Putting Your Thoughts on Paper:Visual Ideas… Putting your ideas/learning into your learning journal. Doodling can actually help you focus and make it easier to listen. It can relieve stress and improve productivity. It can also help in memory retention; doodle a number or word or image that pertains to what’s being addressed and it’s more likely to stay with you. When your hands are occupied, you can transfer some of that nervous energy to the paper and allow your mind to focus.
Gathering materials:family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
Reading and Writing Connection:Doodling practice for comprehension
Drafting responses: Guide: “Just for today, let’s practice a few doodles. While taking notes, doodling while writing the important concepts will help your mind to create a “picture” that is available knowledge and easily remembered.” Allow each family member to practice doodling creations. Invite them to doodle this summer’s favorite memory/discovery. Encourage them to add sketches, objects, lines, and color to their thoughts (10 min).
Next: Discuss: Let each family member share their “Doodling Thoughts“ creation. Remind them that respectful listeners make eye contact with the person sharing without interrupting.
Finally: Watch one or both of the doodling videos. Invite them to sketch with the artists.
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