1st Grade Journal Entries http://www.nucleusoflife.com/apps/photos/ 1st Grade Journal Entries Pointdexter Makes a Friend Topic Sentence: Introduces Pointdexter and who he is and what he ends up doing in the story. Middle Sentences: Talks about his ability to work well with others. Final Sentence: States how something good came out of his ability to help someone else who enjoyed the same things he did. http://www.nucleusoflife.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179641641 179641641 Edwin Speaks Up Topic Sentence: Introduces Baby Edwin and how his family visited the grocery store together. Middle Sentences: Talks about the detailed events of what happened at the store. Conclusion: Focuses on how Edwin helps his family and so does God help Noah's family during the flood. http://www.nucleusoflife.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179641642 179641642 Three Bags Full Topic Sentence: Introduces character and her dilemma. Middle Sentences: Talks about how the character helps someone. Conclusion: Points out that the character should have used more discernment in helping out again with bible verse 1 Sam 16:7. http://www.nucleusoflife.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179641643 179641643 The Empty Pot Topic: Introduces the problem the emperor has in the story. Middle Sentences: Sets up how the emperor solves the problem. Conclusion: Reveals that the main character is not tricked because he is honest and references Phil 4:8. http://www.nucleusoflife.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179641644 179641644 The Thanksgiving Story Topic Sentence: Introduces the relationship between the pilgrims and Indians when coming to America. Middle Sentences: Introduces two Indian characters who helped spread peace among the visitors. Conclusion: References praising the Lord on the 1st Thanksgiving with Psalm 9:1. http://www.nucleusoflife.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179641645 179641645 Ellen's Apple Tree Topic Sentence: Introduces how the applet tree is one of Ellen's favorite places. Middle Sentences: Discusses how the tree was damaged and replaced to give the family something good. Conclusion: References how God can give us good things like the tree...when we praise Him. http://www.nucleusoflife.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179641646 179641646 The Best Gift of All Topic Sentence: Introduces Mole and how he felt. Middle Sentences: Talks about how the three friends travel to their fourth friend who is sick. Conclusion: Acts 20:35 shows us how blessed it is to give rather than receive...just as the Mole did for his friends. http://www.nucleusoflife.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179641647 179641647 Poppleton in the Fall Topic Sentence: Introduces characters and their relationship Middle Sentences: Talks about how Cherry Sue cares for Poppleton Conclusion: States how Cherry Sue is like the Good Samaritan LK 10:34. http://www.nucleusoflife.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179641648 179641648 The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses Topic Sentence: States what book is about...five senses. Middle Sentences: Picks out favorite sense and one important fact. Conclusion: Tells how he feels about this sense...happy and we read Psalm 34:8,9 about happiness. http://www.nucleusoflife.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179641649 179641649 Zack's Alligator Topic Sentence: Introduces characters and their relationship Middle Sentences: Discusses how character grew every time watered. Conclusion: States how character felt about this. http://www.nucleusoflife.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179641650 179641650