1. "for every two people in Annawadi inching up, there was one in a catastrophic plunge".
2. "hope is not a fiction"
3. "for every two people in Annawadi inching up, there was one in a catastrophic plunge"
4. "for the poor of a country where corruption thieved a great deal of opportunity, corruption was one of the genuine opportunities that remained".
5. "a smogged-out, prosperity-driven obstacle course... from which wads of possibility had tumbled down to the slums"
6. "Everything around us is roses," Abdul's younger brother, Mirchi, put it. "And we're the shit in between."
1. One thing being, the authorities harsh ways of taking unnecessary actions. They take things way too far and they know they are. The police are purposely being mean.
2. I feeling like Abdul would never do anything to harm or endanger his family. He does everything he can to keep them safe.
3. It’s hard to read this book and try to put yourself in the situation, since the things that occur in this book are far from our lives here today.
4. After reading this weeks section, I found myself feeling sorry for these characters. More so than I did previously.
5. The characters of this book really gives me an in depth detail of how an individual lives in the slums.
6. Katherine Boo was not just one of those typical Americans who goes to a third world country and writes a sympathy novel, she wrote a great book with a story.
1. A lot of slum schools that hold orphaned children are based off of praying and hope.
2. Many people give back to those below them, because they once were in that position as well.
3. Very religious. Everything has a reason behind it involving god.
4. “since there is no running water, many kids get sicknesses and diseases. So we are praying that god will give us working wells to get them clean water”
5. A lot of togetherness, no one is really left behind or alone.
6. Since they don’t have many resources in the slums, they take whatever they do have and make it work for the best.
7. People that aren’t in the slums, such as Americans have so much sympathy for the slum children.
8. The people/ children living in the slums idolize Americans and see them on such a higher level.
9. Unity plays a big role in the lives of these people.
10. Slum schools are a huge safety net for the uprising of those children
11. Life seems harder for them, and they still try their hardest
12. Many people care, and try to make an effort to help.
topic question- What makes the slums?
Using quotes from my outside source as well as my book to shape my infographic. I will also include many pictures. Since this is more of a visual representation I am going to keep all photo descriptions and information to a minimum. Though still enough to make it informational.
http://vimeo.com/23822607 - iBelieve in India- Documentary
Reese family chicken noodle soup recipe -
1 whole onion sliced
3 stalks of celery chopped
3/4 cups of carrots chopped
1 pound of Boneless skinless trimmed Chicken Thigh sliced
10 cups of water poured
2 large russet potatoes halved
2 Table Spoons of parsley poured
1/2 bag of Pennsylvania Dutch yolk free home style ribbon noodles poured
1/2 tea spoon of salt poured
1 teaspoon of pepper. poured
1 table spoon of oil
2 tons of love
1 ton of caring
Lightly brown chicken thighs in vegetable oil... Add two stalks of celery and one onion quartered. Cover with water. Let simmer for one hour. Remove from heat. Place a strainer into a large pot and place cheesecloth in the bottom of the strainer. Pour contents of pot into the stainer. Remove chicken. Break chicken into small pieces- remove as much fat as possible. In a clean pot, add a small amount of oil ( just enough to coat the bottom of the pot) add 3 stalks of chopped celery, one chopped onion, and carrots. Place a fresh piece of cheesecloth into a strainer and strain the broth again back into the pot to cover the simmering vegetables. Add the chicken, potatoes, additional water. When boiling- add noodles and parsley and cook for 7 min. Salt and pepper to taste
In this meal only about 10% is made up of processed food. The only ingredient that is not a whole food would be the noodles. The majority of the meal is made up of vegetables. This has all of the main necessities for nutrition since it contains protein (chicken), vegetables, and starches (potatoes/noodles). If you ate nothing but this soup everyday you would probably be fine. All of the ingredients in this recipe came from this country and no farther. The veggies were not all organic, meaning that they were grown with fertilizers and pesticides. Although this doesn't really matter, and takes nothing awake from the meals nutrition value. This isn't an expensive meal to make, the highest priced ingredient would be the chicken. Ideally the majority of the ingredients could come from home by growing your own vegetables, although noodles are very hard to make from scratch and a chicken would be a lot to handle… Which is why we have convenient grocery stores to provide things like this.
Ethan: My role in the larger food system is to balance the ecosystem by making sure to eat the things that reside lower in the food chain. As a human I am at the top of the food chain and my responsibility is to hunt and eat. The biggest problems with our food system is that we over consume proteins and starches which leads to a unhealthy and unbalanced diet that causes diseases of the body due to dietary unhealthiness. We need to switch to eating more natural and energy efficient food such as vegetables and fruits. I could cut sodas, sugars, caffeine, fast food, and other heavily processed and unhealthy food. The impact of these changes would probably make my heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys healthier. I am not willing to make these changes.
