From Homeless To Hopeful

Hi Everyone,

On Friday we started with a review of two confusing wordsaccept and exceptAccept (verb) means to receive or take (something offered) and agree to something {On my birthday I accepted a gift}. Except (verb) means to leave out (someone or something) and to not include (someone or something) { Everyone was invited to the party, except for children}. Here’s the practice we did in class Accept Except Practice

We then discussed some contemporary social issues , such as poverty, racism, discrimination and homelessness. The topic on Friday was homelessness and we talked about who is homeless, why are they homeless, where are they homeless and how are they treated. We offered our thoughts and feelings about homelessness, what can we do to help or not. Then we watched this film The Conditioned which is a story about a man who lives on the street in Sao Paulo and how through the kindness of other people he is able to locate his brother and live with him.

After we watched the film we talked about the characteristics of the people in the film, and their passion, dedication, empathy and hope. The film also show us that homeless people should not be underestimated, and that they have a heart and abilities just like us.

Words of the day

coerce (verb) : to make (someone) do something by using force or threats              He was coerced into signing the confession.

citrus (noun) : a juicy fruit (orange, lemon, or grapefruit) that has a thick skin and that comes from a tree or shrub that grows in warm areas                                     There are lots of citrus farmers in Florida, where we get some of the best oranges.

solidarity (noun) : a feeling of unity between people who have the same interests, beliefs, goals, etc.                                                                                                            There is a lot of solidarity among the participants in the pride parade.

The Boston Summer Arts Weekend – 7/25 and 7/26 – Copley Square – FREE!!

Remember to relax and practice.