Today, I did the journal class with the 7th graders. I tell you what, it is so much FUN!!! We looked at a verse and wrote it out in different ways, adding pictures to help remember what it is the verse is telling us. The verse was from the Message translation, Psalm 31:15, "Hour by hour I place my days in your hands." We talked about how it is easier to remember something like this when we draw it out or add pictures. There is so much that they just memorize, spit out for a test and keep going to the next thing. Hopefully, it will encourage some of them to take time and put things down on paper (in a fun way)that they would like to recall later on.
I also asked them to fill in as much space as they could with color. This was to get them to put something other than one picture on the paper and call it good! I love this next one. It was from the student who whined the most about filling in with color. I think it's a fabulous use of color and it all melds together!! I'm not sure the student appreciated that thought so much-it's hard to tell.
There is always the "ransom note" look. I specifically talked about how not to do this. Whatever. Like the color in the background? Yeah. Me too. I guess not everyone is that into art journaling. Whyever not??
Have a great day!!