Journals are worth 4 points each day. 1 point
for copying the journal topic into Microsoft Word. 3 more points for writing 3
sentences on that days topic. If a student only writes one sentence then they
only get the one point that sentence is worth; if a students writes four or
more sentences they only receive the three points the assignment is
worth. (NO EXTRA CREDIT)
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Bellwork for the week of August 27 - August 31 - Save as "Your Name - Journals 1 - 5" in your Digital Literacy Folder
Journal #1 - "What is your favorite class on your schedule this year?"
Journal #2 - "If you had one more week of summer break, what would you have liked to have done?"
Journal #3 - "What is your favorite movie and why?"
Journal #4 - "What is your favorite day of the week and why?"
Journal #5 - "What is your favorite food and why?"
Bellwork for the week of September 4 - September 7 - Save as "Your Name - Journals 6 - 9" in your Digital Literacy Folder
Journal #6 - "If I were a teacher I would teach (subject) because ____."
Journal #7 - "If I could live anywhere I would want to live ____."
Journal #8 - "If I could write a book, it would be about..."
Journal #9 - "What is my favorite toy and why?"
Bellwork for the week of September 10 - September 14 - Save as "Your Name - Journals 10 - 14" in your Digital Literacy Folder
Journal #10 - "What is your favorite childhood memory?"
Journal #11 - "What is your favorite childhood cartoon?"
Journal #12 - "Free Journal - write three sentences on any topic"
Journal #13 - "What is your favorite kind of junk food?
Journal #14 - "What is your favorite sport and why?"
Bellwork for the week of September 17 - September 21 - Save as "Your Name - Journals 15 - 19" in your Digital Literacy Folder
Journal #15 - "How do you think the world has changed since 9-11-01?" (Even though you probably don't remember; possibly weren't even born?)
Journal #16 - "What is the most painful thing you have ever experienced in your life?"
Journal #17 - "What is the most joyful thing you have ever experienced in your life?"
Journal #18 - "What do you do when you feel sick?"
Journal #19 - "What kind of food would you like to see the cafeteria serve?"
Bellwork for the week of September 24 - September 28 - Save as "Your Name - Journals 20 - 24" in your Digital Literacy Folder
Journal #20 - "What changes would you make to this class if you could make any changes?"
Journal #21 – “What is my morning routine?”
Journal #22 – “If you were a cow would you want someone to milk you?”
Journal #23 – “If you could sing like any person who would it be and why?”
Journal #24 – “If you could change your hair color, what would you change it to? Why?”
Journal #25 – “If you could rule the world for one week, what would you do?”
Journal #26 – “If you lived underwater what would you do ___________.”
Journal #27 – “If you could go forward 20 years in time, what would you do?”
Journal #28 – “If the ground was a trampoline, what would you do?”
Journal #29 - “What would you do if you were the last person on Earth?”
Journal #30 - “What is something you do well?”
Journal #31 - “What is your favorite room in your house and why?”
Journal #32 - “What is your favorite month of the year?”
Journal #33 - “What would happen if it really did rain cats and dogs?”
Journal #34 - “What would happen if everyone wore the same clothes?”
Journal #35 - “What would you do, if you could walk up walls and across ceilings?”
Journal #36 - “What would you do if you were in the middle of a lake and your boat sprung a leak?”
Journal #37 - “What would you do if you found a bug in your food at a restaurant?”
Journal #38 - “What would you do if someone cut line in front of you at the movies?”
Journal #39 - “What would you do if you found a magic wand?”
Journal #40 - “If you could be someone in history, who would it be and why?”
Journal #41 - “If you could be in the Guinness Book of World Records for anything what would you want to be in there for and why? (keep it clean)"
Journal #42 - “What would you invent to make life better?”
Journal #43 - “What kind of TV programs do you enjoy watching and why?”
Journal #44 - “What do you do for exercise?”
Journal #45 - “Describe a dream you had recently?”
Journal #46 - “If you were an insect what type would you be?”
Journal #47 - “I really hate it when...”
Journal #48 - “What would you do if aliens landed in your backyard?”
Journal #49 - “If you had three wishes, what would they be and why?”
Journal #50 - “If you were one inch tall...”
Journal #51 - "Free Journal" - 3 sentences on your own topic
Journal #52 - "If you were to design some gadget, machine, building, or other creation that might enrich the future. What would it look like? What does it do? How does it function? In what ways might it benefit people?"
