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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 Monday 15 August 2022.

Primary – June 9

“Books fall open, you fall in. When you climb out again, you’re a bit larger than you used to be.” -Gregory Maguire, who was born on this date in 1954. Describe how the last book you read changed you.

Primary – June 8

“Television is chewing gum for the eyes.” -Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who was born on this date in 1867. Explain why you agree or disagree with his opinion.

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.

Primary – June 6

The first drive-in movie movie theater opened on this date in 1933. Explain why you would rather watch a movie in your house, in a car, or in a theater.

Primary – June 3

On this date in 1888, the poem “Casey at the Bat” was published in the San Francisco Examiner. [youtube width=”250″ height=”202″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xWtysMlrcA[/youtube] Write a story describing how you felt when you let down someone who expected you to do something you couldn’t do.

Primary – June 2

On this date in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in London. Describe what you think are the differences between a royal leader like a queen or king and an elected leader like the president.

Primary – June 1

On this date in 1990, the South African government proposed a bill to eliminate apartheid, the law that prevented black and white citizens from using the same public services like buses and swimming pools. How would you explain to a visitor from another planet why this law was a bad idea?

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