Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Kim`s Scribe Post

The questions I chose to do were 3, 4, and 11.

3. Use mental math to determine each of the following.
a) 300% of 2000
b) 1 ¼ of 60
c) 0.1% of 40

4. Use mental math to find the following.
a) 20% of 60
b) 250% of 400
c) 10 ½% of 100

11. The area of Canada is approximately 9 984 670 km². The area of Manitoba is about 6 ½% of the area of Canada. What is the area of Manitoba to the nearest square kilometre?


Here's a link about percents.

Here's a video about percents.


Ryan's scribe post

I did the numbers 5,6, and 9

5. a) 1.3

b) approximately 144.88

c) $219.63

6. a) 3.25

b) 150.8

c) 191.259

9. The elevation of mount Logan is 5957.73m. This was kind of difficult for me but Angelo was here to help me.

Jieram's Pay It Forward

Part 1
The movie Pay it Forward is a movie an 11 year old boy named Trevor. He tries to make a difference in the world for the better, after receiving an assignment given by his social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. His plan is to do something nice for three people. Instead of paying Trevor back, the three people have to "pay it forward" to three other people each. It shows that the group made a big difference on people who receive the favor and to those who were paying it forward. By the end of the movie, the "Pay it Forward" group grew really big as more people paid their job to Trevor who died from a fight.


Part 2

Our pay it forward act was to donate clothes and toys. We chose this activity because some people can’t afford the the stuff we have access to everyday. So the more we donate, they will have more access to the stuff we have today. We helped all the people without clothes or toys. We did this project on December 19, 2010.


Part 3

Our act of kindness went very well. We had to wait a few minutes outside for people to answer the door though. We felt very happy and feel like doing another project like this again. The person reacted maturely, and was smiling brightly. We were going to ask the people to “Pay It Forward” but we couldn’t because the thrift store was going to close soon.

Part 4

The "Pay It Forward" activty is important because lots of people without homes can't have anything wealthy people can. Our act of kindness helped people without clothes and toys. It even helped them celebrate Christmas because of the toys we gave them. It also prepare them for the winter because we gave them clothing. They are lucky we gave them coats because winter is very cold.

Angelo's Pay It Forward

Part 1


The movie Pay it Forward is a movie an 11 year old boy named Trevor. He tries to make a difference in the world for the better, after receiving an assignment given by his social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. His plan is to do something nice for three people. Instead of paying Trevor back, the three people have to "pay it forward" to three other people each. It shows that the group made a big difference on people who receive the favor and to those who were paying it forward. By the end of the movie, the "Pay it Forward" group grew really big as more people paid their job to Trevor who died from a fight.




Part 2


Our pay it forward act was to donate clothes and toys. We chose this activity because some people can’t afford the the stuff we have access to everyday. So the more we donate, they will have more access to the stuff we have today. We helped all the people without clothes or toys. We did this project on December 19, 2010.


Part 3


Our act of kindness went very well. We had to wait a few minutes outside for people to answer the door though. We felt very happy and feel like doing another project like this again. The person reacted maturely, and was smiling brightly. We were going to ask the people to “Pay It Forward” but we couldn’t because the thrift store was going to close soon.





Part 4


The "Pay It Forward" activty is important because lots of people without homes can't have anything wealthy people can. Our act of kindness helped people without clothes and toys. It even helped them celebrate Christmas because of the toys we gave them. It also prepare them for the winter because we gave them clothing. They are lucky we gave them coats because winter is very cold.


My Textbook Pages # 142 - 143

This scribe post about percentages will have the answers for questions no. 3, 4 and 8.

3. Use mental math to determine each of the following:

a) 300% of 2000
b) 1 1/4% of 60
c) 0.1% of 40



a) The answer is 6000.
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b) The answer is 0.75. How I got the answer, is that I used a ratio table to do this. So, here is my work:

c) The answer is 0.04. Once again, used a ratio table.





















4. Use mental math to find the following:

a) 20% of 60
b) 250% of 400
c) 10 1/2% of 100

(Sorry if there isn't any pictures of how I showed my work. I tried to put up more, but when I kept on moving them around, the layout will mess up and I eventually end up deleting the picture when I press enter. I'm pretty sure you guys can figure how you can get these numbers by yourselves.)

a) The answer is 12.
b) The answer is 1000.
c) The answer is 10.5.

8. The original price of a jacket was $84.00. A store manager marked the price down by 25 1/2%. By how much was the price reduced?

The price has been reduced by $21.42. How I got this answer, is that I used a ratio table to make life easier. I divided 100 by 100, to get 1, and then multiplied it by 25.5. I did the same exact thing, only, I divided 84 by 100, which gave me 0.84. Finally, when I multiplied it by 25.5, it gave me 21.42.