Jamie: Throughout this unit, I've learned a lot about different foods and their effects on our bodies. There were many things that I thought I already knew, but found out a lot more. From reading articles and watching videos such as Food Inc. and Super Size Me, I've found out more information than I had before this class. I think that one of the biggest problems with our food system is lack of knowledge and care. If more people cared about the foods they're putting in their bodies then we wouldn't have such high rates of obesity. I agree that our environment does have an effect on the food choice we make, but they are still "our choices". This was proven in a study with cafeteria food in a hospital. They regard their foods, and people made healthier food choices. So I think the problem lies within people themselves and how they choose to eat. Some changes that I could personally make would be to, cut down on snacks. Most of the snacks I eat are probably high in sugar. Although I typically eat healthy foods and well balanced meals, I know I also take in a lot of sugars as well. I would be willing to make some changes, I just don't really see that happening.
" I have of late—but wherefore I know not—lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises, and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air—look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire—why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors. What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me. No, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so."
Hamlet is very emotional in the words he speaks. It's as if every word that leaves his mouth is stern and meaningful. Every word counts. Hamlet speaks of no nonsense, he means business. He is feeling out of sorts. His feelings towards everything and everyone is not the same as others feel. Hamlet is analyzing all the things he feels blue about. " What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?" By saying this, he is stating that there is so much beauty and amazement in a person. Although he could care less, he sees nothing more than ordinary. Hamlet is depressed. This scene reminded me of how teenagers in modern day see things when they are depressed. Specifically my thought were drawn to the book, "The Lovers Dictionary" by David Levithan. The way Hamlet relays his feelings through such simple examples, yet still so meaningful. David Levithan writes the same way, while conveying stress, sadness, and harsh emotion. It becomes obvious that Hamlet is depressed because he is showing all different symptoms and reflecting them on different people. In the quote Hamlet talks about his feelings in deep concern. He explains why he feels the way he does using comparisons to how others see things. Most seem to be very upsetting and depressing comments. This is Hamlet's ways of responding to the life changes he is experiencing currently. He is completely overwhelmed with the situation, and confused on how to go forward. Although his feelings could and may possibly not be true, this is his way of responding to the current events. Hamlet's way of behaving is not co-operating with the rest of the environment. Hamlet can only communicate with himself when he is alone. When he is in front of others, he acts like someone he’s not. The crazy, loud, and outrageous man is so different from the confused, depressed, and lost man who is still trying to recover his fathers death, let alone try to comprehend that his uncle might have committed the deed.
“The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me. No, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so." , says Hamlet in his last few words of the speach. This is just one of another point proving Hamlet’s change in emotion. It also shows others reactions to him.
Taylor and I are very similar so it was very easy for us to make this project. We really liked designing this project because it was a reflection of our personalities, what we like to do, what our childhood was like. Our project really turned out very well for what we imagined.
I spent merely a couple days reading this book, “The Lover’s Dictionary” by David Levithan. It didn’t take me long at all to read, as I found myself so wrapped up in this amazing book.
I love the structure of how it’s written and how imaginative it was. Other books I have read just blankly told me a story. Though, “The Lover’s Dictionary” made me figure out what each word meant, as I unfolded piece by piece of the story.
I tried to put Levithan’s words in my perspective. In which the idea of my benchmark came. My project has no purpose, but to give a story from one word.
During my process of making this project, I found so many more meanings to the simplest words. Words that I didn’t think could be as heavy as I found them to be. By making one word define a story, it happened.
So I found my favorite quotes, wrote them down, and posted them through out the school. “Spreading a Lover’s Words” I then asked my friends to write their own version of what Levithan did. They posted theirs as well.
I also am leaving it up to who ever wants to be apart of this project to spread their words and do the same.
Crossing boundaries is a chance that many people are willing to take. It all depends on the type of boundaries that are being crossed and how. In my mom's case, she was determined to have a baby even with the circumstances she was in. She went against the norm. my mom went above and beyond to have and raise a child. This project made me realize all the things people go through and experience in their lives.
For this project I drew
a clear object. I chose a clear glass cup, because it
seemed moderately different with its cylinder shape. It's bottom
had design in the glass, which was also clear. I thought it would be
nice to have a different type of thing that I've never drawn before.
