I love how journaling is having such a comeback. I remember when I was in 5th grade and keeping a “secret” diary was all the rage. Now, journaling is very popular and isn’t just used for writing down your most kept secrets, but a place where you can have a creative outlet.
There are so many different types of journaling, the sky is really the limit. Keeping a journal isn’t just a way to keep track of what you have done, it’s a way to really write out what you are feeling or express yourself with art work, doodles, scripture verses you love and little notes. Reluctant writers may really enjoy writing in a journal if there are no rules attached to it. It’s also a great way for your children to be creative outside of a textbook, and it’s very relaxing too.
Let’s check out some different reasons why journaling is important, how to journal and fun journaling ideas:
How to Homeschool with Journals by Homeschoolin Mama explains what a homeschool journal is, and how they used it successfully in their homeschool with lots of tips, ideas and photographs of their journey using journals.
Why Bullet Journals are Great for Classical Conversations from Family Style Schooling – there are some really amazing ideas if you have a student in CC, with lots and lots of pictures and inspiration. These are really cool!
Creating and Keeping a Common Place Book in your Charlotte Mason Homeschool
Here are some of our favorite journaling supplies to get you started:
Bullet Journal Planner Pens Colored Pens Fine Point Markers Fine Tip Drawing Pens Porous Fineliner Markers for Writing Note Taking Calendar Coloring Art Office Supplies (18 Colors Fineliner Pen Set)Sharpie Art Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, Hard Case, 12 Pack (1982057)Smart Color Art 160 Colors Gel Pens Set 80 Gel Pen with 80 RefillsPaper Mate 1956279 InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 10-CountPilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Bold Pt, Dozen Box, BlackPrismacolor 92808HT Scholar Colored Pencils, 60-Count
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!