Introducing the .... Journal Fairy

Friday, October 4, 2013

I'm no different than all of you talented teachers out there reading this in teacher land.  I have awesome, crazy ideas at's my latest!  I introduced my students to the 'journal fairy' this week.  Oh my goodness it's like I struck GOLD!!!  My kiddos are great AWESOME this year!!!  It's one of those years where you secretly don't want the year to end because the mixture of kids in your class is like 'magical'.  I have had my fair share of years that weren't quite like this so I'm embracing this completely right now!!!  Anyway I have been working very hard on getting my kiddos to take their time, write neatly with proper spacing..blah!blah!blah! in their writing.  So I decided that if they have neat journals, with proper periods and capitals and have re-read it for mistakes than the journal fairy just MAY show up.  So when they are at recess or lunch or sometimes we have to delay her visit because I'm visiting with  my friends too much or making copies or something to that extent during my breaks....the fairy comes and leaves glitter on their journal.  YEP right on their writing for them to see.  I also added a small prize but my good friend told me nix the prize every time.  SMART woman let me tell you...I don't have a lot of money or let's be real here TIME to go to the Dollar Store and get mini prizes.  Although I did find out through some blogging besties that the Dollar Store has some on line shopping or something but that is for another post.  Anyway the Journal Fairy sometimes leaves glitter and sometimes a small prize if their writing has all the elements I'm looking for....
I had a teacher come in to visit me and she saw my students journals on their desks and said, " wow your students write so neatly. " I was like yay don't they?!?  Ha, ha I didn't tell her my 'secret'.
So...grab some glitter and introduce the journal fairy to your read their journals anyways and make comments so why not make it something fun and memorable for them?!? <3  If you love this idea you can find out more about it here:
PS for those of you that read my currently - I busted a move and got bangs...


  1. I love this idea! I will share it with my teachers tonight on facebook.

    Thinking Out Loud

  2. The Journal Fairy is such a cute idea! I love it. And the bangs? Fabulous!!

    Primary Teacherhood

  3. LOVE IT ALL- the journal fairy, the glitter, and the bangs! Thanks for sharing your idea :)

  4. Oh my goodness...I LOVVVVE it all!!! And...your bangs are HOT!!! Thank you for sharing such a simple yet brilliant idea!!!! Love!
    Hugs - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

  5. Vicky, you are too dang cute! Journal fairy...bangs and all. You are adorable. Thank you for sharing your "trick" with us. I am off to buy my little darlings some festive erasers now.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  6. a friend of mine sprinkles glitter all over her kids beds for the tooth fairy. I love this. Maybe the journal fairy can leave a skittle instead of a prize??? I love this idea and will do it for sure.

  7. SUch a great idea to make writing more fun. =) Will definitely need to try.

    Just Wild About Teaching

  8. Such an awesome idea! Writing can really be hard and frustrating for kids but this makes it fun! I am having a giveaway on my blog. Come and check it out!

    Keep Calm and Apple On