Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ana Lopena's Pay it Forward

Part 1
The movie Pay it Forward is about an 11 year old boy named Trevor. His class gets anassignment from their social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet to try and make a difference in the world. He gets this idea called pay it forward and decides to help 3 different people, then those people will help 3 more people and so on. At first he helps a homeless guy, Jerry get a job. Second, Trevor tried to stop a kid from getting bullied, but failed. Then he sets his social studies teacher up with his mom. When Trevor saw the same kid getting bullied, he tries to help him again. But one of the bullies had a knife and stabs him.

Part 2
My group's act of kindness was giving out candy canes at the mall and we donated toys to the "toy mountain" at Polo park. We decided to give candy canes out because it was the Christmas season and we wanted to spread the word about pay it forward using a sweet treat. We donated toys because we know that some kids don't get much for Christmas. We did our act of kindness on Friday Dec. 17, 2010.
Part 3
Our act of kindness went really well. When we got there we went straight to donating those toys.When we were putting the toys in a guy from clear FM was really happy about our donation and decided to give Sargent Park a shout out. At first I felt a little nervous to how the people might react to us, but after we gave some people candy canes and donated the toys I felt really good. The people were very happy about our act of kindness and was really happy about getting a candy cane, but some refused. After we gave each candy cane we said "Thank you, pay it forward!"

Part 4
It's important to pay it forward because it can make people's day and put a smile in everybody's faces if it keeps getting passed on. I hope that our act of kindness did make a difference in people's lives.


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  2. Good job Ana!! I really liked your groups idea for "pay it forward." Next time try not to use too may different colours in your post. Great job!!