“So many books so little time.” This is definitely my life motto. I. LOVE. BOOKS! Best yet…my kids are starting to love books too. One thing that I have really been teaching my 9 year old during our school days is that reading is great but comprehending what you read is even better. Sometimes that means you may need to re-read that paragraph again for the third time!
One thing that helps with reading comprehension is to write down what you wrote. Remember all those school assignments that you hated in English class? Guess what? They did help you. I bet you can remember what you read, right? Well, that is where Hafsah at Icey Designs comes in. She has some of the best looking journals out there and many of her journals have coordinating prints as well. With sayings like “Seize the Day”, “Books Are My Happy Place”, and “Be Adventurous”, who wouldn’t want a journal to record any of their thoughts in. Since I don’t use traditional worksheets in our schoolroom, I am always keeping an eye out for other things that’ll work well for both our school days and for life!
Now, I said above that I think Hafsah has some of the best looking journals out there and that is my honest opinion. Not only are they good looking, they are crafted well! With a sewn binding instead of staples, smooth and buttery paper, and the outside is textured so it won’t slip out of your hands! And best of all….she has planners, pencils, pocket sized journals, and prints that will match your journal.
Her journals would be perfect for anyone – blogger, mother, scripture study, daily journal, favorite recipes, and more. It isn’t bulky but with 40 double side pages, you can’t go wrong!
SO HERE’S THE PLAN.
The print will hang up in our schoolroom and the journal is for my 9 year old. He starts a new book tomorrow and after he is done, he will log in his journal what he read. It’ll include the title, author, date started and date he finished. Not only will this serve as a teaching tool but something he can reflect upon in later years as he continues reading. It’ll be the visual tool needed to show how far he has come in every aspect – handwriting, comprehension, and how the books became more challenging.
So where can you find Hafsah? You can find her at Icey Designs, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Etsy, and Twitter. Now go visit her! You won’t be disappointed!