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You will write a two-sentence journal entry every day of class using MSWord.  These are the journal questions for the second nine weeks:

WEEK 10
MONDAY - 03-30-09
If you could have one and only one thing for your birthday this year, what would it be?  Why?
TUESDAY - 03-31-09
If you could have a round-trip ride in a time machine and travel any distance into the past or future, where and when would you want to go?
WEDNESDAY - 04-01-09         THURSDAY - 04-02-09
Can you remember a time when you succeeded in doing something you thought you would never be able to do?  If so, how did it feel?  Would you rather try more ambitious things knowing you might fail, or try easier things knowing you would be sure to succeed?
FRIDAY - 04-03-09
What are the qualities that you think make a great leader?  Does our President have these qualities?  How would you change him?  Is there anyone you know personally that has the qualities to make a great leader?

WEEK 11
MONDAY - 04-13-09
Which makes you feel better, getting  lot of expensive presents or being able to give a special present to someone you love very much?
TUESDAY - 04-14-09
If your parents allowed you to go on a formal date, describe your idea of a perfect date.
WEDNESDAY - 04-15-09        THURSDAY - 04-16-09
Imagine you are on a fabulous cruise with all of your friends.  The boat starts to sink, and you are told you can get into the lifeboat and be saved, but you must pick only two other people to be saved with you.  Who would you choose and why?
FRIDAY -  04-17-09
Would you rather have a job you didn't like that paid a lot of money or a job that you loved but paid just enough to get by on?

WEEK 12
MONDAY -  04-20-09
If someone is doing something that is wrong, is it usually better to tell an adult or to try to solve the problem on your own?  For example, if you saw someone stealing things from other kids, would you tell a teacher? What if a big kid spit on your lunch?  What would you do?
TUESDAY -  04-21-09
What is the scariest movie you have ever seen?  Who took you to see it?  Did you have bad dreams after watching it?  Would you want to see it again?
WEDNESDAY - 04-22-09    THURSDAY -  04-23-09
Have you ever wanted to go back and relive one day of your life, or go back and change one day? If you could relive just one day of your life, which day would that be? What would you do?
FRIDAY -  04-24-09
In your opinion, what is the most important job in our country?  How do you think a person prepares for that job?
Would you ever want to do it?

WEEK 13
MONDAY - 04-27-09
What is the ideal age?  If you could choose one age and stay that age for the rest of your life, how old would you want to be?  Why?
TUESDAY - 04-28-09
Every one feels angry at some time. What are some "safe" ways to deal with your anger that won't hurt yourself or anyone else?
WEDNESDAY - 04-29-09        THURSDAY - 04-30-09
If other people had to choose the animal that is most like you, which animal would they choose? why?
FRIDAY -05-01-09
Do you think you will change in the next ten or twenty years?  If so, how will you be different?  What will stay the same?

WEEK 14
MONDAY - 05-04-09
If you could choose any bedtime that you wanted for the next year, what time would you pick?  Why?
TUESDAY - 05-05-09
After being given a truth pill, you are asked to describe yourself and your family.  What would you say?
WEDNESDAY - 05-06-09          THURSDAY - 05-07-09
If someone was going to make a movie about your life, who who play "you"?  who would play your friends, parents,
and favorite teachers?  Would the movie be a comedy or drama?
FRIDAY - 05-08-09
Some people think that war is OK when the battle is about something that people are willing to fight, kill, and die for.  What is your opinion about war?  What things mean that much to you?


WEEK 15
MONDAY - 05-11-09
What is your most precious possession?  Is there anything you would trade for it?
TUESDAY - 05-12-09
If you knew that someone had brought a gun into school, would you tell a teacher?  What if the person with the gun found out you were the one who told?  What would you do?
WEDNESDAY - 05-13-09          THURSDAY - 05-14-09                    
Change this to fit your gender...Imagine you are going out with a boy that your sister hates, and she will do anything to make you dump him.  She makes up a lie.  She says that your boyfriend has been playing around behind your back.  So you tell him you don't want to see him anymore.  Then, the next day you find out about your sister's lie.  When you ask the boy if you can get back together, he says no because he already has another girlfriend.  What would you do and why?
FRIDAY - 05-15-09
Do you think the friends you have now will be your friends as you get older and grow up?  How can you tell if someone will be your friend for life?  Does moving away from each other change your friendship?