John's Pay it Forward

Part 1
Pay it Forward is a movie about a boy named Trevor, an 11 year old boy who tries to change the world by a act of kindness after an assignment by his social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. His plan is to do something nice for three people(Gerry, Mr. Simonet and Alex). The three people should Pay it Forward to another three people of their choice and so on. At the end Trevor died since that the "Pay it Forward" movement grew really big as thousands of people paid respect to Trevor who started this movement.

Part 2
My Pay it Forward act of kindness was carrying 3 boxes of canned goods of a  female stranger in Cumberland. I choose this activity cause it is easier than the other ideas that I think off. I did it last Sunday, December  19th around 10:00 am.

Part 3
It was fun and exciting cause its my first time helping a stranger in Canada. The reaction of the lady was shocking cause she was about to shout but I stopped her and I told her I told her that im paying it forward and please pass it on. And the lady just kept quite and gave her three boxes of canned goods to me to carry to her room.

Part 4
Paying it Forward is great it helps a person life to change and especially the world to make a difference in a small way. I hope this will continue until the next generation.

Sorry I forgot to take a picture of my "Pay it Forward" cause I forgot to bring my camera with me.

Arun's Pay it Forward

Pay it forward is a random act of kindness someone does and they don't expect anything back in return. The person can chose whether or not to return the favour.

What I did to pay it forward was to donate my old clothes along with Christian to our local donation centre. I chose this way to pay it forward because I know there are a lot of kids less fortunate then me who would need them more than I would.

















After driving there, all we had to do was drop off our bags of clothes and someone would pick them up and bring them inside. My act of kindness went great and I felt good after knowing I had helped out someone less fortunate than me.

The idea of paying it forward is very important because it teaches people to not be selfish and show respect for others in need. I know my act of kindness has made a difference.

Ryan`s Pay it Forward

Part 1
The movie Pay it Forward is a movie an 11 year old boy named Trevor. He tries to make a difference in the world for the better, after receiving an assignment given by his social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. His plan is to do something nice for three people. Instead of paying Trevor back, the three people have to "pay it forward" to three other people each. It shows that the group made a big difference on people who receive the favor and to those who were paying it forward. By the end of the movie, the "Pay it Forward" group grew really big as more people paid their job to Trevor who died from a fight.


Part 2

Our pay it forward act was to donate clothes and toys. We chose this activity because some people can’t afford the the stuff we have access to everyday. So the more we donate, they will have more access to the stuff we have today. We helped all the people without clothes or toys. We did this project on December 19, 2010.


Part 3

Our act of kindness went very well. We had to wait a few minutes outside for people to answer the door though. We felt very happy and feel like doing another project like this again. The person reacted maturely, and was smiling brightly. We were going to ask the people to “Pay It Forward” but we couldn’t because the thrift store was going to close soon.

Part 4

The "Pay It Forward" activty is important because lots of people without homes can't have anything wealthy people can. Our act of kindness helped people without clothes and toys. It even helped them celebrate Christmas because of the toys we gave them. It also prepare them for the winter because we gave them clothing. They are lucky we gave them coats because winter is very cold.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Shenna's Pay it Forward

Part 1
Pay it Forward is a movie about Trevor, an 11 year old boy who tries to change the world for the better after an assignment given by his social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. His plan is to do something nice for three people. Instead of paying Trevor back, the three people have to "pay it forward" to three other people each and so on. As the movie progress, it shows that the movement made a huge difference on people who receive the favor and to those who were paying it forward. By the end of the movie, it is clear that the "Pay it Forward" movement grew really big as thousands of people paid their respects to Trevor who died and started the movement.

Part 2
My Pay it Forward act of kindness was shoveling my friend's front and backyard. I chose this activity because I thought it would be nice to ease their burden of shoveling. So I help my friend and her family. I shoveled the snow out of the path where people would often walked. I did my act of kindness on Sunday, December 19, 2010 around 2:00 p.m.

Me shoveling.

Part 3
My act of kindness went pretty well despite the weather being cold. I shoveled the snow out of the path. The shovel was heavy plus the weight of the snow makes it more harder and it took a lot more effort but at the end it was successful. I felt this pleasant feeling inside after seeing my friend smile because of the kindness I did. My friend and her family was really grateful and thank me for the kindness I've done for them. I only ask my friend to pay it forward and she said she would like to do that but unfortunately I forgot to ask her family because an hour later after I told my friend to pay it forward, the request that I was supposed to ask her family slipped out of my mind so I didn't get to tell. I will do that next time and try not to forget when I have the opportunity to do it again.

