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