Well Typhoon Noru is slowly creeping up the country. A great reason to stay in an do a little writing. Sorry for the late start this month, but here we go!
Week 1: Summer fun
1: Write about your most memorable summer event or festival.
2: What is something you look forward to in the summer?
3: Do you think summer vacation homework helps or hampers children’s/ family’s ability to have fun over the summer holiday?
Week 2: The straw that broke the camel’s back
This expression refers to the small thing at the end of a number of problems that finally made a situation unbearable.
1: Have you ever experienced an unbearable situation? How did you deal with it? What did you do to resolve it?
2: What are some of the benefits to putting up with a difficult or seemingly unbearable situation?
3: Do you think there will be a “straw to break the Abe administration’s back”?
Week 3: Bully
1: What is a bully? Why do we bully others?
2: Do you think bullying is become a more common occurrence in schools these days? Why or why not?
3: What can be done to help prevent bullying before it starts?
Week 4: Eggplant
1: Do you like eggplant? Why or why not? What is your favorite (or least favorite) eggplant dish?
2: Do some research about eggplant and its history. Report on some interesting findings about eggplant.
3: Eggplant is often considered a symbol of royalty, power or social status. Why do you think that is? Can you think of other foods that tend to represent a social class or social relationship?