Grammar Journals are an interesting way to teach/integrate grammar lessons. Left side is the grammar lesson with rules, and the right side is their attempts at using it in their own way with a writing prompt. Could use as a method of assessment.
LOVE this idea! "Give Me a ." as a formative assessment or exit ticket. Students write a statement about what they've learned and a question they are not sure about. If they don't have a question, they can create a quiz question.
Class journals - once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic. New twist on my classroom journals.
Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday telling parents what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover.