Weekend Journals are a wonderful tool for allowing students to share everything they’d probably rather tell you as soon as they walk in the door on Monday morning but you don’t have time to listen to. #sadtruth
I know some teachers may send it home Friday and get parents involved with responding back or whatnot. I have learned very quickly that many things you send home expecting to get back, you never see again. At least that is how it is for me. If the Friday thing works for you, I’d love to hear about it!
I have these copied 2 sided and stapled into a packet for about 15 weeks worth.
On a good day, I read EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. Or actually, they read them to me! On a great day this takes about 20 minutes. On an off day, closer to 40. Sometimes I have them share with a partner. Or I pick a few to read to the whole group. It really just depends. I do LOVE hearing all about what they did over the weekend and it really provides insight into their world outside of school.