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Yesterday we created symbol cards as metaphors for ourselves.  Today, we will be developing a single word to guide us through this year--a theme or mission for the year.  It should be a word that you can focus on, meditate on, and reflect upon as you go about your daily life.

What single word can you identify that sums up what you want for yourself this academic year?  

It can be something tangible or intangible.  It can be a though or a feeling or an emotion.  It can be singular or plural.  The key is to finding something that has personal meaning for you.  This is not your mother's word or your best friend's word or your teacher's word--this is YOUR word.

On the square of paper Miss Lamb gave you as you entered class, write your word down.  Illustrate it.  Go beyond a simple pen and paper line drawing.  We will hang these across the hall from our symbol cards.

Also, just like yesterday, write a substantial paragraph explaining why you chose the word and how you will follow through with it this year.

(modified from Ali Edwards)

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