We live in a busy world, and as a result, many of our students have little quality verbal interaction at home. I created an assignment to help remedy this. We studied a comic strip dealing with the election and discussed the meaning behind the strip in class. The homework assignment was to use the comic strip to jump-start some conversation at home. Many of my students are returning to school energized by the conversations they are having with their parents. We continue to search for interesting topics to discuss in the classroom and to follow up at home. The students are excited about being a part of developing quality conversations with their parents. Everyone wins!