Journal Time

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Andy brought home his class journal this weekend. He’s in the 2nd grade. I’ve kept all original spellings and sentence structures and included the dates when given. Here are a few of my favorite entries:

Prompt: Snowed in

“If I were snowed in, then I would get a fuse and explode the snow. Or I would stay in and watch T.V. Getting snowed in is great because you have no school! And you have hot cocoa. And play with toys.”

Prompt: What do you like about yourself?

“I like myself because I am smart. I also can talk to animals. I like myself because I can read and spell. I am glad I am me. It is cool being me. And I’m sure it’s cool being you.”

Prompt: Life on a spaceship (2/2/2010)

“Life on a space ship would be good and bad. 1.) You have no school. And 2.) If you did it would be with aliens! I don’t and do want to stay here. No aliens. No rocket.”

Prompt: Compliments for my family (2/4/2010)

“My family is nice. My brother has cool things. (There is a picture of Luke holding a light saber.) My sister is helpful. My little brother is cute. My mom and dad are fun. I love my family.”

Prompt: Building things (2/9/2010)

“I want to build a trojan horse. It will be cool. It will be huge. It will have fighting gear. I will paint it. It will be black with red eyes.”

Prompt: March

“March is fun. It’s almost spring. The butter cups bloom. Popcorn pops on the apricot tree. And we plant gardens. And birds sing.”

Prompt: Signs of spring (3/15/2010)

“There are flowers and birds. And there is rain. And it’s hot. And there is day like savings. And trees blosom. Spring is fun.”

Prompt: Weekend fun (3/19/2010)

“I want to buy a sword. I want my cousins over. I want to have a party. I have to clean up. I want fun fun fun. Have fun!”

Prompt: Quiet things (3/18/2010)

“Quiet things are snow flakes falling. And wolves stauking there prey. Peace and quiet after a long day. Grass swaying in the breaze. A bear in hibernation. Quiet is good.”

I think we may have another writer in the family.

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