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Primary – June 11

Jacques Yves Cousteau was born on this date in 1910. He described a scientist as “a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.” How would you describe a scientist?

Secondary – June 11

The first woman elected to US Congress, Jeannette Rankin, was born on this date in 1880. She once said, “What one decides to do in crisis depends on one’s philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn’t any philosophy in crises, others make the decision.” Describe a time when someone else made a decision for you and how it made you feel.

Primary – June 10

“There must be more to life than having everything.” -Maurice Sendak, born on this date in 1928. Explain why.   PS – this will be the last week of writing prompts for primary teachers before summer break. Daily prompts will return on 15 August 2013.

Secondary – June 10

“It is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things.” -Maurice Sendak, born on this date in 1928. Explain why you agree or disagree with Sendak at the same time you explain whether you think trying to control the uncontrollable through fantasy is a good idea.   PS – this will be the last week of writing prompts for secondary teachers before...

Secondary – June 7

“It was enough just to sit there without words.” -Louise Erdrich, born on this date in 1954. Describe the last time you experienced this.

Primary – June 7

“It was enough just to sit there without words.” -Louise Erdrich, born on this date in 1954. Describe the last time you experienced this.

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