What is in your life knothole?

Dec 8, 2013
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Will you: 

Boo Radley shared bits of his life with Jem and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird by placing things in the knothole of a tree. If you could only express your life through things placed in a knothole, what would you put, why would you put it?

How can our "things" communicate to the world who we are, what's important to us, why our life is valuable?

Make a list of things you have that show different parts of your personality.


Priortize them by numbering the most important as #1 and so on.


Over a series of 10 days you will place on in your knothole each day, to tell the story of who you are and the nature of your life.

After you have placed the ten items. Explain what story you hoped they would tell.


Now look at the items Boo radley placed in the knothole and, using his voice, explain what story he is trying to tell