My district has advisory at the middle school level. We meet with our advisory class for 20 minutes at the beginning of every day. This time is used for character building lessons and so that the students have a "home base" at school.
I created and compiled about 35 journal prompts to use once a week. These are low-risk prompts that can be completed in 5-10 minutes. They can be a great way to generate conversations and get kids talking!
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