Journal #53 - "What current fashion in clothing do you particularly like or dislike? Explain."
Journal #54 - "Convince someone why music or art or computers are important in your life. Make them appreciate your viewpoint."
Journal #55 - "If you had $100,000, how would you spend it?"
Journal #56 - "If you could do something that you never have done before, what would it be? Why would you want to do it?"
Journal #57 - "Begin a list of questions that you'd like to have answered. They may be about the future or the past"
Journal #58 - "What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date and why?"
Journal #59 - "If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? Why would you make this change"
Journal #60 - "Is there a machine you feel you could not live without? Explain."
Journal #61 - "Write about what you think you will be like and what you will be doing 10 years or 20 years from now."
Journal #62 - "Did you ever stick up for someone"
Journal #63 - "Describe a school bully that gets on your nerves. (don't say names)"
Journal #64 - "Write about a baby-sitting experience."
Journal #65 - "Games I like to play are..."
Journal #66 - "The cartoon I like the most on Saturday mornings.... "
Journal #67 - "What I would like to receive at Christmas"
Journal #68 - "Hospitals make me feel..."
Journal #69 - "If you found a stray animal, you would..."
Journal #70 - "Did you ever ask for something that turned out to be a disappointment?"
Journal #71 - "What is it like to go shopping with your mother?"
Journal #72 - "Write about a time you performed in front of an audience."
Journal #73 - "Write about a difficult decision you had to make"
Journal #74 - Write about learning to skate, to ride a bike, to climb a tree, or to turn a cart wheel.
Journal #75 - Did you ever get lost in a strange town?
Journal #76 - Were you ever locked in or out? What did you do?
Journal #77 - What do you plan to do over Christmas Break?
Journal #78 - What do you think you will get for Christmas?
Journal #79 - What was your favorite gift from any Christmas and why?
Journal #80 - What was your favorite thing you did over the break?
Journal #81 - If your Christmas break would have been longer, what else would you have wanted to do?
Journal #82 - What are your New Year's resolutions?
Journal #83 - "Write about something that was a huge disappointment"
Journal #84 - "Write about a time as a child you played in one of the following: a treehouse, a cornfield, a construction site, a junkyard, an abandoned house or barn, a stream, a cemetery, a swamp, a pasture, or on some railroad tracks."
Journal #85 - "Did your mom or dad ever make you wear something you hated?
Journal #86 - "Write about a time you were talked into something and you regretted it." (Don't reveal anything I'd have to report)
Journal #87 - "Were you ever in a helicopter, limousine, racecar, hot-air balloon, submarine, or horse-drawn carriage?"
Journal #88 - "Did you ever forget something really important? What happened as a result?"
Journal #89 - "Free Journal - 3 sentences your own topic"
Journal #90 - "Were you ever accused of something you didn't do?"
Journal #91 - "Write about a disastrous trip or vacation"
Journal #92 - "Were you ever given a responsibility you couldn't handle?"
Journal #93 - "Were you ever in a fire, flood, tornado, earthquake, or hurricane?"
Journal #94 - "Describe the best concert you ever attended"
Journal #95- "Write about a window you broke or something valuable you lost."
Journal #96 - "Did you ever catch fireflies? Crickets? Frogs? Snakes?"
Journal #97 - "Write about a time you tried to help and ended up making things worse"
Journal #98 - "Write about your favorite movie."
Journal #99 - "Write about moving to another city or neighborhood."
Journal #100 - "Describe an outdoor game you used to play in the summer time."
Journal #101 - "Describe an indoor game you used to play in the summer time, maybe on those rainy days when you couldn't go outside."
Journal #102 - "Write about building sand castles or mud pies"
Journal #103 - "Did you ever meet a famous person?"
Journal #104 - "Write about mowing the lawn, burning leaves, or weeding the garden"
Journal #105 - "Describe the club you organized as a kid."
Journal #106 - "Write about being a misfit."
Journal #107 - "Write about a day spent in another country. If you've never been where would you want to go?"
Journal #108 - "Write about a time you out-smarted someone."
Journal #109 - "Write about going shopping for new clothes."
Journal #110 - "Did you ever turn someone in or tell on someone and feel bad about it later"
Journal #111 - "Imagine that you are an animal in the zoo. What type of animal are you? How do you feel about being caged? How do you feel about people that visit and watch you?"
