My 3rd, 4th and 5th graders use art journals. Some of the topics are about artists we are studying other topics come from the book above. I read the question then give then 2-3 minutes to write and reflect, then we share our thoughts aloud.
Last week I read a random question from the book to my fourth grades. The question was something like..."What would it be like if on Fridays we could only see yellow?". One of my students answered " There would be no more racism". Words from a 4th grader-WOW!!