this book if you are interested.
this book to them.
Here is a sample of one of my sweet girl's first entry in her journal. The starter said they had arrived in Independence, Missouri and they were waiting on other wagons to come so they could form their wagon train. They were to talk about the things they brought with them, the family that was there, and how they felt about the move:
As any good teacher does, I must reflect on what is working and not working... I love that they are getting background information before writing because I feel like their writing is more authentic. I don't love that I waited until the week before Spring Break to start this. SIGH. We managed to get two entries done today instead of just one, but there won't be enough time to make our whole journey this week. I wish I would have started last week! But, oh well. :)
I hope this post provided you with something you could take away!! I look forward to reading everyone else's Tried It Tuesday posts!