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Second 9 Weeks Daily Sparks
October 21 st – 25 th Fall is a time for animals to prepare for the winter. Some store extra food. Some grow warm fur coats. How do you get ready for winter? October is National Pasta Month. Pretend your mom or dad does not know what spaghetti is. Write a paragraph describing how it feels, looks, and tastes. Fire Prevention Week is in October. You’re assigned to create an informational handout to give to people in your community. What would you write to tell them about fire safety? Spider’s have eight legs. Write a story about a spider’s trip to the shoe store.
October 28 th – November 1st What’s cooking in that big, black pot? It’s green, gooey, and very hot! Write the recipe that used to create this mysterious main dish. Pretend that you are a crow. Try to persuade him to let you eat from his garden. What would you say to him? Wilma Witch is going to retire after Halloween. She is selling everything in her cottage and moving to Florida. Write about some of the things you might find at her garage sale. Halloween is coming soon. Describe a costume you would like to wear.
November 4 th – November 8 th November 4 th is National Children’s Goal Setting Day. Write three goals that you would like to accomplish by the end this school year ends. Election Day is the first Tuesday of November. Write a list of at least five qualities that a leader should have. Number them in importance with number one being the most valuable trait. Pretend you are a goose. It’s time to fly south from the Canada for the winter. Plan your trip. Where will you rest along the way? What will be your final destination?
November 11 th – November 15 th Yum! November is Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month. Write an advertisement for the newspaper promoting a Peanut Butter Fan Club. Make sure to include the time, date, and place of your first meeting. Imagine that you are a turkey. What foods do you think should be on the Thanksgiving menu? The Great American Smokeout is the third Thursday of November. Write a commercial to encourage people to stop smoking – or to never start at all. The president of the United States has very important duties to perform and decisions to make. Write what you would do first if you were elected president.
November 18 th – November 22nd Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse! Mickey first appeared on November 18 th, Pretend you are Mickey Mouse and you are being interviewed on T.V. Write how you would respond to questions such as “What’s the best thing about living at Disney World?” or “What is it like to be in a movie?” Describe how you think Pilgrims and Native Americans cooked and baked the food for the first Thanksgiving feast. November 19 th is Have a Bad Day Day. Imagine that your best friend is having a terrible day. What would you say or do to cheer him up or her up?
November 25 th – November 26 th Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all of the good thing in your life. Write about five things for which you are grateful. What have you done recently that would cause your classmates or your teacher to say “Thanks!” to you? We think of summertime for vacations. What would be a great vacation to plan for a winter month? Plan such a trip for December, January, or February. A cozy fire will warm up a chilly November evening. Pretend you are toasting marshmallows over the fire. Write about a new kind of toasted marshmallow treat you could invent other than s’mores.
December 2 nd – December 6 th The game of bingo was first manufactured in December. Pretend that you are the Bingo World Champion. What would you want as your grand prize? Why? Imagine that you are a runaway gingerbread man. Where would you run? Why? Write about your favorite place to shop. Why is it a special store? Pretend that you are a mouse in a busy department store. What do you see there?
December 9 th – December 13th Poinsettia Day, December 12 th, is a day set aside for enjoying poinsettias. This interesting plant was first brought to the United States by Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett. Pretend that you have just discovered an interesting new plant. Name and describe the plant. Alexandre Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris, was born on December 15 th, Imagine that you are an architect. Write about your famous building. Imagine you are a reindeer chosen for a special job. What is that job? Why were you chosen?
December 16 th – December 18 th Visit an elf’s workshop in your imagination. Describe what you see there. Like a snowflake, you special and unique. Write about the things that make you unique. Write about your most wonderful holiday memory. December is the birth month of several well-known poets. Write a poem about one of your favorite activities. December 31 st is Make Up Your Mind Day. Write about a time when you had to make an important choice.