Beach:
1. Write about your first trip to the beach.
2. Describe your favorite beach apparel.
3. What would be some advantages and disadvantages to living on the beach.
4. Where do you think the term “beach bum” comes from?
5. What kind of “beach creature” (non-human) would you like to be?
6. Use all 5 senses in describing an early morning walk along the beach.
7. Plan the perfect “beach party”.
8. Think of three educational purposes that could be achieved with a class field trip to the beach.
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1 – Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People are never satisfied with what they have; they always want something more or something different.
2 – People have different ways of escaping the stress and difficulties of modern life. Some read; some exercise; others work in their gardens. What do you think are the best ways of reducing stress? Use specific details and examples in your answer
3 – Agnes Repplier said, “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” What did she mean? To what extend do you agree, or disagree, with this statement?
4 – My children will want to make sure that they either cut my cable or my credit cards or perhaps just to be safe both as I’ve assured myself that as soon as I can even remotely claim ‘senility made me buy it’—I will…
5 – I fear that our steady and often indiscriminate diet of information in mass daily quantities will do to our minds what fast food has done to our bodies… J. McKay
6 – Some young children spend a great amount of their time practicing sports. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer
7 – Some famous athletes and entertainers earn millions of dollars every year. Do you think these people deserve such high salaries? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
9 – If you could be the best athlete in the world in any sport, which sport would it be? Why would you choose this sport? How would your life be different as a mode athlete?
10 – Smart Pills: if you could purchase a bottle of “smart” pills that would guarantee success in just one subject area, what would be your choice… and why.
11 – You’ve been offered a trip to the destination of your choice with one other person. Who would you choose as your traveling partner, and where would you go?
12 – This has led me to wonder what parts of the set to my life’s stage would just boggle another human’s mind. What about my daily experience would be fascinating to someone else …
13 – Some people think that they can learn better by themselves than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better to have a teacher. Which do you prefer?
14 – I’m not sure when I fell through the looking glass but I just keep getting closer to everything I set out to run from. …
15 – If you could invent something new, what product would you develop? Use specific details to explain why this invention is needed
16 – What kind of people do you like to hang around with?
17 – Do you think it’s possible for people to change the way they are? Explain.
18 – What kind of personality do you think is important for those who choose teaching as a profession.
19 – Compare and contrast the personality of your parents.
20 – Do a character sketch of your favorite T.V. personality.
21 – Would you rather be very boring, but physically great looking, or have a “knock-out” personality with very ordinary physical features.
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Year in Review: Jot down a quick summary of this past calendar year… its highs and lows.
Future Predictions: Peer into a crystal ball and the future of (y)our world 50 years from now.
Life Swap: If you could switch places with someone, who would it be? Explain.
Parental Prodding: How would life change if Mom / Dad had their way with your New Year’s resolutions.
Biggest Loser: Why are weight loss plans rarely successful? What, in your opinion, works?
Kid President: Share a State of the Union message to the country… from your perspective.
Self Control: Discuss how healthy choices while young could improve your life much later.
Music Maker: 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.
I Have a Dream: What can you do, personally, to help Dr. Kings dream come true?
Happy Hour: Write a multi-sensory description of your favorite time of day.
Freedom of Speech: What does this constitutional right mean to you? Should there be limits?.
Our Food Network: Explain the importance of protecting each link in mother nature’s food chain.
It’s Not Over…: Tell about a time when you thought the game was won, but then…
Watch Out: Any personal experience with not paying attention? Write about it.
Real World Math: Describe yourself, a favorite activity, or place, in the form of a story problem.
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?
Stop It: Share some annoying human behaviors that drives you (or others) crazy.
Joy Riding: Tell of a “ride to remember” on a vehicle (or animal) of your choice.
A Bug’s Life: If you could morph into a bug’s body, what kind would you be? Why?
A Deli Delight: Describe the making, appearance and taste of the perfect sandwich.
A Looking Glass: Today’s topic opens a window to your future. What do you see?
A Perfect Ten: Share your best performance ever (in or out of school).
A Personal Treasure: Think of a valued keepsake? Describe it and share the “rest of the story”.

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