Taking home the BIRTHDAY JOURNAL is an exciting day for every student in my room!
My kindergarten kids carry the journal home in the special BIRTHDAY BAG (purchased separately) and draw a ‘birthday picture.’ The children dictate to an adult what their picture is about or what they did on their special day. When they return to school, the class can’t wait to read the story!
There are 38 pages in the journal. I always include a package of twistable crayons to make illustrating more fun!
Many FIRST GRADE teachers send home the journal for the BIRTHDAY CHILD to write independently.
Keep the Bag and Journal on a special hook in your reading corner for the class to enjoy throughout the year! Both kindergarten and first grade students love the Birthday Journal as it makes them feel SPECIAL as they carry it home on their special day!