On January 2, I posted on my personal facebook status that I was going to ask my students "What did you give in 2010?", (as opposed to what did they get) -- idea via @sanmccarron on Twitter.
Here are a few of their responses:
Volunteer a lot of my time
Support to family
Love & Happiness
Gift of Music
My life to Christ
Also at the beginning of the year I have students fill out a Bucket List of just 10 things they want to do/accomplish in their lives. This idea was adapted from Marcia Ritter, 2009 MOEFACS Summer Conference. Here are just a few:
Save a life
Be the best teacher ever
Meet my dad
Aplogize for my mistakes & mean it!
Pass Personal Finance w/an A :-)
Give someone $1000 just because...
Learn the banjo
Visit every country in the world
Get over my fear of heights
Take over my father's business
Visit the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Pay for someone to go to college
Hope this improves your day!!!