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Middle School Journal Writing and Bell Ringer Prompts for February

February is a wonderful month for writing! These February-themed prompts are a great way to get students to slow down and think about specific topics. Enjoy the month of February and all it brings with Valentine’s Day, Lunar New Year, Black History Month, Groundhog Day, and Presidents’ Day!

1. My favorite kind of candy is… because…
2. Is Groundhog Day an important holiday? Why or why not?
3. Write down all the traditions you know that are associated with Chinese New Year.
4. What is the difference between loving pizza and loving a person? Why do we use the word “love” in both cases?
5. What is your opinion about Valentine’s Day? Do you like this holiday? Why or why not?
6. Do you think we should have a specific day of the year dedicated to showing people we love them? Why or why not?
7. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” What does this mean?
8. What are the three most important traits of a good president?
9. George Washington said “It is better to be alone than in bad company.” What does this mean, and do you agree or disagree?
10. Do you believe in good luck charms? If so, which ones? If not, why not?
11. Which is more important: kindness or prosperity? Why?
12. In your opinion, what is the best way to protest against an unfair law?
13. Why is it important to celebrate and embrace diversity in our country?
14. What is the best way express to someone that you care about them?
15. February 24th is national Tortilla Chips Day. If you could create a holiday to celebrate anything you wanted, what would it be?

Add some more festive fun to your classroom with this free Valentine’s Day writing paper. Download your free PDF copy below!

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