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Aug 2, 2012

Writing Journals

I just finished preparing my students writing journals for the year. It took a little time - but well worth the effort. All it took was a pack of decorative paper, a glue stick, my pirate-themed labels (with each student's class number on the treasure chest), and a role of clear contact paper.

These Stage 3 Primary Journals by Mead worked just perfectly for my 1st graders last year. It was amazing to see how their writing progressed .
There was plenty of room for pictures and top, middle, and bottom baselines for proper letter formation.

They were more pricey than the regular composition books, but worth the investment.

Update...

A few weeks after this post, I received an email from a follower asking if I could create these labels for second grade as well. So, here you go Liz! Click HERE to download the labels for SECOND GRADE.


15 comments:

  1. These look GREAT!!

    I've used these for a few years now and LOVE them!! They are a bit pricey but so worth it. This year I'm dividing mine into sections with each area of writing we'll be covering.

    Laurie
    www.firstgradelyonsden.blogspot.com

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    1. These are so awesome! Do you have them with 2nd grade? I am so inspired by your site. I am trying a new theme!

      Thank you so much!
      Liz

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    1. Walmart has thicker Post Its. It took some time to get them all ready! I've included Quick Writes, Opinion, Informational, and Narrative to go with the Common Core. I'm hoping it works and doesn't overwhelm them.

      I posted a pic on my blog if you want to check it out. I'd be interested to see if anyone else is doing the same.

      Laurie

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  3. Those are so cute! I use composition books for my students poetry journals. I might need to spruce them up this year!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  4. I love these!

    Would you be willing to email me a blank copy without the numbers? I have more than 22 students.

    Thanks

    cstaylor16@gmail.com

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  5. Debbie these are so adorable! I would love to use them, but have the same issue as Charlotte above - I will have 36 first graders in my class this year! YIKES! Would you be willing to email me the missing numbers of an edible pdf so I can put numbers in? Thanks in advance. I truly love your creativity!

    beach.3@cox.net

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  6. Oh my goodness! I am loving your labels! Are you going to offer these...maybe without numbers in your TPT shop??

    A Pirates Life for Us

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  7. How many of these does each student use in one year? More than 1 right?
    Just wondering!
    tjulch@mpsomaha.org

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  8. Where did you find the Mead primary composition books? Love them!!

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  9. love these labels, but when I go to print them the writing is blurred :(

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  10. I have a beach theme and this is PERFECT! Thank you!!!!

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  11. AnonymousJuly 19, 2013

    I also have a pirate/beach theme. Just wondering by chance if you have made these writing journal labels for Kindergarten. I woud love to have these. Also, without the number. So adorable....thanks!! kanderson@opsb.net

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    1. You can get a copy of this label for kindergarten at:

      https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxLChuvLvJqGa0FSa2xURzNUWTQ/edit?usp=sharing

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    2. Hi! Is there any way you can make one for Pre-K? I adore them! Great idea!!! ;)

      Thanks!

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