R is for Remembering

Welcome to my 2020 Blogging A-Z April Challenge. Each day, I will post a brief Journal On! Daily Writers’ Workshops lesson and prompt. Teachers, parents, and students may use the material to encourage daily writing practice, spark insight, and embrace mindful reflection.   

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Remember when we… 

We are living in a historic time. THE COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted, frightened, and changed all of our lives. Despite the disorder, there are highlights we will remember and retell for a very long time. Reminiscing together involves sharing personal stories. Even though we are all stuck in our homes during the COVID-19 crisis, stories of courage, resourcefulness, and sometimes funny incidents will shine through. We will retell the events, laugh about the antics, and ponder the lessons learned. Let’s journal about some of the memorable events we had experienced during this historic time. 

  1. Primary Prompt: Think about the time you played a game or took a relaxing walk or bike ride with someone in your family. Draw the picture and label the people and things in your picture. Write about your memory.
  2. Intermediate Prompt: Remember an event that happened while you and your family are sheltering-in-place. Did you help make masks, teach your mom how to Zoom, or maybe bake or cook something new and delicious? Write about your memory.
  3. Upper-Intermediate Prompt: Think back to an event when you and your family first had to shelter-in-place. Consider how you were feeling and the changes you had to adjust to. Journal about the changes you lived through and what you have learned.


Until tomorrow, Everyone.



Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

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8 thoughts

  1. I am doing exactly this. My initial plan was to write ‘love stories’ for the A-Z challenge. But in the last moment I changed it and decided to write about how I am feeling, what is going around, how things are changing around me during this pandemic. Some of them are grim but I am trying to make them funny, so that people doesn’t get further stressed by reading my posts.

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  2. When A to Z is over, I hope to blog about the 1918 influenza pandemic, in which one of my grandfather’s brothers died. I have long wanted to address this topic — and due to C19 quarantine, come to it with a new, deeper understanding. Your prompts could help me access feelings then and now about living through a devastating, worldwide public health crisis. So thank you.

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