Today we are throwing it back to 2020 when Gardener Aidan taught us how to make our own journal or notebook on Session 3 of Camp Hello Gardeners®! All you need is construction paper, copy paper, scissors and a rubber band.
Journaling is one of our favorite 'gardening tools' for our emotional toolkit*, as it helps us be present minded, connect with our feelings and express what we are 'growing through' at that particular moment. By writing our thoughts down on a frequent basis, it helps build confidence when it comes to expressing our feelings and thoughts and is extremely beneficial for our social and emotional development! Having our own journal provides a safe space for us to write about our thoughts and experiences and the perfect place to #PullYourWeeds!
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We love journaling at home and in the classroom...it is a wonderful SEL exercise!
*Have you ever heard the expression emotional toolkit? These are the tools we use throughout our lives to help us manage stress and keep our emotions in check. As gardeners we needs lots of 'gardening tools' to keep our emotions rooted in a calm and confident state. At You Are a Gardener® we are always looking for new skills to help us communicate, re-focus and stay on a positive path. And we are always wanting to share these tools/skills with our community!