Smiles Are Contagious

“Don’t worry, I’m vaccinated.” Tell the story of the vaccinations you have had, for what reasons, and your reactions to the shot if any. Also include your memory of your very first “needle” – whether or not it was a vaccination. Write an imaginative story about a grumpy person who …

The Astronomer, Johannes Vermeer, 1668

Vermeer was a dutch painter only 36 of whose paintings have survived- this is probably a portrait of Leeuwenhoek, the first scientist working with microscopes – also Dutch. It was stolen by the Nazi’s during WWII, but returned to the Jewish Rothschild banking family after the war. This painting has …

Life On Other Planets

Think about human efforts to get into space, or to explore the universe through telescopes of various kinds. Write “everything I know” about space. Humans are intelligent, but not the only intelligent beings on the planet. Write everything you know about intelligent animal behaviour in other mammals, ocean dwellers, or …

Valentine’s Day

Write an imaginative story of the “worst Valentine’s Day” ever. What celebrations do you usually have for Valentine’s Day? Write about them in detail. There are many official celebration days throughout the year. Beginning with Labour Day (they day before school starts again usually) describe as many of them as …

Stranded on a Desert Island

Imagine you are actually stranded on a desert island. Write the creative story of your survival. Imagine you are going to be stranded on a desert island and are allowed to take one large suitcase with you. What will you pack, and why? Describe the many balls in your life …

Grumpy Cat Christmas Outfit

Write about dressing up your cat or your dog for Christmas, or Halloween, or any other event. Include whether they get gifts as well, and what they get. If you don’t dress your pet now, write the imaginary story of what you would dress your pet in, and the pet’s …