Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Back to School


The hustle and bustle of Back to School

Image by usag.yongsan via Flickr

In our part of the world, children are preparing to return to school today. Last week, I hazarded my way to Wal-Mart–a daunting experience under the best of circumstances–and the store was crawling with Moms and kids, gathering school supplies and clothes. I spoke to a few of them and they were all looking forward to starting a new school year.

I guess that, in southern hemispheres, the school year is preparing to wind down.

For today’s prompt, write a poem, essay, or short fiction about school. It may be an experience you have had, or preparing your own children or grandchildren. Perhaps you’ll choose to write a child’s poem or maybe you’ll tackle the three R’s–reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. Do you want to describe an old school house or a chaotic classroom? If teaching is in your background, try writing from the point of view of a teacher.

Have fun with this. Now, go buy a package of nice sharp pencils. And please, Link up and share with one another.

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29 thoughts on “Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Back to School

  1. […] Monday Morning Writing Prompt – Back to School (liv2write2day.wordpress.com) […]

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  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    A great prompt, Victoria, and Blaga did such a good job with it.

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  3. I’m late but I’m here 🙂 Time and I seem to be enemies these days … Off to read what others offered! Thanks for this week’s fun Victoria!

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  5. dani says:

    thanks for the prompt, Victoria!

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  7. School days – school days – dear old golden rule days – Mmmm – that’s what popped into my mind.
    I love that movie, too. How could anyone not feel something when you watch a Disney movie?
    This was a fun prompt, Victoria. I continued my little story of sweet Isabella.
    If you haven’t read the first one it’s about her summer vacation adventure.

    Here it is :
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/isabellas-big-adventure/

    Now for the one from the prompt … here it is :

    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/isabellas-first-day-at-school/

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  8. Thanks for being here, Siggi. I always enjoy your ability to say a lot in few words.

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  9. Bodhirose says:

    I’m linked up. A short story from my days working at a private school.

    http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/lost-and-found/

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  11. David King says:

    I enjoyed responding to this prompt and have posted my contribution. I shall be back shortly to do some visiting.

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  12. mish says:

    I enjoyed this prompt ! Decided on a reflective approach …
    http://writer-in-transit.co.za/school/

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  14. vivinfrance says:

    A short prose piece from me this week.

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  15. […] https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/monday-morning-writing-prompt-back-to-school/    Victoria’s prompt is to write something about school –  My contribution is a fictionalised version of a story told by my Scottish sister in law, who used to be an infant teacher.  I hope the dialect is comprehensible. Eco World Content From Across The Internet. Featured on EcoPressed Standing Against Oil Sands—and Standing for the Climate Like this:LikeBe the first to like this post. […]

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  16. zongrik says:

    I had to write something silly for this.

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  17. siggiofmaine says:

    Charming…love it !

    ☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine

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