Guest Post – Michelle’s Charm World

I’m so excited to have Michelle from Michelle’s Charm World here guest posting today!  Michelle is just about bursting with fun things to do with your kids!  Seriously, this woman has tons of posts with all sorts of fun stuff.  Enjoy her post on summer journal writing below…

Hi everyone!! I’m so excited to be guest hosting today here at Sweet Phenomena! I was thrilled when I was approached to join you here, that I almost couldn’t think of what to write! (ALMOST!). I’m Michelle of MichellesCharmWorld and I am a stay at home mother of 3 wonderful kids and wife to an incredibly patient and amazing man! (Somehow, Creative Chaos doesn’t quite describe the whirlwind of our life!!). I overuse exclamation points and when I write LOL, I am most definitely laughing out loud! My kids are my life right now, because soon the day will come when they will choose friends and sports and extracurriculars over spending time with crazy mom, so for now I will do everything I can to make amazing memories that we document in every way possible. Now, let’s get going!
Summer is here and how quickly the learning wants to be tossed aside! I just can’t handle it! I love to play as much as the next kid, but we can’t just take a brain break. As you have read before, I like to make learning fun and think of different ways to incorporate a lesson into our daily activities so that they are learning without even knowing it! I knew I wanted the kids to keep a Summer Journal (like we did for Spring Break), so that they could document all the fun we are having!! I love having little Writing Centers everywhere, so that the kids can draw or write whenever the mood hits them or whenever they see new supplies hit the main table! I love trays, as they make everything portable for little hands and allow me to change things out with various buckets and bins!
Fun writing utensils ALWAYS draw the little ones in and make them want to write and draw, so I picked up some carpenter pencils at the home improvement stores and they were like little magnets!! I also googled writing prompts and found so many too choose from, but my favorite was a calendar with a different prompt for every day! I took that one and then changed out some days to fit our activities and went from there! Writing prompts help when we are lacking ideas on how to get started!
For my youngest one, he just draws his interpretation of what the answer to the prompt would be. We all get to spend some wonderful time together every single day and the best part is that everyone always has a different interpretation of the prompt and the kids always seem to have so much fun looking at each others drawings and writings. So far it’s working for us and we are building up our dictionary too!