Part 4
I think the idea of Pay it Forward is important because it will help change the world for the better and it will help make a difference in the lives of many people. I don't know if my act of kindness made a difference but hopefully it will make a difference to my friend and her family.

Jae Anne's Pay It Forward

Part 1

PAY IT FORWARD is a movie that shows how an eleven year old boy, Trevor, show an act of kindness to three other people that don't expect anything in return. In the movie, Trevor and his classmates in Social Studies have given an assignment on "Think of an idea to change our world - and put it into action." Trevor helped 3 people: (1) Jerry, a homeless man, (2) Mr. Simonet, his teacher that gave the assignment and (3) Adam, his friend that was bullied. When he tried to help his friend, he was stabbed and die. Many people came to their house to show how they feel for Trevor and they put flowers on their yard.



Part 2


My Pay It Forward act of kindness was babysitting my 1 year and 10 mos. old cousin. I chose this activity because I liked to help my auntie for having time for herself after work by babysitting my cousin. I looked after my cousin on in their house for 2 hours last Saturday, December 18 2010. I had a great  for looking after him because I learned a lesson on doing this.


                                         This is when he wants to slide.

Part 3

It went really well when I babysit my cousin. I fed him, and I played with him. He is really cute and he was behave when i was feeding him rice. He learned some new letters and he can say "mommy" and "daddy" clearly now. I felt something when I was doing it but I can't explain what I felt. Before my time was over, he was so sleepy so I carry him to their room and wait until he really was slept. My cousin seems to be happy for babysitting him for two hours. And before went home, I told my auntie to pay it forward to other people to help them on any way she wants. My auntie really appreciate what I did so she told me that She will pay it forward to other people.


Part 4

The idea of "Pay It Forward" is important because anyone in the world can make a  difference to someone's lives.  We can change the the world by being kind to someone else and to pass it forward. And I think  my act of kindness to my auntie for babysitting my cousin has made a difference because my cousin can call her now to mommy instead of calling her "ta" because he heard us calling my auntie "tita". (ta is tita, in english - auntie)


I don't have a picture with me because he really wants to play more... I'm sorry.

Angelo's My Textbook Homework Page 142-143

4. a.) 20% of 60 is 12
b.) 250% of 400 is 1000
c.)10.5% of 100 is 10.5


5. a.) 2/5% of 325 is 1.3
b.) 15 1/4% of 950 is 144.87
c.) 175% of 125.50 is 219.62


8. The original price of a jacket was $84.00. A store manager marked the price down by 25.5%. By how much was the price reduced?
The Price was reduced by $21.42.

Shane's Pay it Forward

Part 1:
"Pay it Forward" is a movie about a boy named Trevor, who is just starting Junior High. In his Social Studies class, his teacher, Mr. Simonet has asked him and his class about what they can do to change the world. Trevor had an idea of helping 3 people, and then telling those 3 to help another 3 and vice versa. He isn't expecting anything in return, but he's telling them to pass it on to more and more people.

Part 2:

What I did as my act of kindness, is that I decided to give my neighbors food suplies. We have a lot of food suplies hiding in our cabinet. We don't need all of those, so I decided to give it to our neighbors.

I chose this activity, because I want to help my neighbors and other people. We don't need lot of foods, so instead of throwing it, I give it to them.

I did this act of kindness on December 20, 2010 right after school. That's my only chance I got to this project.




Part 3:

My act of kindness turned out very well, and I wasn't expecting that alot of people are willing to pay me. I got some great comments from my neighbors. I didn't manage to take a video, because I'm on rush. One of my neighbor is asking me if I was going to recieve money after doing this. I said "No, I'm paying it forward. And she touch my cheeks, grab my hands and tell me that "You're a nice girl. Keep doing this kind of things. And have a great Holliday." And then she smiled and close the door. After that, I felt verry happy for what I was doing to help my neighbor.

Part 4:

The idea of paying it forward is important, because it can make a difference in someone's life, as well as the community and environment around you.

Kayla Steen's Pay It Forward

Part 1

Pay It Forward to me was a very emotional and inspirational movie that you only find once in a while. After we had finished watching it, I had to admit that  even I was crying. I don’t cry easy. When I think about it, I would like to meet the person that came up with pay it forward in the first place. I don’t know if it had in fact been a child, but if it had, I would have liked to meet him/her, all the same. What affected me the most would be the ending, again. It’s just that he died, and didn’t even do anything wrong. It was so sad, but to see all those people go and place flowers and to gather and acknowledge him, it was just terribly  sad and beautiful. I wish that a child could change the world. It would show that if children can  do it, why can’t you, too? Why can’t you change the world? Because you can’t? because it’s too big? No, it’s because you haven’t tried, and, I must admit, that I haven’t tried either.  Because I want to, but don’t want to at the same time. I want to stay in my comfort zone.  Where I feel safe. I don’t want to go out into the Big Bad World, because I’m comfortable  now right here. I’m afraid that the world will eat me if I leave my family and the people  I know, never to return and I don’t want to leave my comfort zone, even if I want to change the world. I guess that my will and wish to change it is too vague for the world to acknowledge. And I can admit that.

