Journal Check #1 (entries 1-5)
Journal Entry #1
If you could take anyone to dinner (dead or alive) who would it be? Where would you go? Who would pay?
Journal Entry #2
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Why?
Journal Entry #3
How would you make learning more enjoyable at JHS?
Journal Entry #4
What do you think is the biggest problem for teens in school?
Journal Entry #5
How do you deal with peer pressure?
Journal Check #2 (entries 6-10)
Journal Entry #6 - If you could be any superhero, which one would you be and why?
Journal Entry #7 - Write about one thing that you regret.
Journal Entry # 8 - If you were the president, what is the first thing you would do? Why?
Journal Entry # 9 - What is the one thing you can’t live without? Why?
Journal Entry #10 - Why should American’s help each other during disasters (such as the tornadoes in Oklahoma)?
Journal Check #3 (entries 11-15)
Journal Entry 11 - Tell me about the best day you ever had.
Journal Entry 12 - Describe the perfect vacation.
Journal Entry 13 - Who do you admire? Why?
Journal Entry 14 - Why do you think people are jealous of others?
Journal Entry 15 - What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date? Why?
Journal Check #4 (entries 16-20)
Journal#16: What would you do if this was your last day at school?
Journal#17: Describe the perfect gift. Why would that gift make you happier than any other?
Journal#18: How do you handle conflict?
Journal#19: What’s your favorite holiday? Why?
Journal#20: Is there ever a reason to fight?
Journal Check #5 (entries 21-25)
Journal#21: What was the most convincing commercial you have ever seen? Why was it so convincing?
Journal#22: Tell me about a time when you tried to convince someone of something.
Journal#23: What are you passionate about?
Journal#24: If you and a friend had a limo for 24 hours. You would……
Journal#25: What would you do if you got locked in school overnight?
Journal Check #6 (entries 26-30)
Journal#26: How would you refuse a friend's suggestion to do something illegal or immoral?
Journal#27: which super power do you wish you had? How would you use it for good?
Journal#28: What are your academic goals for this school year? How will you accomplish them?
Journal#29: You’re principal for a day. What are your scheduled events? What changes will you make?
Journal#30: What is your best memory?
Journal Check #7 (entries 31-35)
Journal#31: What do you like best/least about JHS?
Journal#32: What the difference between I can't (do something) and I won’t?
Journal#33: What college do you plan on attending? How will you get there?
Journal#34: tell me about a time when you did something you shouldn’t have? Were there consequences? Did you learn a lesson?
Journal#35: What is one thing you would like to change at home?
Journal Check #8 (entries 36-40)
Journal#36: Free Write.
Journal#37: What do you think about kids not wanting to work a "real Job" and wanting to be Youtube stars instead?
Journal#38: Your best friend wants to drop out of school? What would you do to encourage him/her to stay and graduate?
Journal #39: What are your goals/dreams in life?
Journal #40: Which rule at JHS would you like to delete? Which would you add?
Journal Check #9 (entries 41-45)
Journal #41: How do you serve others/your community?
Journal #42: If and when I raise children, I'll never...
Journal #43: Write about a day you'd like to forget.
Journal #44: I have never been more frightened than when...
Journal #45: Which character from a book would you most like to meet and why?
Journal Check #10 (entries 46-50)
Journal #46: Free write.
Journal #47: What would you do if you woke up one morning to find yourself invisible?
Journal #48: What would you do if you could travel into the past?
Journal #49: What would you do if you were asked to skip a grade? (move up from 9th grade to 11th grade)
Journal #50: What commercial on TV do you dislike beyond all others? What about it is particularly annoying to you?
Journal Check 11 (entries 51-55)
Journal #51: What is your hobby? Why do you enjoy it?
Journal #52: Is there a machine or device you feel you could not live without? Explain.
Journal #53: If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only take 3 items, what would you take? Why?
Journal #54: Write about an enemy who eventually became your friend.
Journal #55: Write about a time you got caught cheating (on a test or boyfriend/girlfriend).
Journal Check 12 (entries 56-60)
Journal #56: Do you think a person is weak if he/she chooses to walk away from a disagreement with someone? Why?
Journal #57: If you were a teacher, would you be strict? Why or why not?
Journal #58: Write about a time you were talked into something and you regretted it.
Journal #59: Did you ever forget something really important? What happened as a result?
Journal #60: Write about an experience in a hospital.
Journal Check 13 (entries 61-65)
Journal #61: Were you ever accused of doing something you didn’t do?
Journal #62: Write about a disastrous trip or vacation.
Journal #63: Were you ever in a fire, flood, tornado, or hurricane?
Journal #64: Write about moving to another school, city or neighborhood.
Journal #65 : If you could change one thing about your brother or sister, what would it be?
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66 : Have you ever broken an important promise?
67 : Free write
68 : Should parents be held accountable for the actions of their children?
69 : Should court hearings be broadcast on TV? Why or why not?
Journal #70: Did you ever meet a famous person?
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Journal #71: How would you prevent bullying at YMS?
Journal #72: Write about being a misfit.
Journal #73: Write about a time when your parents embarrassed you.
Journal #74: Write about learning something important from a friend.
Journal #75: Why is it important to read often?
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Journal #76: Free write
Journal #77: What would you pack in your suitcase if you could not go home again?
Journal #78: Do you think you are treated differently because you are a boy or girl?
Journal #79: Do you think women should take men's last names when they marry? Why or why not?
Journal #80: Would you rather have a brother or sister? Why?
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Journal #81: What makes you proud to be an American?
Journal #82: Describe the one thing that gives you the most comfort.
Journal #83: Describe the most difficult thing about being your age.
Journal #84: Describe the one possession that means the most to you.
Journal #85: Does money really bring happiness?
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Journal #86: What would you do if money grew on trees?
Journal #87: Is the school year too long? Too short? Why?
Journal #88: Who should be paid more? Teachers or professional athletes?
Journal #89: Does NO really mean NO?
Journal #90: What would be your ideal job when you grow up? Explain.
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Journal #91: What’s your definition of success.
Journal #92: Do you love the mountains or the beach? Why?
Journal #93: What’s your favorite room in your home and why?
Journal #94: Why is it important to get to know your neighbors?
Journal #95: What is your favorite song and why?
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Journal #96: If you could play any instrument what would you play and why?
Journal #97: What would happen if there were no television? Why would this be good? bad?
Journal #98: What would happen if you loved your neighbor as yourself? What if everyone did?
Journal #99: What if you woke up one day and found yourself to be 75 years old?
Journal #100: What would happen if children ruled the world?