Thinking about journaling with your students? Due to the effect of the pandemic, it is no surprise that stress levels are running high for everyone, including our students. Their school year was abruptly cut short, their schedules and routines were turned upside down, and they have been cooped up at home away from their friends. They may also be feeling stress from the struggles their parents may be facing as a result of the stay at home orders across the country.
While we may not be able to see our students in person, we can still try our best to help them cope with these strange times however we can. Studies show that journaling could be a great way to do that.
Here are the ways that journaling can help your students cope with stress.
- Having your students write down how they are feeling can be a great way to clear their mind
- It can boost their mood
- It can offer a great distraction from the fear and stress many of them are facing
You can find more information on how journaling helps kids here.
With this in mind, I created these journaling products that you can give to your students to help them through these difficult times.
My Yearlong Writing Prompts Bundle for students in kindergarten to 3rd grade includes:
- 12 themed monthly journals
- 365 writing prompts for every day of the year
- Word bank for each journal
- Writing rubrics
My Coronavirus Living History Journal is designed to help students write about what is happening now during the pandemic. This includes:
- Pick and choose pages to print out and color
- 36 pages of activities and prompts to help students cope
You can find more information on journaling during coronavirus here.
These are unprecedented times which makes it a great time to start journaling with your students. It is a great way to help them face their fears while dealing with all of the uncertainty and ultimately improve their mental health.
What stress relieving activities do you like to do with your students? Let me know in the comments!