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Journal #1 (September 16-20): How do you show hard work at school and at home?

Journal #2 (September 23-27): Why is the order of story events important?

Journal #3 (September 30-October 4): Why is it important to be honest?

Journal #4 (October 7- 11) Relates to October’s Pyramid of Success Values: How can you show friendship and loyalty at school and at home?

Journal #5 (October 14-17) What is your favorite fall activity?

Journal #6 (October 21-25) How do our differences make us unique? Ask your child to think about the story, Stellaluna, that we read in class if they are having difficulty coming up with ideas.

Journal #7 (October 28th-November 1st) If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you choose and why?

Journal #8 (November 4-8) What do you do when you get angry?

Journal #9 (November 11-15) Write about  time that a friend helped you with something.

Journal #10 (November 18-22) People communicate in different ways.  What are some ways you communicate?

Journal #11 (November 25-29) Take the opportunity to write a note to someone you are thankful for and share how important they are to you.

Journal #12 (December 2-6) Interview an adult in your life. Write about what you learned about them (examples: birthday, favorite food, favorite hobby, where did he/she grow up, etc.) Parents: Feel free to brainstorm questions together to help your child. 

Journal #13 (December 9-13) How can you include someone who is feeling left out? 

Journal #14 ( December 16-20) What is something you are looking forward to in the New Year? 

Journal #15 (January 6-10) Alexander has a very bad day in our read aloud (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day). Can you think  of a day that was just the opposite? Tell about a wonderful day. What did you do? Why was it the very best day?

Journal #16 (January 13-17) Sylvester found a magic pebble that granted wishes. If you were granted a wish, what would you wish for? Explain why. 

Journal #16 (January 20-24) Free Write :). If you can’t think of something, tell me about you. What do you want me to know about you?

Journal #17 (January 27-31) This week is the Great Kindness Challenge. Share how you would welcome a new student to Beacon Park. 

Journal #18 (February 3-7) Happy 100th Day of School. If you could have 100 of anything, what would it be? And Why? Don’t forget lots of details. 

Journal #19 (February 10-14) Think about all of the things that make you special. What do you love about yourself? And why?

Journal #20 (February 17-21) February’s Pyramid of Success traits are fitness and skill.  What do you to at home or school to practice good fitness? Or what skills are you practicing at home or at school to improve and get better? Give details. 

Journal #21 (February 24-28) We are working hard on opinion writing. What animal do you like better: a cat or a dog? Don’t forget to give at least 3 reasons why. 

Journal #22 (March 2-6) Happy Read Across America Day! Share your joy and love of reading. What is your favorite book? Don’t forget to tell why and give reasons or details about the book. 

Journal #23 (March 9-13) The Pyramid of Success trait for the month of March is Team Spirit. Share how you show team spirit at school to help your classroom team.