Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Prompt 7: Thanksgiving

Preschool children:  
Thanksgiving:  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.

School agers: 
What are you thankful for?  Print this page and use it to describe what you are thankful for and why.

Essay prompt: Epicurus believed, “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Others maintain that contentment leads to laziness, that one needs a certain level of discomfort to keep moving forward and learning new things.  Is contentment a desirable state?  Why or why not?

Poetry prompt:  During Thanksgiving, we often meet with family and ponder our blessings, blessings which are repeated over generations in a surprising variety of ways.  Write about a blessing you have in the form of a triolet.

Lifestory prompt:  Write about an experience you are grateful for.  Tell the story of how you came to realize it was a blessing.

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 29th.  The stories will be publishes as a book in the spring of 2014.

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