One two-week session
June 22–July 2
Boys and girls, rising 4th through rising 6th graders
*This class will take place online*
What to bring: Computer with webcam and microphone capability, WiFi access, writing utensils, notebook
Throw yourself into the art of journaling! Writers will have the opportunity to see all different types of journals, from the dream journal, to the gratitude journal, to the journals that showcase each writer’s creativity. With a field trip to the craft store, writers can fill the pages of their blank journals with personal entries, pictures, quotes, dreams, mementos, and much, much more! Throughout the workshop, writers will express their writing through multi-genre entries, immerse themselves in journal-y literature, such as Dear Dumb Diary and Dork Diaries, and get to know some famous journalers, all while creating a beautiful keepsake journal. By the end of the workshop, writers will be full-fledged members of the journaling community, sharing, growing, and writing out their dear diary moments.
Also check out Adventures in Creative Writing, The Writer’s Workshop, & Tall Tales!
Teacher bio: Ms. Poyatt currently serves as the fifth-grade reading and writing teacher at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, MD. She previously taught at independent schools in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, and she holds a master’s degree in children’s literature and language arts and an educational specialist degree in educational theory and practice with a focus on literacy and writing. Ms. Poyatt is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Red Clay Writing Project Summer Institute, and she serves as a teacher consultant for the project as well. She continues to take courses in the teaching of and craft of writing, and she has written various poems and short stories.
Fun fact: Ms. Poyatt is an accomplished singer and dancer, and she has performed with community-theater groups in the area.