First we went to Walgreens (local Pharmacy) to let her pick a notebook.
She picked this glittery notebook. It is smaller than a regular notebook. When you move it around it looks pink or purple (two of her favorite colors). We added a label with her name that I am covering in the picture.
After I asked her what she liked the most about her morning, this is what she wanted to add to her journal today. She drew the computer screen and a Dora (since she played a Dora game at the library). She asked me to do a key board for her. Then she wrote "computadora" sounding out every letter slowly. I love her R's! She just learned it last week. Then I asked her if she wanted me to write something for her. This is what she asked me to write: "Today I went to the library and played with the computer. There are "horses" (she wanted to write it by herself so I let her) in my classroom. I drew a princess on the white board in my class." What she was talking about was a ruler in her learning space that has horses on it and when you move it, it looks like they are moving. And off course, not a day goes by without drawing a princess on her white erase board!
What kind I say? She loves to share! I would love for her to read her journal on her own one day.
I got this idea from: www.heidisongs.com. She puts felt letter stickers on the outside of the box for her students to copy, and uses pipe cleaners.
I decided to include an object, the shoe lace, and the lacing letters I found at the teacher store (all lower case letters) All the words start with the same sound R: rojo, rana, red, raton. We are still working on r and how it is a strong sound at the beginning of the word and a soft sound when in between vowels. We will soon learn how it becomes a strong sound when there are two r's in the middle of the word.
Then she added a twist! She wanted to write the words she was lacing! I found it after she was finished. She was about to erase the word when I took this picture.