With my clear drawing I tried using new things i've never used before. Such as drawing with charcoal. At first I had to start out my drawing with a mid-tone by shading the charcoal and smoothing it over with my hand. I then drew the cup as i saw it. I constantly used the eraser to show the light spots in the cup. I smoothed out the charcoal so lighten up the darker spots. All of my previous work I've done was with pencil, or other commonly easy to use materials like that. Never Charcoal, where I can shade the colors to how i want.
Overall this drawing was a very well planned out new experience for me.
I was in the den talking to my mom about how school was going for my first couple of months in high school. “How do you like school so far? Is it hard? Do you like it?” as she asked me a million questions at once.
“I like the school a lot, everything’s going well except I just hate math.” I complained to my mom
She laughed and asked me, “Why can’t you be like your sister Shawna, and love math?”
“Well sorry I just hate it. I always will. Were two different people we like different things!” I confessed just as Shawna comes in the room. My little sister stomps out with tears in her eyes, while my mom glares at me.
I go up stairs to find her in her room playing. She sees me and tells me, “I don’t like math either now.”
Shawna looks up to me as her big sister. Everything I do is what she does. The decisions I make are always right. Whatever I say she says. Being the older sister makes things a lot more difficult. I need to watch myself with everything I do and say when I’m with her. Even when I’m not with her, I still try and set the best example for her that I can. Shawna loves to try hard in school. It makes her so happy when she finds out she got all of her spelling words right. She does really well in all of her second grade subjects. Which makes me want to try really hard in school and everything else I do.
“Shawna you know that doesn’t match at all…” When she gets dressed for the day I’d tell her and laugh.
“I don’t care, I like it.” She would say proudly. Even though she’s only eight years old she still has enough self-confidence for eight, eight year olds.
She inspires me to relax sometimes. Be carefree once in a while and just be a kid. Shawna will do whatever she wants to do without a care in the world. Other people’s opinions don’t bother her. As long as she knows what she’s doing and she’s happy, that’s all that matters. I’m so happy that she’s like that because she is such an energetic person that loves to try new things.
BANG BOOM “AHHHH!” Just as I heard this I jumped up from the porch and looked over the fence in an instant. Seani fell off her bike and cut open her leg. Blood was oozing from every gaping cut. I run down the steps with Band-Aids and cleaning wipes to the sidewalk where she was. Before I could get to her Shawna was already there. She helped her friend up and sat with her on the side of the steps as I cleaned and covered up her cuts. She was crying as loud as an ambulance passing by. “You’ll be okay, don’t worry” Shawna said with comforting words while rubbing her back gently.
My motherly instincts towards her rubbed off. When she’s with her friends that are younger or babies she’s carful enough to be gentle and caring. While she was and still is growing up I’m always there for her. When we were Even though I’m not always physically there with her I still check on her. I call her on the phone and ask her how’s school and her new friends. We rely in a way where we help each other for things.
In a way Shawna and I are each other’s role models. I set good examples for her and she looks up to me with everything I say and do. Then while I do that, it’s like she makes me want to be the best I can be for her and myself. There is also many times when she picks up from things that I do that are really good for her. Most of the time they are. I’m getting better at it. Now I know that she’s always watching me even when I don’t think she’s paying attention to me. I will always be there for her to come to. To make your way in this society you need to have people to show you what’s right and wrong. Someone you can rely on when you need them. We are here for each other
B. Cut out drawing- i cut out every piece of the stencil then organized the negative pieces (outer) on one side and the other on the opposite side
Stool drawing- I drew the outline of the stool then focused on the background of the stool and everything around it.
C. It helps an artist see you can see everything around it in its environment
D. Yes it shows more detail (:
In the beginning of when this class we started learning of perspective. We drew boxes using orthogonal. Then from there we turned those boxes into creating our names. From there we moved onto making doors and windows. Using the vanishing point to get all of our lines.
Something that I found very easy and useful was the vanishing point and finding the center. We had to find the center to create the X going through our box. When we had to make lines it was easy because all we had to do was line in up with the vanishing point
Something I found difficult was making the doors and windows. I had trouble making them look 3-D and real. I’ll work on it though.
One persons artwork that I feel that did really well with her 3-D drawings was Taylor's.
The way she made her two walls look like they came of off the page was good. So she put in enough detail for it to look real. It was an overall great drawing.
How are you? : ¿Que tal?
If you are speaking to an adult/stranger, if you want to speak to someone with respect, or speak proper you would say : ¿Como está? (Ud) You will use Ud to speak formal.
If you are talking to a friend, or someone that you wouldn't want/have to speak with respect to you would say : ¿Como estás? (Tú) You will use Tú to speak informal.
Possible answers to that question would be -
Awful: Mal. / Terrible
Alright: Más o menos.