Part 2

What I did for my Pay It Forward took me a long time to figure out. Well, not really a long time, considering it had probably been 2 days, but it seemed so much longer to me.
Thereason that I couldn't come up with anything is because I'm not a very good thinker, but I completely make that up in wording... and actually reading, unlike some people I know. *cough cough* … *nudge nudge*(silence)
I'm not very good with ideas. Where was I, again? Oh, yes. I wouldn't have known  a good idea if it hit me in the arse. forget writers' block. “Sorry, Good Idea, It  just wouldn’t work out for us in a long-term relationship. I love your characters and themes but your plot is so hard to get along with. You’re just not my type. I need my space.” Yeah. Like that’s going to happen. So, contemplating this at home in my room, I was leaning back on my chair with my feet on the desk brainstorming, with no apparent luck, and my thoughts drifted to my neighbor, who lives not two doors down from our humble family of three (well, actually she does, but you don't know that yet). Mrs. Kreis, the women I was telling you about, is an elderly lady at the ripe old age of **. . . ( aha! not like I would tell you, nice try though…don’t worry, rammy is somuch older. As in millions of years older), and I was thinking about when our last encounter had been. If I remembered correct, I was pretty sure that I had not gone to her house in a week,and I was a little bit worried about how she was doing, if she needed help with anything, and so on. And that's when it hit me. Literally. (..I had fallen out of my chair from leaning back toomuch, and hit my head on hard wood. not a pleasant feeling, I remind you). But, nonetheless, Istill had it. I would have jumped 15 feet in the air (if i could, of course, but, unfortunately I can't) and got a piece of paper out of my binder that I scribbled like mad on while smiling triumphantly, thoroughly pleased with myself. I had decided I would make it my duty to make a good contribution to pay it forward, and I had found the perfect subject: Mrs. Kreis.When I thought of doing Mrs. kreis as the person I would help, I knew I had picked the right decision and person. Even whenI had visited her before, she always seemed bustling with life and purpose, fixing the garden, cleaning out the garage. But I always did wonder if, sometimes, by and chance, she ever got lonely? Well, that wouldn't do, now would it? No, it definitely would not.
So,I went to visit my old friend,  because the day before I had decided that I would tell her about my proposition and all about Pay It Forward.Over tea, that is. Everybody loves tea cookies.
When I had finished telling her, I was  feeling very excited at the prospectof doing the project. Inside, I was actually very nervous, because I really wanted to so it, but what if she refused?
But, in the end, she agreed anyway though, and I was very happy that I had made her so happy. For a second I though I might have seen tears, but I can’t be sure. (I speak no lies.)
What exactly did she agree to, you ask? Well, the pay it forward act of kindness I’m going to do, (wait for it) … is help my old, next door neighbor to shovel her walk, go carry her groceries when she goes out shopping, keep her company when she’s alone, and listen to her about things from a long time ago that she might want  to talk about, to help her bake all the pastries that she knows I love and any other odd jobs she has around her house.
You see, it’s not that she doesn’t have family, she does, it’s just that she alone. She has children and grandchildren, and had a husband, but they are all in other places now. Her sons and daughters have all left home and grown up, they do visit with their children to greet and see grandma Freita, but they all live in different places and provinces. And, sadly, only last year Mrs. Kreis had lost her husband to Colon Cancer. I remember that he used to walk up  and down the back lane by our house, and my dadwould talk to him and ask him how things were doing.
The time when I had done part of my act of kindness was when I, this night, had gone to Mrs.  Kreis’s house to talk to her about when she was a child and how her family had survived through WW2. It was very emotional and I got to learn new things and I am grateful to her for what she has confided in me.

Part 3

My act of kindness went very well, and I hope to help more in the near future as well. It was all very interesting, but an insightful encounter and one that I hope to come by again soon. When I had gone through my act of kindness for the day, I felt very happy, but also solemn and I think it was because of the things she had told me about her childhood.  She told me all these things, and I felt a warm tingly feeling in my chest because she already trusted me, and it feels good to be trusted in. I think the reason I did not ask her to pay it forward, is because I personally think that the paying it forward should be started by young people. Mrs. kreis was young, she had a happy life with no regrets, and I think she has already in her life, somewhere, already paid it forward. So, no, I don’t want to ask her to pay it forward, because I’m sure that somewhere she has already done so.

