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  • amyjane
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    Every day we have calendar time with my ds6.  It has been good for him to understand how long a month takes, etc.  I printed out a blank calendar and we started by filling in the day every day.  My son decided that he wanted to draw a picture of the best thing about the previous day.  So it morphed into a journal.  He has inspired me to mix it up a bit and I need your help. 

    On several women’s blogs I read they have a day journal that ask various questions that they answer usually once a week.  This got me to thinking that there are things about my boys that I would love to look back on and see how he changes along the way.  It will give him a fun handwriting activity and a fun keepsake. 

    So now during calendar time we will do the date and such and each day will vary a bit.  I need help with questions to spur the “journal entry/drawing”. Here are some I have already:

    -What is your favorite color, What toy do you enjoy the most – how to you like to play with that toy, what do you want to be when you grow up…. 

    A few days a week we will still just do our favorite thing from yesterday but I would love to have a record of their thoughts and delights as they grow.  So if you have questions/ideas to make this successful please help.  I want them simple – that can be answered with 1-2 sentences or a simple drawing.

    Thanks,

    Amy

    baileymom
    Member

    My girls (10 and 13) have kept a Reading List for almost 5 years…writing the book title and date finished and ‘rating’ it. This turned into my son (then 6.5) drawing a picture each time we finished a good book together during quiet time. He called it his Book Report. I wish we had kept up with this. Just thought it might be something you could add in once or twice a week.

    I may have to totally steal this idea from you. 🙂

    csmamma
    Participant

    Amy, what a great idea! I’m not sure if this will be helpful or not, but our family plays a game designed by Reb Bradley of Family Ministries; In it, there are many thought provoking questions you might like to ask your ds’s for their journal. Here’s the pdf link. Have Fun!

    http://www.familyministries.com/family_game.pdf.

    missceegee
    Participant

    Amy, if you google “Journal Jar Prompts” you’ll get lots of ideas. I printed out a bunch, put in a jar and hope to start using them a couple of times a week in January.

    Also, check out this site with an entire year’s worth of prompts laid out in monthly calendar style w/ notebooking pages included – http://proverbs22-6academy.com/?p=58

    Blessings,

    Christie

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