I am curious what types of journals you all have the students keep. I will be teaching 2nd grade this fall (first time) and am trying to get my ducks in a row. I subbed for a few months at the end of this past school year and saw journals used in many different ways. I know that, for sure, I want the students to keep a writing journal. I would love to have them write in it daily (maybe as part of morning work??). I've also seen teachers use vocabulary journals where, each week, the teacher chooses one vocabulary word from the basal selection. Together the class looks up the meaning and discusses the word. The teacher has the students record the word and its meaning in their vocab journals. Each student then writes a sentence using the word and draws a picture. I like this idea, too. I've also seen teachers have students keep a dictionary-type journal where they record all high freq words by letter. Anyway, I know I can't do all of this and wondered what works best for others. Thanks for any input!!