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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 4: The Joy of Book Journaling

For a while now I have been telling the children that we need to keep a book journal.  I wasn't quite sure how to go about this, so I just told the kids to do what I had seen others do.....

  • Title
  • Author
  • Pages Read
  • Easy/Just Right/Challenging
  • Blah
  • Blah
  • Blah

Since starting this blog hop, I have had so much regarding literature floating around in my head.  I think I may have finally discovered how we can joyfully keep a book journal.... all of us!

We need to combine our love of reading....with our creativity!

There is definitely the store bought option...

or the handmade option....

Check out how Tricia Alexander made these "book" journals!  Talk about creative!  All of her handmade journals are so lovely!

And I love the idea of a journal full of my favorite book quotes!

So what if we took all of these creative ideas and combined them with some typical book journal prompts?  And what if we added mini-books or other lapbook elements to our book journal?  Homeschool Share has a ton of free printables on lots of different children's book.  Going back to a Day 2's post, they even have free printables to go along with Five In A Row!

I see our book journals becoming a lovely work of self expression combined with rich literature.  I can't wait to get started on ours!  Have you got a lovely book journal that you would like to share?  What makes your, or your children's, book journal really enjoyable?  Do your children look forward to making entries in their book journal?

Can't wait to hear from you!  Enjoy your blog hopping!




Jenn said...

In case your site meter tells you that you had a stalker, let me admit that I have this page glued open for me to come back and deeply read later. I LOVE this!

The Cains said...

Bwahahahaha! As if I would be so flattered to have a blog stalker! ;o)

But thanks for that chuckle! And the kind comments!

Mary said...

I love the Homeschool Share site. I am enjoying your posts!

tricia said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and mentioning my journals on your page! You're so sweet! Now I'm going to check out your blog. :)