Week 1 February
Everyone with siblings has a war story... or two. Journal your memories.
Play It Again
Retell a scene from your favorie book, movie, or theatrical production.
Many of life's lessons are learned outside the classroom. Share a few.
Write about a drawer, cupboard or closet that is off limits at your house?
All in the Label
Is there really a difference between generic and more expensive brand names?
Week 2 February
Consider your grandparents' dating years. How has "socializing" changed?
If someone asked you how love feels, what would be your reply?
Looks vs Books
Good looks or great books. Which do you find more enticing?
Are displays of affection appropriate in public? Explain your thoughts.
Who would you trust more for romantic advice, a friend or family member?
Week 3 February
What qualities would you look for in the perfect “soul mate”? Explain.
Given ten million dollars, describe your ultimate "dream home".
Heart of Gold
Just a good person! Write about someone who fits this description.
Share some of your thoughts on the future of clean energy. Is there one?
What personal qualities do you associate with this human characterization?
Week 4 February
Winner Takes All
Is there any thing to be learned in sports (or in life), by losing?
Describe your dream car/vehicle (in detail) and the places it will take you.
Don't be a Dropout
Write a letter persuading a close friend (real or imagined) to stay in school.
Digital dogs and cats? Could such an "app" replace a live animal? Explain.
What part of frontier life in the 18th century would appeal most/least to you.