Kid's Journaling Ideas?

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  1. lauracw

    lauracw Gets a funky high on yellow sun

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    Kid's Journaling Ideas?

    I'm going to ask this here, because I have no idea what to even google to find this, lol!

    My almost 7 yo has inherited my terrible handwriting and we need to practice this summer. I am looking for a journal for her with prompts or a website with kids journal prompts that we can work on this summer. Ideally, it would have that tripled lined paper for beginning writers. Do you guys have any ideas or places to start?
     
  2. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    NO Idea, but I am so going to keep an eye on this thread.
     
  3. sparagus

    sparagus "I accidentally slept with a call girl"

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    This was intriguing to me...so I googled :)

    So this is a list of 30 prompts, and it's actually geared toward children's book authors, however, I do think with a little modification these could work fabulously for a 7-year-old imagination. Paired with one of those triple-lined notebooks (especially the ones with big spaces at the top for pictures), it could be a fun project for both writing and art ;)

    And then here are some more journal-inspired prompts, as opposed to the creative writing prompts above.

    And some more that looked fun... :)

    http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/journal-prompts.html
    http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/ (this one has interactive prompt builders--so fun!)
    http://journalbuddies.com/journal_prompts__journal_topics/writing-prompts-for-kids/
     
  4. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    well...I love messy and my girls did this one, you could glue the cool paper in it instead on a few pages so she can have fun while learning art journaling
    [video]http://youtu.be/FpZ-tv5TsjM[/video]
    We do a whole lot of copy work...sometimes when your brain is working figuring out a story, you just don't have time to get the handwriting down perfect. You can pick out a favorite book of sayings, and have her copy the sayings in the book?
    I would google copy work for her grade level, and go from there!
     
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  5. lauracw

    lauracw Gets a funky high on yellow sun

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    Oh these are great ideas! Thank you! I really want to find one of those notebooks. I haven't seen any with space for pictures, but that's exactly what I want.

    I didn't even think about copy work, Anne. I'm so clueless when it comes to teaching her stuff.
     
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  6. alb52

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    Copy work really helps!!! A lot is in the doing!!

    You could pick up some Handwriting Without Tears (http://shopping.hwtears.com/) workbooks and have her do one prompt a day for four days a week with pictures... This is a great overall program!
     
  7. seicajs

    seicajs New Member

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    Have you tried Amazon? I found several handwriting tablets there. I agree with Ann, though. If your goal is to improve her handwriting, I would have her do copy work. My (high school) students always had the worst handwriting when they were being creative. There's such a great desperation to get it all our before it disappears that there's no time for handwriting.
     
  8. lauracw

    lauracw Gets a funky high on yellow sun

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    I'm just worried about her being bored. But I guess if it's different phrases, she'll stay interested! Thanks for all the help, I had no idea where to even start!
     
  9. staciahall

    staciahall Quidditch, anyone?

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    Too bad I can't use any of these tips to improve the 19 year old's writing... it's just awful.
     
  10. Lynnette

    Lynnette In my life, I've loved them all

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    I'm bookmarking this thread! My 8 year old's teacher says his handwriting is the thing that needs the most improvement...
     
  11. lauracw

    lauracw Gets a funky high on yellow sun

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    My handwriting was always bad, I'm too impatient to write neatly, and it's downright unreadable since I never write anything! I type so much! Hers is already not so great and I'm just worried if we don't practice this summer it's really going to be harder for her when school starts again.
     

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