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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Journal

Happy Wednesday!  Are you feeling the stress of the week like me?  PLEASE say, "Yes."

Today we wrote in our favorite journals!  OUR FAMILY JOURNALS-a big write shout out to these spiral communication logs!  Since the beginning of the year, my Multi-agers have been corresponding to a family member-mom, dad, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents!  Each Wednesday, they choose who they are going to write to and then write a journal entry to the family member!  That night, the family member writes them back and we share the entries the following week!  These are a great tool to have my students summarize highlights from the past week and express their loves and passions about school!  Furthermore, my students are doing one thing that many families have little time to do these days, communicate in a written form.

Family Journal flipped-journal entry from one of my students to her sister...the sister corresponded below

...flipped twice-journal entry from the same student to her brother

entry from a student to his mom with her correspondence following
Do use a form of communication between your students and family members?  If so, please share!

NOW...after sharing this, my week's stress has just dropped 10 lbs!

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