decomposing)
Write and draw one of the three "R" words.
I can recycle...
I can be respectful by...
If I could ride on a train, I would go...
The weather makes me feel... because...
I like spring because...
Draw and write one thing you miss about winter.
April showers bring...
Draw and write one thing you miss about summer.
Draw and write one thing you miss about fall.
Draw a train and write a sentence about it.
Things that Grow in a Garden (List Format)
Animals that I See in Spring (List Format)
Things that Can be Recycled (List Format)
Write the three "R's"
I can take care of our Earth by...
Draw and Illustrate a Math Subtraction Sentence About Spring
Draw and Illustrate a Math Addition Sentence About Spring
If I jump in a mud puddle...
The month after April is...
The month before April is...
We have ____ days of school left! I feel...
Free write and draw about butterflies
Free write and draw about flowers
Free write and draw about the Earth
Free write and draw about trains
I think the temperature today is...
Trace the Question Marks/Free Write/Draw an Asking Sentence
Trace the Exclamation Points/Free Write/Draw an Excited Sentence
Trace the Periods/Free Write/Draw a Telling Sentence
The -op Family (List Format)
The -ing Family (List Format)
The -et Family (List Format)
The -at Family (List Format)
The -ug Family (List Format)
Label and Color the Butterfly
Label and Color the Ladybug
Label and Color the Flower