here. This year I shared Google and Facebook's video reviews of the year. We discussed some happenings that were missing from each, hypothesized as to why, and then I turned them loose on the top portion of this activity.
The next day when they came to class, I handed them a strip of colored construction paper and had them write the word they had chosen for their focus. I collected the words, taped them onto black construction paper, laminated the whole thing, and mounted the words over my classroom door.
One day/evening is not enough time for them to think about this, so next year, I might initiate thinking about the focus word before we break for vacation.
This was just a little tweak on my favorite way to start 2nd semester.