5 Books Every Kid Should Read

Writing Challenge: April 24, 2018 Prompt: What are 5 books every kid should read?   1- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee There is a reason that this book used to be taught in every American School. This book directly addresses issues of prejudice and racism in beautiful, yet heartbreaking ways. Written from the … Continue reading 5 Books Every Kid Should Read

Focus

Writing Challenge: March 16, 2018 Prompt: How do you focus? I struggle to sit down and do homework. It’s boring, unpleasant, and has the added factor of being required. Once upon a time, I was proactive when it came to homework and studying, but as school dragged on and on and on…. My proactivity died, … Continue reading Focus

Compliment

Writing Challenge: March 6, 2018 Prompt: Write about the best compliment you have ever received. Last semester my medieval literature professor told me that my project proposal and research outline were “graduate level work”. I had never been so pleased. Unlike compliments about my looks or clothing- this comment wasn’t superficial. Unlike compliments about being … Continue reading Compliment

Education

Writing Challenge: Feb 21, 2018 Prompt: how important do you think education is? My Grandpa has a saying: “The root of all evil isn’t money; it’s intolerance”. I am inclined to believe him, for it is intolerance that breeds fear, apathy, and hatred, but I take Grandpa’s philosophy further. The root of all evil is … Continue reading Education

Learning to Read

Writing Challenge: Nov 7, 2017 Prompt: Write about doing something effortlessly I don’t remember struggling when I was learning how to read. In fact, I don’t remember learning at all. It’s as if it’s something I’ve always known how to do- something I absorbed through osmosis. I don’t remember having to employ any reading strategies … Continue reading Learning to Read

3 Times

Writing Challenge: Oct 12, 2017 Prompt: Write about a time you've had to repeat yourself or felt like no one was listening. “Your Midterm research paper should be 5 pages, double-spaced, in MLA style format. It should include 2 sources, and is due on the 15th of October.” “When is this due?” Asks Celeste. “The … Continue reading 3 Times

Rainbow’s End

Writing Challenge: July 8, 2017 Prompt: Write about what is at the end of a rainbow *Accompanying picture soon to follow, sorry for the crappy quality, but it was taken from my phone*   There is another world at the rainbow’s end- A world pull of limitless possibility. There are many ways to reach this … Continue reading Rainbow’s End

The Bell

Writing Challenge: April 1, 2017 Prompt: Write about an object that's been passed through generations in your family. It belonged to my grandfather’s grandmother. She was a teacher back in the day of the one-room school house. She rang that bell to call students into class in the mornings and the afternoons after lunch. It’s … Continue reading The Bell