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I’m always looking for ways to help my kids stay on track and accomplish their goals. The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to try new things for the new year. The kids all have reading time each day and have book reports that have to be given throughout the year, so we decided to try Reading Log Books to help them keep track of all their reading this year.

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Since my kids are always borrowing my Sharpie products I bought them some of their own. My favorite are the Sharpie Fine and Ultra Fine and I love the amazing color selection. Staples has all Sharpie Fine and Ultra Fine markers and highlighters on sale starting August 10th, while supplies last. I think things always work better for kids if they have a hand in making and creating it so they made their own Reading Log Books using a composition book and Sharpie products.

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I love watching their creativity. They were able to show their personalities and likes through their reading log book covers.

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Sharpie fine tip markers were perfect to illustrate the covers. The colors are still bright and clear even on the colored book covers.

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And one of them was even determined to use every color in the package. I love the vibrant colors!

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I love that the kids all created some thing they love and that they’re proud of. Now it’s time to start logging their reading.

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The first page of the reading log is filled out like the one above. Title of book, # of pages, date started, date finished, and rating. The other kids filled theirs out but I made Ammon’s so he would know how to fill out the next one, once he finishes the book he’s reading now.

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The Sharpie Ultra Fine are perfect for documenting their reading. Each time the kids read they write the page numbers and a sentence or 2 about what they read. Each page can hold a weeks worth of reading.

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Once they are finished with the book they are reading there is still plenty of room in the reading log to add more books. This makes it so much easier for them to write a book report or give a presentation when the time comes.

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It’s always a challenge at the beginning of the school year to find a place for all the kids school supplies. We live in a much smaller home now so I will be working on where to store everything. The reading log books are on my craft room table right now, since the kids like to gather in there anyway. I made the Sharpie bucket to hold all their markers close to their Reading Logs. The kids are happy to have their own markers and so am I.

Don’t forget starting August 10th Staples will have all Sharpie fine and Ultra Fine markers and highlighters on sale, while supplies last. Stock up for school and office.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa August 5, 2014 at 8:01 am

Great idea!! I love the coloured sharpies too!!
L x
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Abbie from Lovin' Our Chaos August 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm

You are a teacher’s dream parent! Love these books and hope your kids continue to use them throughout the school year! <3
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Laura August 6, 2014 at 8:30 am

This is a great idea! Your kids are very good at drawing. We don’t have a reading log but I think my son would really like to keep track. It would be nice to track his progress. And Sharpies are the best!

Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline August 6, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Those log books are a great idea, Leanne! I homeschool my boys and this will be perfect to keep track of their book reading for the year and now thanks to you I know where I’ll be August 10th ~ Staples! I am a school supply junkie and I love Sharpies.
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Amy Anderson August 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Awesome idea – this would be perfect for my niece!

Heather August 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm

These log books are such a great way to keep track of their reading but also such a great way for them to see their progress too! Love Sharpies!

amy @ one artsy mama August 6, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Such a great idea! And now I want an Emmet journal….lol

Claire @ A Little Claireification August 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm

What a fun idea – my boys would love this! Pinned!
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shannah @ Just Us Four August 7, 2014 at 6:59 am

This is such a cute idea!
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kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor August 7, 2014 at 8:16 am

My boys would love these!! Great idea!!

WendysHat August 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

Oh I love this! Love drawing with Sharpies and remember my youngest filling up notebooks with reading logs. Fun!

Kara August 7, 2014 at 9:22 am

What a great idea!! Why did I never think of making reading logs for my kids? At the end of every summer we’re always trying to think back to what books they finished so they can take their AR tests on them. I love your kids’ artwork with the Sharpies. I had no idea that they had so many different tips for writing/drawing.
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sharon garofalow August 7, 2014 at 10:01 am

What a great idea! I am certainly going to have to make these this year. We had a really hard time of keeping track of the reading last year. This would really take the stress off.

Jennifer August 7, 2014 at 10:33 am

So fun and cute for kids to do. My kiddos would have fun drawing and creating special pictures for their own noteboooks.
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Meegan August 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

What a great idea for kids of all ages. Thanks for sharing Leann.
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Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade August 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

These are great!

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