April 7, 2015
Writing Prompt: What is your favorite lunch and how healthy is it?
You’ve made it through half of the school day and your stomach is growling. You can’t wait to eat your FAVORITE lunch in the world and it’s ___________________.
We wanna know! What is your favorite lunch . . . and how healthy is it?
Mine would probably be a combo. I would have a chicken parmesan sandwich, broccoli and hummus, and chocolate dipped pretzels. Or chocolate dipped anything for that matter! Dark chocolate is healthy, right?
Your turn. What’s YOUR favorite lunch and how healthy is it? Let us know in the Comments below. Bon appétit!
- Ratha, STACKS Writer
March 23, 2015
Spring Poetry Generator
Spring is here… or so I’m told! It’s hard to imagine wearing t-shirts and sandals, when only last week, I was digging out the 5 feet of snow surrounding my driveway. But I’m optimistic, so I like to think it will be here sooner rather than later!
To get into the spirit, your job for today’s Writing Prompt is to take the 25 words below, and generate your own spring-themed poem. (The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day “I Have a Dream” poems you guys wrote were A-mazing.)
You can add articles (little words like “a” and “the”), verbs, or anything that will help it flow, but try to include as many of these 25 words as you can in your poem. Any style of poem works – rhyming, non-rhyming, couplet, haiku, free-form, or even random. It’s up to you!
Leave your poem in the Comments. We can’t wait to be infected . . . with Spring Fever!!
-Ratha, STACKS Writer
March 17, 2015
Choose Your Own Adventure: A St. Patrick’s Day Story Part 3
We posted Part 1 and Part 2 of this epic St. Patrick’s Day story. Get ready for the conclusion!
You follow Niamh through a wooded glen. You are greeted at every step by all sorts of bizarre and unusual creatures and people. Fairies! Warriors in fur pelts! Talking animals! This is getting way crazy. Enbarr trots behind you, neighing and occasionally butting you with his nose.
“Tír na nÓg is what you mortals call the Otherworld,” says Niamh.
“Otherworld?” you ask. “What’s that?”
Niamh looks very disappointed, and sighs loudly. “What are they teaching you on Earth nowadays? The Otherworld. It’s where the immortals and spirits live.” Continue reading
March 16, 2015
Create a Caption for this St. Patrick’s Pug!
Funny Pug St. Patrick’s Day Flickr photo by DaPuglet
This festive, Irish dog is ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style!
Write what you think he is saying in the Comments. I think he’s saying, “My leprechaun name is Lucky O’Looney! What’s yours?”
Sonja, STACKS Staffer
March 10, 2015
Choose Your Own Adventure: A St. Patrick’s Story Part 2
Last week, I gave you Part 1 of this 3-part story. Get ready for Part 2 . . .
You’re too curious, so you approach the horse. It takes a few steps towards you, and then circles around and starts to trot out over the water! This glowing horse is walking on water. You’re way fascinated now, so you walk out after it, but you definitely don’t have the ability to walk on the lake. Pretty soon, you’re up to your knees in water. And it’s pretty cold.
“Wait!” you shout.
The horse stops and turns back to look at you. It comes back, hooves dancing delicately above the surface of the lake. When it reaches you, it kneels and nudges you with its nose. As if by instinct, you climb onto the horse’s back. It rises again and begins to walk out onto the lake. Continue reading
March 9, 2015
Writing Prompt: No matter how old I get. . .
Some things will never change. You love it now, and you always will. It’s your “forever” or something you are so sure about in your heart that you know it will never change! For today’s Writing Prompt, we want to know . . .
No matter how old I get, I will always… (love Harry Potter, sleep with my bunny, be best friends with_______, play basketball)
Serious, silly, or somewhere in between, let us know in the Comments below!
- Ratha, STACKS Writer
March 2, 2015
Choose Your Own Adventure: A St. Patrick’s Day Story
This morning, you found out your two so-called best friends, Megan and Kelly, are going to be co-leading the presentation in the school St. Patrick’s Day festival . . . and you’ve been assigned to dress up as a bearded leprechaun. Ugh!
You were hoping that you could be a part of the Irish Step Dancing troupe, but when assignments were announced today, you found out that Megan and Kelly would be dancing with Tommy instead. And you three were supposed to be best friends! So you’ll be leading the “folklore” segment of the presentation, whatever that means, and you are definitely NOT a happy camper. The costume alone makes you want to hide under a million blankets until March 18th. Continue reading
February 17, 2015
The Post Where I Ask Everyone Weird Quiz Questions
Today’s quiz comes from CycloneVampire7 on the Reading Buzz Board.
- What would you do if NO ONE (not even your family) would talk to you?
- Is your room messy, neat, or in between?
- What types of books do you read?
- Are you bored a lot? (I know I am.)
- Do you like school?
- If you could change your name, what would it be? (No last names!)
- Sparta or Athens???
- LEAST favorite color?
- Lucky number?
- Are you scared of Friday the 13th or the number 13? (I’m not referring to the movie, which I have not seen.)
- Are you a people person, shy, or just socially awkward?
- Is your glass half-full, half-empty, or completely empty because you drank it all?
- Any weird habits?
- You are on a deserted island. You can bring one thing with you, and it can be anything, even something you don’t currently have. What will you bring?
- Have your feet ever taken you places while your mind wandered off?
- Was there a time when you were so scared you couldn’t do anything except curl up in a ball and cry?(No details necessary . . . but just so you know I have to say “yesh” to this!!)
- Are you wondering what the whole point of this is?
- Pickles . . . or SAUERKRAUT??? (I know they taste the same; think of it as a challenge!)
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Comment if you enjoyed this, or if you want to add more questions! ~Cyclone
February 16, 2015
Create a Caption: Guinness World Record
Drum roll please! These guys are playing the world’s largest drum set! I wonder what song they are playing. If you could create a caption for the picture what do you think these drummers would be saying?
Photo Credit: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
Here’s my caption: “Can somebody please get the ladder again? My solo is coming up and I need to reach the highest symbol!”
Write YOUR caption in the Comments below!
Amanda, STACKS Intern
February 9, 2015
I get so irritated when people ask me…
I’m sure you’ve all had it happen to you. Someone asks you an irritating question and you say in your head, “Did she really just ask me that?!” Maybe the first time someone asks you a question, it’s not that bad. The second time they ask you, it gets a little annoying. But by the third time, you are full-blown, all-out irritated! Or maybe it’s a question that just shows how misunderstood you are. My worst example of this is, “You know it’s just a book, right?” Ooh, I hate that question!
Which leads me to today’s Writing Prompt . . .
What are the most irritating questions people ask you?
And we promise not to ever ask you any of those questions! Let us know in the Comments below!
- Ratha, STACKS Writer