Over the last few weeks, I’ve been preparing for the second half of the school year. My 2nd grader and kindergartner love to read, so I started looking for a downloadable book journal where they could keep track of the books they read throughout the year. There’s something really cool about looking back and seeing that “I read this many books.” It’s not about checking boxes or meeting reading requirements; it’s about enjoying the things we read, remembering them, and celebrating the hard work of learning to read and growing our vocabularies!
Anyway, I found many, but all of them were geared toward adults; and I really wanted something that would help my kindergartner practice her handwriting as well.
Since I couldn’t find anything, I decided to make it myself. I love how it turned out, so I thought I’d share for those of you who might like to use it for the kids in your life (or for yourself – because I’m definitely using one to track my own reading!).
There are two versions: one with handwriting lines, and another with regular lines. I punched holes and tied with string so that I can add more pages if needed, but you could also staple them. Print as many of the inner pages as you’d like; you’ll want to make sure you print double sided and select “flip on short edge.”
You can let your kiddos decorate the front however they want, or you could encourage them to color in one book every time they finish a title.
This is such a simple way to help your children track their reading, retain and discuss the content, and also take pride in their accomplishments.
Click the image below to download yours now!