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Introduction
As many of us sit at home, doing our best to isolate ourselves and our family from the
COVID19 virus, we find ourselves comparing our current schedules and behaviors to days
when things were “normal,” just a few weeks ago. For most of us, we were forced to adapt
to new schedules and new routines almost overnight. Parents are suddenly working from
home, most classroom instruction is now taking place online, and trips to the grocery store
are suddenly creating unexpected feelings of anxiety. With all of these changes, of course,
come new questions and a new perspective of the world around us.
In an effort to help children process all of the recent changes and uncertainty, we have
created a unique journal as a place for them to record their thoughts and ideas during
this time. Hopefully this will provide your child with a safe place to share their emotions
and express how they are dealing with many of the adjustments to their daily lives. We
recommend you use this journal and the included prompts as a way to encourage your
child to write every day and as a way to stay in touch with how they are coping with this
temporary detour.
Brent Fox
Editor in Chief
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Contents
School vs. Home .................................................. 2
Daily Routine ..................................................... 9
Free Time ....................................................... 14
Friends ......................................................... 19
Family ......................................................... 23
A New World .................................................... 27
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School vs. Home
What are the biggest differences between learning from home What are the biggest differences between learning from home
compared to learning at school? Which do you prefer?compared to learning at school? Which do you prefer?
HomeHome SchoolSchool
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School vs. Home
What do you miss most about being in the classroom? What do you What do you miss most about being in the classroom? What do you
miss least?miss least?
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School vs. Home
What are the best things about doing your schoolwork at home? What are the best things about doing your schoolwork at home?
What are the worst things? Why?What are the worst things? Why?
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School vs. Home
What about being home has been better than you thought it would What about being home has been better than you thought it would
be? What has been harder? Why?be? What has been harder? Why?
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School vs. Home
How have your class assignments changed? How has your homework How have your class assignments changed? How has your homework
changed?changed?
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School vs. Home
Do you have a parent or other adult in the house who is helping Do you have a parent or other adult in the house who is helping
to teach you now? How are they similar to or different from your to teach you now? How are they similar to or different from your
school teachers?school teachers?
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School vs. Home
Did you have more homework before your school was closed or now Did you have more homework before your school was closed or now
that youre working at home? Are your parents able to help with your that youre working at home? Are your parents able to help with your
homework? If not, how are you getting help?homework? If not, how are you getting help?
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Daily Routine
What do you like about being home every day? What has surprised What do you like about being home every day? What has surprised
you most about being home all day?you most about being home all day?
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Daily Routine
What was your morning routine like before? How does it compare to What was your morning routine like before? How does it compare to
your morning routine now?your morning routine now?
BeforeBefore NowNow
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Daily Routine
What is your daily “school day” like? Are you talking with your teachers What is your daily “school day” like? Are you talking with your teachers
and classmates online? Are your assignments similar to what they and classmates online? Are your assignments similar to what they
were before? How have they changed?were before? How have they changed?
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Daily Routine
What are you doing for PE or exercise now? Draw pictures of you What are you doing for PE or exercise now? Draw pictures of you
doing different physical activities.doing different physical activities.
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Daily Routine
How have your cleaning habits recently changed? What are you How have your cleaning habits recently changed? What are you
doing differently to help keep you and your family healthy and safe?doing differently to help keep you and your family healthy and safe?
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Free Time
What kinds of extracurricular activities did you participate in when What kinds of extracurricular activities did you participate in when
school was in session? Are you still doing them now? If not, what school was in session? Are you still doing them now? If not, what
are you doing instead?are you doing instead?
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Free Time
What other things are you doing in your “free” time? Are you trying What other things are you doing in your “free” time? Are you trying
anything new?anything new?
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Free Time
What are some new activities that you would like to try? Cooking? What are some new activities that you would like to try? Cooking?
Sewing? Dancing?Sewing? Dancing?
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Free Time
What is your favorite thing to do when you get to go outside? What What is your favorite thing to do when you get to go outside? What
makes this activity so enjoyable?makes this activity so enjoyable?
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Free Time
How is this time at home similar to your summer break from school? How is this time at home similar to your summer break from school?
How is it different?How is it different?
Summer BreakSummer Break NowNow
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Friends
How are you keeping in touch with your friends?How are you keeping in touch with your friends?
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Friends
What would you tell a friend who was scared of the COVID19 virus?What would you tell a friend who was scared of the COVID19 virus?
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Friends
Are you still able to have fun with your friends? What are some things Are you still able to have fun with your friends? What are some things
that you and your friends do for fun?that you and your friends do for fun?
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Friends
Do you and your friends talk about the same things you did when Do you and your friends talk about the same things you did when
you were at school, or have your conversations changed?you were at school, or have your conversations changed?
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Family
Who else is in your house each day? Do you enjoy having your entire Who else is in your house each day? Do you enjoy having your entire
family home all day?family home all day?
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Family
Draw what someone might see if they stopped by your house and Draw what someone might see if they stopped by your house and
peeked in a window.peeked in a window.
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Family
Are your parents working from home or are they still going to work? Are your parents working from home or are they still going to work?
If they are working from home, how are they able to do their job If they are working from home, how are they able to do their job
from home?from home?
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Family
How are other people in your house dealing with all the recent How are other people in your house dealing with all the recent
changes?changes?
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A New World
What scares you about what is going on in the world? What do you What scares you about what is going on in the world? What do you
think would make you feel less scared?think would make you feel less scared?
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A New World
If you could invent something that would keep everyone safe, what If you could invent something that would keep everyone safe, what
would it be?would it be?
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A New World
What does “social distancing” mean to you?What does “social distancing” mean to you?
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A New World
What is a valuable lesson you’ve learned as a result of staying What is a valuable lesson you’ve learned as a result of staying
at home?at home?
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A New World
What are the three biggest ways in which your life has changed since What are the three biggest ways in which your life has changed since
you stopped going to school?you stopped going to school?
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A New World
What are some things that you can do to help your parents during What are some things that you can do to help your parents during
this time that you are home from school?this time that you are home from school?
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A New World
What are some ways that neighbors can help each other during these What are some ways that neighbors can help each other during these
unusual times?unusual times?
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A New World
If you could go back in time one year and tell your younger self about If you could go back in time one year and tell your younger self about
this time, how would you explain what is happening right now and this time, how would you explain what is happening right now and
the changes it has meant to your life?the changes it has meant to your life?
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A New World
Give some examples of people who are being heroes in our world Give some examples of people who are being heroes in our world
right now. Explain why you think what they are doing is heroic.right now. Explain why you think what they are doing is heroic.
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A New World
How might the world change for the better because of what is How might the world change for the better because of what is
happening right now? Think of a few ways and explain why those happening right now? Think of a few ways and explain why those
changes would be helpful.changes would be helpful.
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A New World
Are you using social media more or less than you were before? Why?Are you using social media more or less than you were before? Why?
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A New World
Do you think social media is helping or hurting your understanding Do you think social media is helping or hurting your understanding
of what’s currently going on in the world? Explain your answer.of what’s currently going on in the world? Explain your answer.
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