When asking a question is espanól you put a question mark in both the beginning and end of the question. The question mark in the beginning is upside down like so ¿
(very) Well, thanks : (muy) Bien, gracias. Then you will have the option of adding on to your response - and you? :¿Ytú? or ¿Y Usted? Like mentioned before, it all depends on who you are speaking to if you are to use tú or Usted.
This could be applied in a real life situation this could come in handy. Say if your coming to a new school and don’t know anybody, so you introduce your self to new people. Then you make new FRIENDS!
Created by Jamie Murphy & Jalisa Smith
Seasons are normal in all places. In English speaking countries and in Spanish speaking countries. There is Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.
el verano- Summer
la primervera- Spring
In English, you can see that the image goes, fall, summer, spring, winter. To say that in Spanish you would say el otono, el verano, la primavera, y el invierno.
What’s the weather like?
When saying the seasons en espanol, you want to be sure that you can explain what the weather is like in all seasons. You want to start by reciting the seasons. Then check out the following.
To ask what the weather is like en espanol you would say: Qué tiempo hace?
It’s raining/ It rains
Esta lloviendo/ llueve
Its snowing/It snows
Esta nevando/ Nieva
Person 1: Qué tiempo hace?
Person 2: Hace sol.
Person 1: Qué tiempo hace en el invierno?
Person 2: Hace frio en el invierno.
· To say that it is very cold put emphasis onto the weather you can say “mucho”. So for the last example I could have answered “Hace mucho frio en el invierno”.
· When you see two l’s next to one another the pronunciation would be (aye-ye). More of a ‘y’ sound would come out. You want to be sure you are saying it correctly.
Created by Jamie Murphy & Jalisa Smith
Numbers: Los Números
*Number 11 through 15 are just like 1 through 5 except with the ce at the end.
16. Dieci-6 (deciseis)
To ask or tell someone their/your number:
What’s your phone number?- ¿Cuál tu número de teléfono?
It is. – Es el
20 has its own pattern- after you say veinte the other number fallows right after. Example: 27 would be veintesiete
30-90 has the patteren so, after each multiple of ten you say - Y 1 or Y 2 or Y 3 or Y 4 and so on. So for example 35 would be treinta y cinco.
This could be a real life application. So if you are at a party and an attractive person asks you for your number or if you want to ask someone for their number.
Created by Jamie Murphy & Jalisa Smith
Spanish months and days are never capitalized like our English months and days are!!
In Spanish we write our dates a little different than you would in English. Instead of writing the month then the day, the Spanish format is the day then the month.
To ask/answer questions about the dates:
What’s today’s date? – ¿Cuál es la fecha de hoy?
It’s the number of _______(month) – Hoy es el da _______ (mes)
Example: Febuary 21st also written as 02/21 in English. While in Spanish it would be written as 21/02.
So 21/02 = Es el veitiuno da febrero.
You could apply this to an everyday application when you are writing your heading on your paper in school or if someone in class asks you what today is.
Created by Jamie Murphy & Jalisa Smith
Courtesy Phrases (thanks, excuse me, please)
When learning Spanish it is a necessity to know some courtesy phrases, as does every language include. Some of these are thank you, your welcome, excuse me, please, etc. Here is where you can find the help you need.
How do you be polite and say excuse me?
Perdon(Bumping into someone).
Disculpe.(When getting another’s attention)
Con permiso.(When someone is in your way of something or some place)
- Please note that there are multiple ways to say excuse me in Espanol.
How would you thank someone in espanol?
Thanks a lot.
Thanks a million
- There is a simple conversion between all of the statements we use and say in English to the ones we can easily say in Espanol.
Created by Jamie Murphy & Jalisa Smith
To ask the time:
What time is it? - Qúe hora es?
To tell the time:
Son las- (whatever time it is only if its NOT one) Son Las= plural
Es la- (whatever time it ONLY one) Ea la= single
Example: 9:10 = Son las nueve y diez. Ten minutes past nine.
:45= menos cuarto
:55= menos cinco
Use ‘Y” for mintues past the hour.
Use “Menos” for minutes of the hour.
Say is its 2:15 in the evening. So you would say dos y cuarto.
Using the time could apply in a real life situation. Such as, when you waiting for the bus and you need to know how much longer it will take for your bus to arrive.
Created by Jamie Murphy & Jalisa Smith
Knowing the days of the week is an essential part of espanol. One thing to know about the days of the week is that when they are written out you do not start in capitals.
To ask someone what day of the week it is you would say: Que dia es hoy?
Person 1: Que dia es hoy?
Person 2: Hoy es domingo.
Person 1: Gracias.
Person 2: De nada.
created by Jamie Murphy & Jalisa Smith