Part 4

I think the idea of “Pay It Forward” is so important because young people need to give back to the community the kindness that somebody else had shown them, from picking up the stuff you dropt, to holding the door foryou because of common courtesy, or anything at all. I personally don’t know if my act of kindness has done anything at all but I know that ,while it may not affect the whole world, it has helped a person who lives on that earth, and it has helped me, too.

Ysabelle's Pay it Forward

Part 1

Trevor's Social Studies teacher, Mr. Simonet, gave their class an assignment: "think of something to change the world and put it into action." Then Trevor came up with an idea- pay it forward. Paying it forward means repaying or thanking someone by doing an act of kindness to other people. This idea is like when you did something good to a person, that person will pay you back. Instead of paying you back, you can tell them to pay it forward. Do it to three people and tell them to pay it forward to three more people and so on. This idea of Trevor made the characters in the movie connected. Trevor was on television because of this idea. At the end of the movie, Trevor died for trying to help his friend who was being bullied. Many people mourned for him and send their condolences.

Part 2

My pay it forward act of kindness was babysitting. I babysat my neighbor's daughter, Alexa. I chose this act of kindness because I know that the people I helped really need someone to look after their daughter. They're always busy and I know that someone must look after their daughter. I helped my neighbor because no one will look after their daughter. I did this last Saturday( Dec. 18) because my neighbor had to go to work.In fact, my mom babysits this girl at weekdays but I told her that I'll babysit Alexa for free.


This is the girl I babysat. This picture was taken last Saturday, December 18.

Part 3

My act of kindness went well. I was able to take care of Alexa until her parents came to pick her up. Although babysitting sounds simple, I'm telling you, it's not as easy as you think. I had a hard time to make this girl eat, take a bath and brush her teeth. Besides that, she was always running and it was exhausting to find and catch her. But somehow, I felt happy because I know that this girl needed me to take care of her while her parents were away. I didn't ask the person to pay it forward. I didn't ask them to pay it forward because I think I forgot. Next time I'll do it again, I will ask them to pay it forward.

Part 4

The idea "Pay it Forward" is important because I think if every person will do an act of kindness and pay it forward, many lives of people will be changed.Some people do good because they want to receive something in return. If we overcome selfishness, I'm pretty sure it will create a very good change in our world. I think my act of kindness made a difference. I know it's just a small thing but when small things are combined, it will make a big difference.

Suzie's Pay it Forward

Part 1:

"Pay it Forward" is a movie about a boy named Trevor who comes up with a plan to make the world a better place. His plan is to do something to help 3 other people, get nothing in return, and those 3 people will help 3 people each, and so on. He helps a homeless man get back on his feet, and he helps his teacher and mother be happy. While he was trying to help a boy named Adam who was getting bullied, Trevor was stabbed and he sadly died. His idea for pay it forward lived on, as you saw at the beginning of the movie.

Part 2:

1) My pay it forward act of kindness was giving a lady I saw every day but didn't talk to much a bunch of cookies.
2) I chose to do this because I saw her every day, but we didn't really talk much besides saying "hi" or "good morning". I thought she might like the cookies.
3) I helped the lady, but I'm not sure giving someone cookies is "helping" them, but it is an act of kindness, I guess.
4) On the way to school, I saw her like I normally do. I told her I had something for her, then I gave her the cookies.
5) I did my act of kindness on my way to school on Monday morning, December 20, 2010 at precisely 8:31 AM. I checked.

A picture of me making cookies


Part 3:

1) My act of kindness went extremely well, I think. It was quick, to the point, and it happened exactly like I hoped it would. A complete success.
2) I gave her the cookies and she seemed surprised, but a good, happy surprise. She said" thank you," and I told her "happy holidays!" Then, I went to school.
3) I felt completely gratified and self contented. I felt really happy that I did something nice for someone, and the good reaction made the hard work of making the cookies completely wear off.
4) The lady was a good kind of surprised at first, then she smiled. A real big smile. She seemed really happy when she walked away with the cookies, and I'm glad.
5) I didn't ask the lady to pay it forward because I was shy. I randomly gave her cookies, and I guess I didn't have the guts to ask her to pay it forward. I considered myself brave enough to have given her the cookies in the first place. Next time I do an act of kindness, I will ask the person to pay it forward.

