Early life[ edit ] Ann Marie, nicknamed Ree, grew up in a home overlooking the grounds of a country club in the oil town of Bartlesville, Oklahoma with two brothers, Doug and Mike, and a younger sister, Betsy. She graduated from the University of Southern California in having first studied journalism before switching to gerontology. She registered her own domain — thepioneerwoman. The latter is now the title of a section within the site.
Pioneer Journals If you are anything like me, you are always in search of ways to keep your writers writing.
When I can integrate writing with another subject area, it is a win-win!
During our study of pioneer and The Oregon Trail, pioneer journals are fun way for students to use their creative brains, practice their narrative writing, and share what they are learning with others!
Every year, the fourth graders at my school participate in an Oregon Trail simulation. Students are grouped in wagon trains groups, select a wagon master to lead them on their journey to Oregon, and buy supplies.
Wagon trains earn points which help them move along the trail.
As they move across the Oregon Trail map, they learn about the landforms, native people, and the dangers pioneers faced as they made the treacherous journey.
One of the ways students document their trials and tribulations along the trail is by writing in their pioneer journals. This is a great way for students to practice narrative writing while learning about a history!
Before my students make their journals, we talk about how important the journals of the pioneers are to preserving history. Much of what we know about pioneer life and the trip west we know because of these primary documents. After that introduction, we get busy making our journals!
The materials you will need for making the journals are pretty easy to come by. You will need a large paper bag for each student. I just had students bring them from home.
You will also need yarn or twine, masking tape, a heavy duty hole punch. An electric hole punch would work the best, but I have a two hole punch at school that I used. It is heavy duty and works great! My three hole punch works well too. For the journals you will also need either lined or unlined paper.
I gave my students a choice. Each student will need 10 - 15 pages. On the day my class was building their journals, we held our photo shoot. I photo edited more on how to do this later in the post and had the photos printed over the weekend so that we could finish our journals the next week.
The first thing your students will need to do is cut the bottom out of their bag. Using a good pair of scissors, model for them how to cut down one corner crease and then around the bottom section of the bag.
When you are done, you will have one large section. Now for the fun and LOUD part!
In order to soften up the paper and make it easer to work with and make it look and feel more like real rawhide students will need to work their paper. This means they will need to crinkle it up and smooth it out over and over and over and over and over again!
It includes information about early American Pioneers who traveled to the frontiers, recipes, pioneer music, projects, quizzes, and more. Pioneer Life in America Two 4th grade students put this site together to share facts and resources about pioneer life. x BrainPOP Junior's Writing offers a fun way to learn writing skills through short, interactive movies on topics like paragraphs, tenses, and types of sentences. x Magic Tree House Writing Club helps children improve writing skills through reading. Pioneer stories of the wild frontier continue to enchant American children and teachers alike. This week, tempt your kids to sit down and journal with these pioneer writing prompts. This week, tempt your kids .
The more they work their paper, the more it breaks down the paper fibers and it gets softer and softer.
I suggest having students carefully roll it up and then step on it, putting as much weight as possible. They will need to be careful though.
The paper will rip pretty easily. Now students can either measure how big their covers will need to be or, how we did it, eyeball it! The paper should wrap around both the front and the back to make both covers. In the end, the cover should be be one continuous piece that just gets folded.
This could be a great math lesson! When the covers have been trimmed, you will now need to hole punch them. I suggest punching 4 - 5 holes. This Swingline hole punch is adjustable with a little effort and I was able to punch 5 holes.This is a blank journal template that can be used for a daily or weekly journal page for kids in kindergarten, first grade, or kids with autism.
The template has a space to write the date, write the topic, write sentences or words related to the topic, and a blank box to draw a picture related to the topic.4/5(28). It includes information about early American Pioneers who traveled to the frontiers, recipes, pioneer music, projects, quizzes, and more.
Pioneer Life in America Two 4th grade students put this site together to share facts and resources about pioneer life. This is an article template for new submissions to Scientific Reports. Online and open access, Scientific Reports is a primary research publication from the publishers of Nature, covering all areas of the natural and clinical sciences.
x BrainPOP Junior's Writing offers a fun way to learn writing skills through short, interactive movies on topics like paragraphs, tenses, and types of sentences. x Magic Tree House Writing Club helps children improve writing skills through reading. Journal writing has a long and reliable history in the arts and humanities, Likewise, pioneer women not only cooked around the campfires, but also took the time to record personal impressions of the Westward movement.
Later, these would be chronicled in the play, QUILTERS. Sample Journal Entry Below is a sample journal entry for a typical day in the life of a girl in the present. Follow this same type of format to write your journal entries about the mids.