Jan 12, 2011

Journal Writing

Today we started writing in our journals. Every morning when the students first get to school this will be what they independently work on. I will have the journal message written on the SmartBoard and they will get out their journal and copy it. We will also read the message together as a class. We are starting with only one sentence and as they progress we will add more. When they finish their daily message, they take their journals to the "Journal Table" and pick a sticker for their entry. I think they are most excited about getting to pick out a sticker! :-) By writing in our journals we are practicing many things: capitalization, punctuation. correct letter formation, complete sentences, vocabulary, spelling, and reading! I love how many things they are working on when they are doing such a simple task! 

I took a few pictures of them today hard at work with their journals!

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