WEEK 16
MONDAY -05-18-09
If a rich kid wanted to buy your parents, how much would you ask for them - assuming you were willing to sell?  Would you trade your parents with any of your friends?
TUESDAY - 05-19-09
If other people had to choose the animal that is most like you, which animal would they choose? why?

WEDNESDAY -05-20-09    THURSDAY - 05-21-09
Do you think it is better to be an only child or to have sisters and brothers?  How many sisters and brothers would you like to have?

FRIDAY - 05-22-09
If you could do one thing you are not allowed to do now because you are too young, what would you pick?  Why?


WEEK 17
MONDAY - 05-25-09
Imagine that you are going on vacation and will be picked up at the airport by someone who has never seen you.   Write a physical description that will help someone who has not met you to be able to recognize you.  In other words... how you look.
TUESDAY -05-26-09
Imagine that someday humans will have destroyed the atmosphere and all living things are forced to live under the sea.  Describe what you think life would be like...for all of us.
WEDNESDAY - 05-27-09      THURSDAY - 05-28-09
If you could choose ANY super power for one day, what would you choose and how would you spend the day?
FRIDAY - 05-29-09
Imagine you have been chosen to compete on the next survivor TV $1,000,000 challenge.  You will be isolated on a beautiful island with no danger at all and plenty of food.  You will be provided with building materials, and all you have to do is build a shelter.  The only catch is that everyone's tongue and vocal cords will be medically numb, and no one will be able to make a sound!  How well will you survive this challenge?

WEEK 18
No journals

EXTRA JOURNAL QUESTIONS

1)  Do you think teachers at this school grade too hard or easy? Which policy do you think is best: grade hard or easy?  

2)     What teacher at this school would you like to know more about?  If you could ask him or her any one question, what would it be?  What makes that teacher interesting to you?

3)     What is the ideal age?  If you could choose one age and stay that age for the rest of your life, how old would you want to be?  Why?

4)     If you knew you were going to die in two days, but you could only say goodbye to three people, who would they be and what would be your last request?


5)     If other people had to choose the animal that is most like you, which animal would they choose? why?

6)     Do you think it is better to be an only child or to have sisters and brothers?  How many sisters and brothers would you like to have?

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8)     Have you ever wished someone dead - at least had very bad luck?

9)     Every one feels angry at some time. What are some "safe" ways to deal with your anger that won't hurt yourself or anyone else?

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11)    What teacher at this school would you like to know more about?  If you could ask him or her any one question, what would it be?  What makes that teacher interesting to you?

13) If someone pulled down a friend's pants at a crowded movie theater, would you join in the laughter? 

14)   If you could give your parents or grandparents their heart's desire for a birthday gift, what would you give?  Why?

15)  Imagine you woke up this morning and discovered that your life as you know it was really a movie.  Your parents, friends, and teachers were all just actors in the film. The town was just a movie set, and the "real" you, was nothing like the character you play.  How would you react to this?

16)  Do you think your parents keep secrets from you about "adult" responsibilities so you won't worry about them? Do you think you should be included in all family business?  What would you do to help?

17)  Do you believe in re-incarnation?  Would you like to return in another life as another person or animal?  If so, who or what would you be?

19)MONDAY -06-01-09
Do you think that there is life on other planets?  If so, what would they look like?  Would they be like us?  How would they communicate?
TUESDAY -   06-02-09
Students enjoy watching and participating in competitive sports.  Why are those same students often not competitive about their school work and grades?  What would motivate students to be more competitive about grades?
WEDNESDAY -  06-03-09  THURSDAY -  06-04-09
If you could be any animal - real or imaginary - what would you be?  Why?
FRIDAY -  06-05-09
If everyone had to go to summer school, how would you design a summer program so that everyone would learn and have a good time?

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TEST ONE
https://www.quia.com/quiz/102017.html
Revisiting the Responsibility of Students
TEST SEVEN
https://www.quia.com/quiz/248673.html
PowerPoint
TEST EIGHT
https://www.quia.com/quiz/257696.html
File Name Extentions
TEST NINE
https://www.quia.com/quiz/263901.html
Terms to Know
TEST TEN
https://www.quia.com/quiz/263914.html
e-mail
COURSE REVIEW
https://www.quia.com/quiz/266055.html
Review for Final Exam
Digiphoto Voc Test Ch 3,4
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1415054.html
Practice for Final Exam
https://www.quia.com/jg/1660863.html
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