Week 1 August
Under the Sea
Begin an adventure tale, set amidst the depths of the "deep blue sea".
Describe a favorite smell and the pleasant memories that it evokes.
Share some favorite outdoor activities after the sun has gone down.
Write about the last time you experienced something new and different.
Given $1000 to spend online, what sites would be on your "click list"?
Week 2 August
Write about the funniest person you know. Why do they make you laugh?
Online or Downtown
Would you rather do your school shopping online, or at the mall? Explain.
Write about a time when your behavior was "less than perfect".
Describe the challenges of a typical school day morning at your house.
Smart Phone Debate
Should students be allowed to use their personal devices in school? Explain.
Week 3 August
My Summer Vacation
Imagine that $1,000 is being offered for the best entry on this topic. Make it good!
If you came to school with a warning label, what would it say, and why?
Paid to Learn
Discuss this radical proposal to help with motivation and attendance issues.
Beginning and End
Compare and contrast the first week of school with the last. Different, or the same?
What could be done to make learning more enjoyable? Explain you answer.
Week 4 August
Different is Good
Apply this bold statement to finding success in school and in life. True, or not?
What part of your academic performance could use a boost? Explain.
Should penmanship still be taught in today's digital world? Share your opinion.
Your opinion on effective, appropriate classroom rules would be appreciated.
Work vs Talent
Which is more important in school and in life? Write a quick "self-evaluation".