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If you came to school with a warning label, what would it say, and why?
Write about a time when your behavior was "less than perfect".
Everyone has a different style of learning. What works for you? Explain.
Ever been blamed for something you didn’t do? Share your feelings.
Books, Movies and Me
Write about a few books and movies that you've enjoyed and would recommend to others.
Kids Gone Wild
Write about a mess that you were a part of and the trouble it caused.
What do you know, or would like to know, about your family ancestors?
Write about something (anything) that you really, really like to see or do.
Funny Classroom Memory
Share a funny educational experience involving a classmate or teacher.
Gold Medal Mom... Dad... Grandparent!
Describe a parent's Olympic performance in your own personal life.
What is it that helps reduce your anxiety level when things get crazy?
The Whipping Boy
Which role best fits your life experience, Prince Brat or the Whipping Boy.
Write about a time when procrastination got you into a heap of trouble.
How do you measure up? What changes are needed for you to feel better.
Share an experience you've had helping another person learn.
Love, hate, or simply endure it, what are your thoughts on dancing?
Share a favorite childhood bedtime story, and the memories it holds.
Write about a few of your favorites, and the memories from playing them.
No Place Like Home
Share your thoughts on this memorable line from the Wizard of Oz.
What is it that makes the holiday season so special at your house.
Share everything you know about an instrument that you really like.
Never Give Up
Tell about a time you wanted to quit but kept on trying... and the end result.
Share some annoying human behaviors that drive you (or others) crazy.
Write about a favorite toy from your childhood (in or out of the water).
What kind of things do you think about when life, or school, gets kind of boring.
Create a "word picture" from your favorite animated TV show.
Share an experience, funny or not, related to the Law of Gravity.
A Natural High
Write your own prescription for feeling good in a drug free world.
If someone asked you how love feels, what would be your reply?
Heart of Gold
Just a good person! Write about someone in your life who fits this description.
Write about a drawer, cupboard or closet that is off limits at your house?
In My Dreams
Fill in the details of a golden ticket to your “fantasy land” of choice.
Divine intervention, or dumb luck? Share a "too close for comfort" story.
Brains vs Beauty
Would you rather be known as super smart, or very good looking?
Just Goofing Off
Ever used this common excuse for your stupid behavior? Please share.
Rural vs Urban
City life or country living? Which is your opinion is better... and why?
Give a sensory description of the most awful meal that you have ever eaten.
Explain why you think "The Arts" should (or should not) be taught in schools.
Write about your friends. Discuss the defining characteristics of strong and lasting relationships.
I Can Fix That
What kind of repair technician do you think you would like to be? Explain.
Make A Wish
Given six months to live, what life-long dream would you like fulfilled.
What three questions would you like answered. Explain your choices and thinking.
Write about a time when you gave up and didn’t finish a job or task.
Describe in detail the flora and fauna in the place you call home.
What's your preferred method of cooking eggs for breakfast?
Like to change something about your appearance? Write about it.
Write about the last time you experienced something new and different.
Share and describe a few of your favorite birthday party celebrations.
Write about the last time that you go really, really angry. What happened?
Mm Mm Good
Describe your favorite soup. What are the ingredients that make it so tasty.
Moonlit fun with friends and family. Share your favorite activities.
If I Were in Charge
How would things be different if you were in total control of your life?
Take Me Home
Family vacations are supposed to be fun. Write about one that wasn't.
Double Dog Dare
Write about a time when peer pressure overcame common sense, and...
What would be on your menu of choice? Include a sensory description.
How do you feel about spiders and bugs... like 'em, or not?
Outside the Box
Write about an experience that required (or stimulated) a lot of creative imagination.
Share a time you were anxious, then scared, then terrified, then relieved.
Tell about a memorable visit to a doctor or dentist office.
Modern Day Explorer
Where would you choose to go for a modern day adventure / exploration?
Describe a favorite smell. Write about the memories that it triggers.
Life is not fair, or so it seems. Ever felt sorry for yourself? Share the story.
Tell about something that you really like to do under the big blue sky.
Describe something that you love to touch and tell how it makes you feel.
Think of a valued keepsake? Describe it and share the "rest of the story".
Remember a day riding your favorite “wheels”. Share the experience.
Tell about a time when you, or a friend, tried something that was really stupid.
How are you with organizational skills? Think about your closet, drawers and room.
Tell about an animal that is/was (or that you would like) part of your family.
Tell about a time when the outcome fell short of your expectations.
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Tell about your very first encounter with the Jolly Old Elf himself.
Get Your Game On
How do you prepare for a public performance, or sports competition?
Life... Take Two
Ever wish that you could rewind a moment in time... Explain.
Taste of Home
What meals will be missed from mom's kitchen after leaving home?
How would life change if Mom / Dad set your New Year's resolutions. Explain.
Any personal experience with not paying attention? Write about it.
Everyone makes mistakes. Share a lesson learned... the hard way!
Fears & Phobias
Write about a few things in everyday life that scare, or even terrify you.
Which treat best fits your life and personality. Explain your "sweet alias".
Nowhere to Hide
Tell about an embarrassing moment involving those of the opposite sex.
It's Not Fair
Tell of a lesson you’ve learned from the "school of hard knocks".
Describe a typical boy/girl behavior that you find least endearing. Why?
Everyone with siblings has a war story... or two. Journal your memories.
Who would you trust more for romantic advice, a friend or family member?
What part of frontier life in the 18th century would appeal most/least to you.
Paint a word picture that describes your favorite celestial setting.
Describe a few simple pleasures that are sure to light up your day.
Share something from your life that could never be put back together again.
Tell about a personal event of loss and grief from your own life experiences.
Write about your favorite genre of literature. What do you like to read?
What, when, how and where. Fill in the details of your favorite family activity.
Ever wish that you had a little more self-control with your eating? Explain.
Share an experience that you'd like to go back in time and change, or delete.
... had a farm. Which animal would you most like to be? Explain.
Write about your favorite music. Consider what your life would be like without it.
Give it Time
Time heals all wounds. Do you agree with this saying... or not?
Only One You
What personal traits make you special and unique... one of a kind.
What life experiences come to mind when you think of this action verb.
Dogs vs Cats
Which do you think makes the best pet, cats or dogs? Explain why.
How would winning $1,000,000 change the way you live your life?
Man of the House
Write about an experience with Dad (or Grandpa) that is worth remembering.
Tell about a few of your all-time favorite candies and treats.
Well Worn Memories
Detail your most cherished items of clothing. Share how they make you feel.
Share some of your favorite recreational activities that involve sun and water.
What part of being a kid will you miss... ten or twenty years from now?
Fame or Fortune
Global recognition or a private life worth millions... your choice? Explain.