I've come to realize that I do my best planning at the last minute. School starts again tomorrow and there's so many things I want to do! I've been wanting to start a journal with my students for awhile. I really want t give them an opportunity to express themselves and practice their "writing". I want to use it basically for them to draw about a topic we are discussing or to answer a given question. Anybody do this that can share some ideas? Would it be better to use a notebook or a binder with sheets put in? I like the open-endedness of a notebook but would also like to give them focus on a specific idea when needed. What has worked for you?