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My First Day…

Tell five things you'd like to do on your next birthday.

The qualities that make a best friend are...

You have an extra $100,000 to give away; you cannot spend it on yourself. What would you do with the money?

What would you do if you were president of the United States?

Tell about an event in your life that has caused a change in you.

If I could give one piece of advice to any person in history, that advice would be...

Describe your perfect vacation.

Describe a dream that you had recently. Provide as many details as possible.

You have the freedom to travel to any city or country in the world. Where would you go and why?

The best lesson my grandparent (or parent or any relative) ever taught me was...

Everyone enjoys receiving a gift.

What is the best gift you ever received? Why was it so special?

My worst mistake was...

What was the best school lunch you’ve ever had? What’s the worst? List three ways to make lunches at your school better…

A pet peeve is something a person finds annoying.

 

Make a list of your pet peeves. Next to each peeve, include a suggestion of how it might be changed…

 

What athlete or celebrity inspires you to be your best? Why?

“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children, to earn the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to give of one's self, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--that is to have succeeded.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

You’ve made it through September!!!

Tell about your day and things that you are excited about this year in school…

What do you think would happen if dictionaries suddenly disappeared? How would this affect you?

How far would you go to win a bet? Think about it… Would you swim with a hungry shark? Sleep in a bat cave?...

 

FREE WRITING

 

Pick a topic of your own or tell me about your day.

Imagine you are an immigrant coming here for a better life. You see The Statue of Liberty for the first time, what would you be thinking?

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”

-Dr. Seuss

“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.”

-Tom Krause

What do you remember about your favorite teacher?

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

FREE
WRITING

 

Pick a topic of your own or tell me about your day.

What is your favorite thing to do or place to go on the weekend? Why?

What do you want people to know about you when you go to high school?

 

FREE WRITING

 

Pick a topic of your own or tell me about your day.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

-Dr. Seuss

Pick an activity that you enjoy and tell about it…

Why do you like it? How is it played or done? Why do people do it?

 

FREE WRITING

 

Pick a topic of your own or tell me about your day.

People always say to “follow your dreams…” What are your dreams and how will you follow them?

Do you agree that kids are rushed too much in today’s world? Explain and describe.

FREE WRITING

 

Pick a topic of your own or tell me about your day.

“If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

-Lewis Carroll

Choose an emotion.

Make a list of other words that describe the same emotion.

FREE WRITING

 

Pick a topic of your own or tell me about your day.

What is your favorite holiday? Tell about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you could choose between becoming a king or queen or finding happiness with the person you love, what would you choose? Why?

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

FREE WRITING

 

Pick a topic of your own or tell me about your day.

What do you think the purpose of a newspaper should be? If you were a reporter, what would you write about?

 

FREE WRITING

 

Pick a topic of your own or tell me about your day.

FREE WRITING

 

Pick a topic of your own or tell me about your day.

 

 “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”

-Jamie Paolinetti

FREE WRITING

 

Pick a topic of your own or tell me about your day.

 

 

FREE WRITING

 

Pick a topic of your own or tell me about your day.

 

 

What are you going to do over Winter Break? What do you expect to do when you come back to school in January?

 

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Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny!