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August thoughts - bell work

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Daily bell work, including thought for the day, quick write, and word play.

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August thoughts - bell work

  1. 1. 08/22/11- vascillate<br />Welcome! Everyday there will be a thought for the day.<br />You are required to write the thought into a journal. <br />Your journal is 20% of your final grade<br />There will be a quick write under the thought which should be written in the journal under the daily thought.<br />Additionally, there will be a “Brain Twister” or “Word Game”. You are also to write this into your journal.<br />"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which more than anything else, will determine its outcome."  -William James (author of Turn of the Screw.)<br />Unscramble the letters to form a word <br /> CREAM ELK<br />vacillate (v.) to fluctuate, hesitate <br />(I prefer a definite answer, but my boss kept <br />vacillating between the distinct options available<br />to us.)<br />
  2. 2. SAMPLE JOURNAL PAGE<br /> vacillate 8/22/11<br />________________________________________________<br />to fluctuate, hesitate (I prefer a definite answer, but my boss kept<br />vacillating between the distinct options available to us.)<br />Mackerel<br />"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which more than anything else, will determine its outcome."  -William James<br />This is where you would write your essay on the quick write topic of the day.<br />
  3. 3. 8/23/11 - vascillate<br />"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."<br /> -- Charles Beard (author of political science books)<br />In your journal, under the thought for the day, write a paragraph answering the following question:<br />How is a problem in your life really an opportunity?<br />Use complete sentences when you write.<br />Associated Word:<br />back<br />short<br />watch<br />
  4. 4. 8/24/11 - vascillate<br />"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."<br />-- Henry David Thoreau (author Walden’s Pond)<br />Quick Write – <br />Write about a time in your life when things weren’t the way you or others thought they should be.<br />Associated Words<br />blue<br />cake<br />cottage<br />
  5. 5. 08/25/11 - vascillate<br />"When humans find themselves surrounded by nothing but objects, the response is always one of loneliness." <br />-- Brian Swimme (author, expert on evolution)<br />In your journal, under the thought for the day, write a paragraph answering the following question:<br />How does the photograph represent the quote? <br />Begin your paragraph with<br />The photograph represents the quote…<br />Associated Words<br />stool<br />powder<br />ball<br />
  6. 6. 08/26/11 - vascillate<br />"Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with conflict." <br />-- Unknown Source <br />What is the one thing you’d most<br />like to change about the world?<br />(Use the WOW in your answer)<br />Associated Words<br />big<br />soil<br />table<br />
  7. 7. 08/29/11 - inane<br />—"You cannot fake a relationship and feel right with yourself or anyone else. Changing yourself to fit what you think other people want doesn’t work. Pretending to be someone other than yourself only broadens the distance between the person you are and the one with whom you’re trying to establish closeness." <br />—Mary Manin Morrissey <br />(author, Building Your<br /> Field of Dreams)<br />Write about a reason <br />people lie.<br />Associated Words<br />made <br />cuff<br />left<br />
  8. 8. 08/31/11 - inane<br />There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work.“<br />Quick Write:<br />Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? Why?<br />Associated Words<br />motion<br />poke<br />down <br />

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