Journals are a wonderful way of recording your thoughts, ideas and inspiration through words, pictures and drawings. As a powerful tool, with numerous benefits from creative to personal to mental development, my wish is that you reap the most from this activity now and in the years to come.My main aim is to encourage everyone to write down their responses, building on the skills of critical thinking, evaluating and giving opinions as well as learning to put your thoughts down in English.
Below is a sample journal we worked on in class.
The half term break
I was really looking forward to the break after 5 weeks in the new school and new faces. It was especially challenging to be learning and speaking in English all the time! My brain felt like it was going to explode so the break came just in time. Throughout the week, I enjoyed being with my family and catching up with old friends. The simple routine of waking up late, having a leisurely breakfast, chatting to my mother and grandparents, made me realise how much I took things for granted in the past.
Today, we are back in school and it feels surreal to be back at boarding and away from the family. Being on my own has made me realise how important family are and how I need to work hard to make them proud of me. I’m excited about going back to the games and societies that I was part of and to meet with my new friends again. I’m sure I’ll be more diligent and positive this term. My challenge is to get better term grades and feedback from all my teachers
ACTIVITY: Read the questions below. Then click on ‘LEAVE A COMMENT’ to leave your answers, ideas thoughts and opinions. Please include your NAME and YEAR GROUP. Remember, all posts are public.
QUESTIONS: Have you done any journalling? How did you keep this journal and did you enjoy doing this?