A Little Gratitude for 2016 (JF 750): Describe the things that you are grateful for at the end of 2016. You might find time to be grateful for close friends, relationships, the hard work and sacrifices of other people. You might remember your family, your health or things like food, safety and a place to live. Develop your response with explanations and examples. Be specific.
Terrific Times 2016 (JF 750): Describe one of the most amazing experiences you had in 2016. Although this may be a memorable event, it might be something cool that you’ve discovered (like a band or an author). Choose one experience or discovery and imagine yourself back in that moment in time.
The News (JF 500): Write I see… I think… I wonder… response to this article from the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2016s-heartbreaking-tally-of-murder-victims/2017/01/02/91680e58-cde4-11e6-b8a2-8c2a61b0436f_story.html?utm_term=.dff49caecd99
Super Seventeen (JF 750): Write a letter to Middle School 322 as if it was January 3rd, 2018 and that 2017 has been a great year for you. Be realistic, but imagine that you have worked hard and achieved all of your personal and academic goals for 2017.
Hint: A friendly letter follows a simple format and looks like this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/52143308160683514/ or http://afriv.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Sample-Friendly-Letter-Format-4.jpg or http://expense-report.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/example-of-friendly-letter-format-letter_fr.jpe