Keeping Personal Journals

by Deborah Taylor-Hough

Keeping personal journals of daily events is one way to ensure your children have simple practice in handwriting, spelling and composition everyday. Setting aside a few minutes each evening after dinner to add a few paragraphs to your journals can be a fun family activity. The example set by parents who also keep a personal journal is invaluable.

By recording each entry’s date, time and outdoor temperature your children will quickly become adept at using a calendar, a clock and a thermometer. Notations about the weather can also include barometric readings. It’s often fun to try and predict local weather patterns, seeing if you can “out predict” your favorite television weather reporter.

Get creative … and have fun!


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NOTE:  People often ask about our family’s homeschooling journey, so I pooled together my responses from several online interviews and you can now read the combined interviews here:  Interview with Debi


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3 responses to “Keeping Personal Journals

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  3. I love the idea of having a dinner time routine of keeping your journal. I could see it growing over time into keeping up your blog:-)

    Exactly! 🙂

    ~Debi

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