Journal Prompts for Kids about Back to School Part 2 (see Back to School Journal Prompts Part 1 here)— As your students adjust to a new grade, new teachers, and new lessons, encourage them to explore their thoughts and feelings about the school year with these 53 new journal prompts.
From thinking about their influence over younger students to determining the most efficient ways to complete homework, these journaling exercises help students focus on their hopes and goals for the year. Best of all, the fun questions here are a great way to ease students back into writing after a long summer vacation.
When students journal they quickly become more comfortable with writing and expressing their own opinions. Journaling teaches students that they have something valuable to say and gives them an open forum to voice their feelings. By beginning the year with back to school journal prompts, you can set the tone for a successful school year full of journaling and reflection.
Go back to school the right way with these new journal prompts, and watch as your students get creative with their plans for the upcoming year!
Journal Prompts for Kids — 53 MORE Back to School Writing Ideas
- This year, I want to learn…
- How can I help out younger students?
- What is your favorite thing about going back to school?
- What does it feel like to be in the __________ grade?
- Write about three places that you’d like to visit on a field trip.
- Do you prefer cafeteria food or homemade lunches?
- What school subjects can you help others to understand?
- Write a story about some kids who get locked in school overnight.
- I’m most looking forward to __________ this year because…
- What is your favorite extracurricular activity at school?
- I want to get __________ grades this year. I will do this by…
- What are five important things you learned last year?
- What was the best day you ever had at school?
- What are your favorite subjects?
- Write a poem about our school.
- Last year, I felt successful when…
- I admire the __________ class because…
- How can I make this the best year ever?
- What do you think is the hardest subject in school?
- Write about the lessons you think our class should focus on this year.
- What would an outside visitor think of our classroom?
- Should kids wear uniforms to school?
- After summer, have you forgotten anything you learned last year?
- What do you do when you have trouble with an assignment?
- When is the best time for you to do your homework? Right after school? Before bedtime?
- Write about your locker decorations. What have you chosen?
- What is your favorite classroom chore?
- Would you rather ride the bus to school or get a ride from your parents?
- What kind of role does learning play in your life?
- Write a silly story about the best science fair project ever.
- What is your favorite thing to do at recess?
- How can we thank important people around the school, like our secretary, nurse, or janitor?
- What are three things that being in __________ grade means to you?
- What are your goals for this school year?
- Write about your favorite way to learn.
- How many books do you think you can read this year?
- Write about your ideas for a class party. How can we earn one?
- What is the best part of the school year?
- Write a poem about the first day of school.
- If I learn __________ this year, I will feel successful.
- What is your favorite school subject?
- What is the best time of the school day?
- How can our class set a good example for other classes?
- Who are some people in your class that you’d like to get to know better?
- Where do you do your best homework?
- Write about a time when extra studying or a friend helped you with a tough assignment.
- Would you rather have shorter days of school all year, or longer days with a summer break?
- What is the most exciting thing you studied last year?
- I know that __________ will help prepare me for high school because…
- After I finish my homework, I feel…
- What is a day of school that you’ll always remember?
- Write a poem about waiting for the final bell to ring.
- What goals can our class set this year?
More Back to School Writing Ideas
- 51 Back to School Writing Prompts for Students
- 33 Going Back to School Journal Starters
- 3 Simple Writing Activities for the First Weeks of School
Until next time, write on…
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