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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Tuesday's Ten"

Journal Ideas & My Own Writing for Today

I decided to split up our journaling ideas for school this year & have a theme for each day. I think the munchkins will like this a little more because they won't be stuck w/ the same type of writing every day. Here is what I've decided upon:

"Monday's About Me"
Choose a prompt & answer about yourself (past, present, & future)
"Tuesday's Ten"
List ten items from one of the suggested prompts
"Wordless Wednesday"
Share a drawing or make up a picture collage
"Thankful Thursday"
Share three blessings you're thankful for
"It's All Relative Friday"
Choose a prompt & answer about your relationships (self, God, family, & friends)

For Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays, I've printed off master lists of prompts for them to choose from. They can choose whichever they want each day & cross it off when done.


I thought I'd try to journal more often also, so here is mine list for "Tuesday's Ten."

10 Good Fiction Books I've Read
In no particular order
(Note: I made this harder on myself because I chose not to include any series, trilogies, or multiple books by the same author.)

  1. Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (my favorite of all her books)
  2. Three Moons Over Sedona by Sherry Hartzler (Sherry is an Ohio author from the Hocking Hills area. I picked this book up in a shop when I went on one of my girls' weekends. After I read it, I passed it on to the other five girls I vacation w/ & they all loved it, too.)
  3. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  4. The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen (my favorite of her four books)
  5. The World, The Flesh, and Father Smith by Bruce Marshall
  6. Lord Baltimore by Stephen Doster
  7. Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick (a great Christian fiction author)
  8. Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury (another great Christian fiction author)
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  10. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Next week, I've got a list of ten nonfiction books. I'm not sure if I'll post all of my journal entries, but I definitely think I'm going to post these Tuesday lists. I could use a new meme on this blog! Feel free to join if you'd like. It's pretty flexible...just choose a category & list ten items in it. Today the boys decided to list their 10 favorite GoGos. (No, not the 80s girl band! GoGos are these little toy figures that they collect.)