During the first week of Kindergarten with Michel, Paul and Cora, they were discussing the kinds of things that children thought they would put into their journals this year.
It was during that discussion that -- for the first time -- I hypothesized that the word <journal> must almost certainly be related tothe word <journey>! I added my idea to the group without mentioning the connectoin at first. A little later I shared my idea that maybe we write about our "journeys through the day" in our journal -- and that I thought these words must share a base. However, I had to go and confirm that hypotheis. (Note: you can see from the iamge above that we also were learning to spell out the digraphs in the words <the> and <day>!)
I later did my research and shared my findings in the pdf attached HERE (screen shot of first page below.)