I took a few pictures of them today hard at work with their journals!
Jan 12, 2011
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!