I love the fact that a New Year brings with it new hope, new opportunities, and a clean slate!
Guess what we have for you this month?
A Suite of Homeschool Kid’s Free Printables!
With all of that in mind, I felt that my own homeschool needed a fresh focus on the things that are most important. Raising children that are strong in character and faith, ready to face the world and all its difficulties, and able to apply the truth in their life. What better way than to encourage daily journaling and reading time? And, I thought, wouldn’t it be great if I could tie that in with homeschool writing? I love doing that, don’t you? Pulling in writing or reading to another fun and interesting project is the best! To me, that’s at the heart of homeschooling. So, throughout the course of this year, we will be producing beautiful kid’s free printable journal writing pages that can easily be printed out and used for daily journaling. These journal pages also coordinate beautifully with last year’s Writing Truth Copy Work printables! In addition, each month you’ll also find a coordinating printable monthly calendar often referred to as a free printable to-do list! Calendars are great for keeping all those niggly “to-dos” close at hand! Check back each month for the next in this series of printables! Not sure how to begin journaling? You’ll want to read on!
How to Begin Journaling
It’s easy to start journaling. Your homeschooling students learn the benefit of journaling by writing short segments daily. Reflecting on one’s experiences and thoughts through journaling can have many personal rewards. The consistent practice of writing is what is most important here. Even the very young students can focus on retelling what they did during the weekend or the previous day (which they love to share) while middle and high school students can be asked to reflect more deeply in their journal writing. It’s a personal and sometimes emotional way to encourage children to share their thoughts.
If you use these journal pages and enjoy them, we’d love for you to give us some feedback! Share your opinion or pros and cons with us at [email protected]
You’ll also want to check out our Year-Long Homeschool Copy Work Printable. January’s printable matches the calendar and the journaling printables above! And don’t forget to take a minute to cut off the inspirational bookmark attached to your January calendar! It’s a great reminder for the month!
Jamie Gaddy, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D. has been a college education professor for over 17 years. Education has been an integral part of her life in both the classroom and as a principal. Six children later found her dissatisfied with traditional schooling and homeschooling became the better fit. She is also a pastor’s wife, remote project manager, and entrepreneur who now homeschools four of her six children (ages 11-17) in southern Georgia. Jamie loves to share about her homeschool experience and help other homeschoolers find success. Connect with her at [email protected]