June Journal Questions

It’s my favorite month of the year! Fresh green leaves, dewy mornings, rain and ducklings! Can’t wait to enjoy the great outdoors, but first a little time for writing.

Week 1: How do you make that?

1: Describe how to make something. Anything. It could be a meal, a craft, a car. Anything you like. What are the steps to make it.

2: What is your favorite place to make something? What do you make there? Why do you like this space?

3: Have you ever tried to make something that turned out to be harder than expected or easier than expected? What was it? What did you expect would be the outcome, how was it different from your finished or failed product?

Week 2: Climate Deal

1: What are ways you can help protect against climate change?

2: How might global climate change affect Japan over then next 50 years?

3: What do you think about the Paris climate deal and the US decision to pull out? Do you think there should be some sanctions or punishment for countries who fail to uphold this Paris Accord?

Week 3: Firefly

1: Have you ever seen fireflies? Where did you see them? Describe the setting and your experience?

2: Have you ever seen other glowing lifeforms (mushrooms, fish, squid etc)? Where did you see them? How did you feel?

3: Do you know any myths, legends or traditional stories that involve fireflies? Write about it. Or make your own short story about a firefly.

Week 4: Eiken (again) Continuing to support those of us working on improving our essay writing skills: three Eiken style questions.

1: Some parents push their children to take extra tutoring outside of school. Do you think the number of such parents will increase in the future?

2: Recently, portable devices have been growing in popularity. Do you think they will one day replace devices like desktop computers and televisions?

3: In recent years, there is often news about global conflicts and acts of terrorism. How do you think this news affects young people in Japan today?