Part 4:

1) The idea of pay it forward is important because it's and idea that helps make the world a better place. It's a positive idea, and it's good to do nice things for people just because. If you do something nice, then maybe the person you did something nice for will do something nice for someone else. Spread the niceness.
2) I think my act of kindness did make a difference. It might have made the lady think nice thoughts about kids, and how good things can and do happen often. Maybe I don't even need to tell her to pay it forward. Maybe she will on her own.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chelsea's Pay it Forward

Part One:

"Pay it Forward" is a movie about a boy named Trevor, who is just starting Junior High. In his Social Studies class, his teacher, Mr. Simonet has asked him and his class about what they can do to change the world. Trevor had an idea of helping 3 people, and then telling those 3 to help another 3 and vice versa. He isn't expecting anything in return, but he's telling them to pass it on to more and more people.

Part Two:

What I did as my act of kindness, is that I went to one of my parents' legion workplace (at the Anavets #238), to help out there in the kitchen for the banquet, as well as the bingo hall, by counting the chips and assisting the young employees, who were close to my age.

I chose this activity, because I knew that both my mom and my dad are working very hard everyday at 2 of our legion locations, and trust me, it is very hard work. So, I decided to try and help them both on the busiest days, which are usually Fridays due to a lot of people coming in for banquets and especially bingo night.

I helped both of my parents, inside the kitchen. I also helped with 2 young employees, Courtney and Nicole in the bingo hall, as well as my mom's friend's kids who also work there. I did quite a lot of work, considering it was nearly packed, such as helping to wash the many dishes in the sink, putting back the extra dinner rolls back in its bags and even doing a bit of math by calculating the food orders that have been given to my dad. I did this act of kindness on Friday, December 17, 2010 right after school, since it was the only chance I got to do this project, before its due date.
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Part Three:


My act of kindness turned out very well, and I wasn't expecting to be so exhausted at the end of the day. But, I managed to go through helping everyone who needed help.
Apparently, I got some great reactions from the people I was helping out. I didn't manage to get it on video, for we were in a rush because it was so busy. One of the seniors who was eating at the banquet asked if I was going to get paid at the end of the day. I replied, "Nope, I'm only paying it forward, and I'm not expecting anything in return.". So, basically, all of the employees and staff working at the bingo and in the kitchen were all very pleased that I had been helping them, meaning, my expectations of what their reaction were going to be were correct.

After 5 hours of assisting and helping, I felt very proud of myself for what I was doing to help my parents job. To be honest, I did not tell any of the employees to pay it forward. The reason is, is that because they already are in a way that is different (they get their pay at the end of each month, I believe). I trust what they are doing and that is why I didn't tell them to pay it forward.

Part Four:

The idea of paying it forward is important, because it can make a difference in someone's life, as well as the community and environment around you. My act of kindness has really made a difference at the Anavets. It made the banquet operate smoothly, as well as the bingo hall with all the seniors ordering food and beverages. It was a great experience working at the legion with many people I had just met on that day and whenever I can, I want to go back there and help again, and I actually will, in 2 years.

Kevin's Pay It Forward

1. Pay it forward is a project started by a boy named Trevor as a school assignment. This project meant he helped 3 people in particular a homeless man named Jerry, his teacher who gave him the assignment Mr.Simonet, and his friend Adam who is being bullied. Trevor then explains to his class how he helps 3 people and those 3 people help another 3. Trevor's pay it forward act succeeded but as a result of helping Adam he was stabbed and passed away. Towns people felt saddened that after all those acts of kindness he passed away, so they all showed empathy and went to show respect at his house.

2. My act of kindness towards pay it forward was done with Paul M. and Vincent M. We decided to hand out candy canes with cards that explain pay it forward, the idea to save electricity, and wishing people happy holidays. We decided to choose this idea because the holidays are coming up and it would be a fun way to keep the spirit of holidays alive, it was also to spread the word about energy consumption. I think we helped people who had a big energy consumption rate and people who really didn't care about the holidays. For this project we took effort into making the cards which took an hour, but took longer to actually hand them out and then we had to edit it all into a presentable video. We did our act of kindness on Saturday, December 18 at 2 - 7pm (including editing time) at Paul's house.



This photo was taken quickly before we rushed outside to hand them out.
(Left)Paul M. (Middle)Vincent M. (Right)Kevin H









This is our video for pay it forward. Hope you enjoy!


3. I think our act of kindness went really well! We planned ahead and it all worked out except for missing Paulo because he couldn't go. Some people really cared like the 2 guys in the video and an old man who actually said he was gonna pay it forward. While we were handing it out some people really didn't care and ignored us. But knowing we are actually doing something good it made me feel really generous. Some people acted surprised kids were doing this kind of school project. Some people acted annoyed that we took up their time. Other than the cards telling people to pay it forward we told anyone we saw to pay it forward. They acted confused not knowing what it was, until we explained it and showed them the inside of the card. If we didn't tell someone to pay it forward it's probably because they really didn't want to contribute to the concept of pay it forward. I won't judge them but they are going to regret what they're doing.

