All this week the little class at the little school, smack in the middle of the big bad city, has been preparing to go on vacation. That means every afternoon we’ve been hard at play in our visual journals. Some of the little punks are on their 2nd books!
The completed journals live on the round table. Everyone loves touching them, picking them up, stacking them up high, and poring over the pages. It is the exclamation mark of the room. Ground zero for sheer happiness. Tomorrow the journals will be carried away and given good homes. It’s like Christmas Eve – the kids just can’t wait to get them home!
When we return to school in May we’ll keep up the visual journaling until the very last day of 2nd grade. This project has been such a dear one. I’m glad you’ve been along for the ride. Your collective good will has been a real boon to the psyche of the littles and the one big.
These lucky punks have brand new writing journals too! (Thanks to a kind & generous blog reader from Illinois.) The big box arrived at school a couple of weeks ago and each child chose their very own special book. A depository for all their secret thoughts and BIG ideas. We are rich with supplies, journals, and big doses of joy.