Feelings: Print this picture for your child to color and discuss with you. One sentence lets you record your child’s thoughts at this age and has a line for you to share your own thoughts with your child.
Emoticons! Print this page and use it to write a story about a time you felt something-est, happiest, saddest, strongest, loneliest, silliest, etc.
Essay prompt: The famous German philosopher, Friedrich, Nietszche, wrote:
[T]he scientific spirit of the investigator is both helped and supplemented by the latter’s emotions and personality, and the divorce of all emotionalism and individual temperament from science is a fatal step towards sterility.
Today, most people equate subjectivity with emotion and objectivity with science. In what ways does science depend on emotion?
Poetry prompt: Write a poem about something abstract: depression, joy, glory, freedom, etc. Consider using personification in which you treat the concept as a person.
Lifestory prompt 1: What is one of your -est (happiest, saddest, loneliest, etc.) days? Show us what happened and help us feel it, too.
If you would like (and if it is okay with your parent or guardian), you can sign a submission form and return the form and your writing to the library. Stories will be posted together on this blog beginning November 25th. The stories will be publishes as a book in the spring of 2014.