4. Pay it forward is a very interesting idea because it alerts people to make a change in either the environment or someones life. Our act of kindness kind of helped both categories because we gave people Christmas cheer and we told people to save electricity. I will always remember this fun experience and I hope I can get the chance to do it again.

Please check out my partners Paul and Vincent's post!

Vincent's Pay It Forward

Part 1
The movie "Pay It Forward" was about a boy named Trevor was given an assignment by his teacher Mr. Simonet. Mr. Simonet wanted them to change the world in some way. Trevor's idea of changing the world was that he helps 3 people and each of those people help another 3 people and so on. Even though he thought it didn't work out, it actually does.

Part 2

What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?
My Pay It Forward act of kindness was that my friends and I give out candy canes to people we either know or don't know.

Why did you choose this activity?
We chose this activity because we wanted to let people know about Pay It Forward by making cards to that says it.

Who did you help?
We didn't really help anybody because we were giving the candy canes randomly.

What did you do?
We got small pieces of paper and we put Pay It Forward on each one. After that, we added why we are doing this and what Pay It Forward is. When all the cards were finished, we added candy canes. When that was done, we went around our neighborhoods and gave them to people we know or strangers.

When did you do you act of kindness?
We did our act of kindness on December 18th, 2010 from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M.


Part 3

How did your act of kindness go?
Our act of kindness went kinda well, we did get a few people to take the cards. These two guys that we met really seemed to enjoy what we were doing which made me feel really nice.

What Happened?
When we were gonna give the cards out, we left them on cars or in mailboxes. We also went up to some people if they wanted one, about one third of them took them, while the others didn't want them :/

How did you feel?
I felt really good doing this because I want people to now what Pay It Forward is and hopefully they'll Pay It Forward.

How did the person or people react?
Some of the people were really interested about this. On the other hand, some people had the same expression they had when we asked them if they wanted the cards.

Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"?
We told most of them to Pay It Forward when we gave them the cards.

How did they react to your request?
Most of them reacted kinda confused because they might have not known what we meant.

If you did not ask the person to "Pay It Forward" how come?
We might have not asked them because they didn't seem like they wanted to or we might have forgotten.

Part 4

Why is the idea of "Pay it Forward" important?
The idea Pay It Forward is important because helping people is a way of showing that you care and you want to make a difference. Even the smallest things can make a difference like giving out candy canes or giving out cards.

Has your act of kindness made a difference?
I don't know if our act of kindness made a difference but I hope it has made one to all the people that we gave one or found one.


Julibella's Pay It Forward.

Part 1

Pay It Forward is an act of kindness where you don't expect anything in return. It's an idea that one person could make a difference in the world. In the movie, a boy is given an assignment to try and change the world. He comes up with this idea where he helps three people, who then have to help another three and "Pay It Forward". He doesn't expect them to give back to him, but to pass this on.

Part 2

My Pay It Forward act of kindness was giving toys to the children's hostipal, and handing out candy canes with cards. My group was Diorella, Marilen, Marie, and Angel. I chose this activity because I wanted to wish the kids and adults a Merry Christmas and I wanted to make them happy and just to see their smiles on their faces. We helped sick kids in the Children's Hostipal, and also people just around Winnipeg. We made our own cards that read, "Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays.You've been hit by an act of kindness. Pay it forward." We also bought toys for the Children's Hospital. When we got to the hostipal a lady came to picked up the toys. After, we went to Polo Park to hand out cards and candy canes. We did our act of kindness on Saturday, December 18, 2010.




Part 3

Our act of kindness went well when we were at the hospital. We had to wait a little bit for the lady to come and pick up the toys. The lady that took the toys was very kind, kind enough to allow us to take a picture with us. I felt like we make a lot of children happy with all the toys we bought for them. I wish we were able to give the toys personally to the children. So we could see their smiling faces, but just knowing that we made kids smile just made my day. I am glad that we chose to go to the Children's hospital.

When we went to Polo Park we were going to hand out the cards with candy canes to people Diorella dressed up as an elf and Marie dressed up as Santa. We handed one to a mom with 3 kids and one security guard. We went to the washroom to fix Marie's costume and when we came out there were a bunch of security guards. One of the security guards said that we weren't allowed to hand out candy canes to people under administration rules. We were all kind of bummed. We even hand our friends dress up in costumes all for nothing, but instead of standing around doing nothing we decided to put the cards with candy canes on the windshields of cars. It was cold outside, but knowing that we could make people smile kept us going.

Part 4

The idea of "Pay It Forward" is important because knowing that just one person can make a difference in the would is amazing. Imagine what a group of people could do. It doesn't matter what you look like, where you live, who you are, or what you do, what matters is the impact it will make on the world. Whether it's from saving someone's life to just giving a person a smile or your attention can do a lot for the world, every bit that we do counts.

