For your notebook entry this week you will fine tune the art of observation. Use your eyes and notice the space you are in.
Make a list of all that you see.
I guarantee you will see things you didn't notice before.
You can try this more than once, and in more than one location.
Start with someplace familiar.
Write everything you see (yes, including the dust!) Much like your brainstorming list from the first week of school, some items will stretch out to phrases or sentences.
Go with it.
Because writers take the time to notice things, and they often see things that other people don't. (You are an artist with words!)
Observing/ noticing makes your writing stronger.
Sample list from my notebook:
One row of books neatly in line
one sliding off to the side - the authors kids go for year after year
Chrome cart with box of mice and headphones - still neat and packed nicely away!
globe, the top dusty, overhanging the side of the file cabinet
a few chairs still up - someone must be absent today
faucet dripping - water catching the morning sunlight making its way through the window
a piece of hair on the leg of the upturned chair - it's moving slightly from the AC and also catching the light
fingerprints on the windows
a cobweb across the screen
reflection of the flag in the window, only the stripes are visible