Wreck This Journal is complete and finalized after a successful first year launch. Post some new ideas for me to try next year. Doodle Pad?
Ms. Maxwell was the latest to engage in the Wreck This Journal Challenge. I have added the updated pictures to the sideshow so check out the latest entries. Still need a few more volunteers. I am sending the journal off to another 6th grader when we return to school and then it will be available again. This journal has really gone above my expectations to thank you to those of you who have added your two cents worth.
This morning I was thanking Mrs. Cleveland for taking the time to add to the artwork to the Wreck This Journal Challenge. She mentioned that a student wanted to add to the journal so I handed the journal off and did not think much more about it.
Later in the afternoon, Mrs. Cleveland returned the journal after a few students had fun with it during lunch. They did a fabulous job. I will admit that the journal is starting to take on a personality that cannot be described. It has quite the unique smell with the combination of the Bath and Body Work smell mixed with the Chinese food lunch smeared on the pages during lunch today. Thank you Franki, Emily, Amanda and any other students who helped to add to the journal. You really added your own unique element to the journal and a funky smell. The fortune cookie statement said, “Tomorrow is a good day. Try something new.” So go ahead and try something new like taking the journal and adding your own personal touch to it.
The other thing that I am finding out is that this is becoming release therapy. I have a problem when it comes to books. If I buy a book it cannot be creased, crinkled, etc. It must be in perfect condition. I have spent the last few years using the library as that was a huge obstacle to overcome because the books were not mine. If a book is in bad shape I cannot read it. It drives me insane. This journal is now far from being in pristine shape and I have come to accept it. Actually, it is forcing me to learn that this journal is perfect the way it is.
Who wants the journal next? Please email or come track me down.
Last bit of info. The journal is getting to the point where the entries are asking you to rip out pages and if you choose to do so that is fine, but please include what you did with the page back in the bag that the journal comes enclosed in so I can scan it in. Additionally, it is also asking people to do tasks with the journal. Be sure to take a picture or video so I can add that also. For example, “Find a way to wear the journal”. Video yourself wearing the journal at the mall or something or take several pictures. I want everything captured so we can share the essence of this journal.
Here is the updated artwork in this slide show. Enjoy and don’t be afraid to come take the journal for the weekend.
I was blessed with another person taking on the Wreck This Journal Challenge. This time it was from one of our fellow staff members at BMS. Mrs. Cleveland took the journal home and even had her daughter(who is 6 and did a fabulous job) contribute to the journal. Here are the new pieces of artwork.
The journal has been returned from North Carolina. The great and fabulous blogger Haley from http://haleymathiot.blogspot.com/ was awesome enough to be the first to add elements to the journal. Check out the stuff she added to the book. Some are much better in person(the one page has a smell which you cannot really scan into the blog). The best one is the sewing image. I am blown away. This journal has already surpassed all my expectations with this artwork/sewing. I even made it my header for my blog. The challenge is now bestowed upon the next contributors to outdue what has been started. Who wants it next? Some have show interest, but after contacting each of the volunteers nobody responded. So………jump on board and add to this cool experience. Send me an email so I can mail it off. Great job Haley and be sure to check her blog as it is one of the best ones out there right now. Adios.