Journal #112 - "Write about a time your parents embarrassed you."
Journal #113 - "Describe learning something from a friend."
Journal #114 - "Write about a time you gave someone good advice."
Journal #115 - "Write about the funniest thing that ever happened to you."
Journal #116 - "If you had to escort a visitor from outer space for a 30-minute tour of your community, where would you begin and end?"
Journal #117 - "Be a grape that becomes a raisin: describe how it feels to shrink, to shrivel, to become dry and wrinkled.
Journal #118 - "Be an icicle that becomes water. Describe how it feels to be cold and firm and full of beautiful crystals but only to melt and lose your shape."
Journal #119 - "You go to the store with your parents and baby brother. Your parents go into a store and tell you to watch your brother. You take your eyes off your brother for just a minute and you can't find him. You..."
Journal #120 - "What do you think the most beneficial aspect of learning Microsoft Excel has been so far?"
Journal #121 - "Do you prefer using excel to manipulate numerical data or textual data and why?
Journal #122 - "Do you think using logic functions is easy or hard in Microsoft Excel? Why or Why not?
Journal #123 - "What have you not learned to do in this class that you really want to learn about?"
Journal #124 - "Have you ever wanted to use a 3D printer; if so what did you want to make and why?"
Journal #125 - "I really hate it when my mother/father/sibling.."
Journal #126 - "What if the use of robots in school becomes a workable reality..."
Journal #127 - "What would you pack in your suitcase if you could not go home again?"
Journal #128 - "You have just met an alien from another planet. He wishes to take a student back to his planet. Convince him you would be the perfect specimen for him to take"
Journal #129 - "If you could change one law, what law would it be and how would you change it"
Journal #130 - "Do you think girls are raised differently from boys? If so, in what ways"
Journal #131 - "Do you think you are treated differently because you are a boy or girl"
Journal #132 - "Do you think men and women are equal in today's society? Why or why not"
Journal #133 - "Do you think a woman will be President of the United States in the near future"
Journal #134 - Do men or women have it easier in our culture? If so, why do you think so"
Journal #135 - "Have you ever wished you were either older or younger? What would you consider to be the benefits? The problems?"
Journal #136 - Describe what you think of as the typical mother.
Journal #137 - Describe what you think of as the typical father.
Journal #138 - Do you think women should take men's last names when they marry? Why or why not?
Journal #139 - Would you rather have a brother or sister? Why?
Journal #140 - Do you play the sport to get in shape, or get in shape to play the sport?
Journal #141 - Write a short biography of your mother.
Journal #142 - Write a short biography of your father.
Journal #143 - Visualize a time when your mother was laughing. Recall a time when you two shared a good laugh over something.
Journal #144 - Write a physical description of your mother. Write as if you were looking at a movie rather than a photograph
Journal #145 - "Concentrate on a particular habit that your mother has and write about it."
Journal #146 - "If you had three wishes, what would they be? (Do not ask for more wishes)"
Journal #147 - "What is something special and/or different about you? Why do you think it is special or different?"
Journal #148 - "Write about two things that your family has taught you."
Journal #149 - "Write about some of the things that you worry about."
Journal #150 - "Describe a happy memory of your family."
Journal #151 - "How do you know someone loves you, even if he or she doesn't say it?"
Journal #152 - "What I like about being young..."
Journal #153 - "What I don't like about being young..."
Journal #154 - "I remember I got in trouble when..."
Journal #155 - "I would be in so much trouble if..."
Journal #156 - "Describe an experience you would hate to relive"
Journal #157 - "If you could be any character from any tv show, movie, book, etc; who would you want to be and why?"
Journal #158 - "If you had to work in any store at the mall; what store would you want to work at and why?"
Journal #159 - "What did you not enjoy learning about this year in Digital Literacy?"
Journal #160 - "What did you enjoy learning about this year in Digital Literacy?"
Journal #161 - "What would you have liked learning about in Digital Literacy ?"
Journal #162 - "Do you think Mr. Sturgill did an adequate job getting to know the students in his class?
Journal #163 - "What does Mr. Sturgill need to work to make his classes better next year?
Journal #164 - "Do you think you'll try signing up for any of Mr. Sturgill's advanced classes? Why or why not?