People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. ~Rogers Hornsby (former Major League baseball player)

A sure sign of spring is baseball.

No, sure signs of spring are crocuses and violets popping up. And don’t forget spring peepers and sighting the first robin.

Or how about that first fishing trip of the year? Or geese flying north again. Or the first bear you see waking from hibernation.

Middle School Writing Prompt -- Robins? Bears waking from hibernation? Baseball? Itching and sneezing? What are signs of spring you look forward to? Write about it in this prompt!Or maybe it’s when you put away your sweaters and coats and get out your shorts and sandals or when the local ice cream parlor finally opens up again for the new season.

What to you is a sure sign of spring that you look forward to each year?

Now it’s your turn: Brainstorm a few things that say “spring” to you and then choose one to write about. You can write a paragraph describing it, a paragraph explaining why you chose that one, or a personal story telling about an experience you had concerning the item you chose.

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