I honestly think that my act of kindness truly made a big difference in someone's life. We gave the kids at the Children's Hospital hope, and we let them know that someone out there cares. We made a difference in every single person we gave a card too. We showed them that we cared and one thing could change the world. Also, it has made a difference on me. I've learned that even the smallest thing could change the world and that if we come together we could make a great difference in each and everyone's lives. This is something that I will continue to pass on and keep in my head and heart.

PAY IT FORWARD!

Glenesse's Pay it Forward

Part 1:

Pay it forward is a project that is an act of kindness and you don't expect anything back. You do something nice for 3 people and each of them do something nice for 3 people and it just keeps going on. The movie "Pay it Forward" is about a boy named Trevor who had a school assignment, assigned by Mr.Simonet on making a difference in someone's life by helping them. He first helped a homeless man by taking him in to his home but it didn't work out till' the end when he asks a girl to have coffee with him. Then he helps Mr.Simonet by planning a date with his mom but it didn't work out till' the end. After, helped his friend when he was getting bullied by bullies, but he got stabbed and died. In the end many people came to his house and put candles and flowers in his front yard.

Part 2:

What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?
My pay it forward act of kindness was giving holiday cards to random people's car and mailboxes.

Why did you choose this activity?
I chose this activity because it was a way of doing something nice to people and making them happy without even knowing who it was.

Who did you help?
I gave the card "in secret" to some people's mailboxes in my streets and people's windshields from my church.

What did you do?
I put Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year on the cards and said to pay it forward.

When did you do you act of kindness?
I did my act of kindness on December 19, 2010.


Part 3:

How did your act of kindness go?
I thought my act of kindness went rally well because I felt good afterwards.

What Happened?
I gave the cards to people's mailboxes and windshields. Now people can check their cards and hope it would make them happy.

How did you feel?
I felt really happy that I could make someone smile or happy just by giving them a card that says Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. I am glad that I got the chance to do this kind of thing and hope I can still do an act of kindness to other people too, not just because I was assigned to.

How did the person or people react?
I don't know how they reacted because it was suppose to be a secret but I hope that it made them really happy.

Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"?
On the card I gave them it said "Pay it Forward".

How did they react to your request?
I don't know how they reacted to my request but i hope that they will do it.

Part 4:

Why is the idea of "Pay it Forward" important?
"Pay it Forward" is an important idea because it could help a lot of people just by a simple act of kindness to one or many people.

Has your act of kindness made a difference?
I don't know actually but I hope it did.

Kim's Pay It Forward

Part 1

(Movie Summary)
"Pay It Forward" is about trying to make a difference in peoples' lives. In the movie, a young boy named Trevor has an idea about helping 3 people and then getting them to help 3 more people and it goes on and on. He first tries to help out a homeless man named Jerry but it doesn't really work out. Then he tries to help out his teacher, Mr. Simonet and his friend. At the end of the movie, Trevor gets stabbed by one of the bullies and passes away.

Part 2

What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?
I chose babysitting my two little cousins as my Pay It Forward act of kindness.

Why did you choose this activity?
I chose this activity because I wanted to help out my hardworking aunt and uncle by giving them a break from looking after my cousins.

Who did you help?
I helped my aunt and uncle.

What did you do?
I looked after my cousins. I watched them play, fed them, and played video games with them.

When did you do your act of kindness?
I did my act of kindness on December 18 at around 5:30-7:30 p.m.

These are my cousins, J.P. and J.B. This picture was taken when I had to look after them while they ate dinner.

Part 3

How did your act of kindness go?
It went really well because they behaved very well except for some issues about wanting to play a D.S. but it was broken.

What happened?
I looked after them for two hours. We played some video games, watched T.V., I looked after them while they ate dinner, and we played some other games.

How did you feel?
I felt really good about Paying It Forward. It felt really nice knowing that you were able to help out in a way.

How did the person or people react?
They were really happy that I looked after my cousins.

Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"?
Yes I did because I told them that I was doing this project for school called "Pay It Forward" and I told them that it would be really nice if they would be able to do something to "Pay It Forward" too.

How did they react to your request?
They told me that they would think about it but I'm not really sure if they know what they were going to do.

Part 4

Why is the idea of "Pay It Forward" important?
I think that the idea of "Pay It Forward" is important because it's a chance to be able to make a difference in peoples' lives and hopefully make a difference around the world. I really like idea of helping 3 people and then getting them to help 3 more people and so on because the help will be able to spread very quickly.

Has your act of kindness made a difference?
I really hope so but if not I'll still be doing a lot of other things to "Pay It Forward" and I hope everyone else will too.