Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Journaling with Exceptional Students

February found me heading south to work in two schools for the month. At one school, for profoundly disabled students, I created journals to prepare 125 students for an upcoming field trip to see a very special play about Junie B. Jones and her "Very Own Personal Beeswax Journal".

These students are quite exceptional and the courage and perseverance they possess on a daily basis never ceases to humble me. It is my second visit there and each time I come away feeling blessed to have shared a part of their day.

That said, I want to share the journal with you. Since these journals are designed for a specific audience, I kept them crisp and clean and left out my usual collage layering. Instead, I used white card stock and my favorite RubberMoon stamps to create 6 inch by 6 inch journals.

I spent a week at the school, walking the students through each page and discussing the upcoming field trip so they will know what to expect. Each student received their own personal journal and they embellished them with colorful markers and pencils. Below is my journal along with pictures of their work. I think they all had a good time and are quite excited to go to the performance!

The RubberMoon stamps I used, shown above, can be found on their site, http://www.rubbermoon.com, if you're interested in purchasing any of them.

They are:
(a) Messages from the Center of the Universe - JC750h,
(b) Zen Garden - kp5129,
(c) New Moon - kp5009f,
(d) Girl with Star String - kp2913i,
(e) Corner Sun - mk679h,
(f) Checkerboard - m2770g, and
(g) Art Set - mk9199f.

Hope you're snugged up safely inside from this cold blustery winter snow and ice! Thank you for taking the time to read my post!

For more information about my work in schools, please visit my website at http://www.artandalchemy2.com and friend me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brenda.smoak.

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Warm Blessings,