Friday, May 7, 2010


This is the second school year in which I have tried to get my students interesting in what I call "journaling". I ask them to write something or find something they can copy down that has some sort of message. Write about your family, your date, your favorite show, your pet, your favorite color, your dreams......there is no end to the subject matter. The twist here is that it has to be incorporated with art of some kind. If they are done correctly, sharing these journal pages is a true act of sharing ourselves. This method of journaling and incorporating art, can become a unique and private place in your life for personal expression, or a wonderful way of telling others how you feel about something in your life.

In your journals, you can:
Talk to yourself if no one is listening.
Talk to someone else in a way that is very artistic.
Tell about your day.
Talk about what you see from your window.
Make a "to do" list.
Tell others what makes you happy...what makes you angry.
Share a special memory.
Tell others where you would like to travel.
Talk about how you feel today.

Journal entry by Sadie-this girl just gets it!

Caty is so very colorful!

Kelly remembers a loved one-

Marissa remembers Grandma.
She remembers Grandmas flower garden and her love of birds. She remembers her amazing homemade tomato soup. She remembers her laughter and the fun times at Grandma's house. She remembers her most famous quote as her days became limited...."This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it".

I am so honored that my daughter uses art as a vehicle of expression and that her choice was to journal about Grandma-this page will go safely in my scrapbook so I can look at it from time to time.

A mom's her family's strength and guide,
A source of hope and light,
The one her family looks up to
Because she makes things right.
A mom is a companion
Whose loyalty has no end,
For she's more than just a mother,
She's the finest kind of friend.

Happy Mother's Day to my Mama, gone on before, waiting for all of her children to come home...And to my precious sisters, Linda, Susie, Ginny and Kristy.......Happy Mother's Day to each of you. Love you forever......................

1 comment:

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

I am continually amazed at the talent of your students. Keep up the good work, all of you!