300-500 WORDS (100-150 PTS (PLUS)) TYPEWRITTEN
-Your essay can be made up of 3-5 paragraphs
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1. Describe the Japanese emblem that you have chosen and why it appealed to you.
2. Discuss/describe the teacher you have chosen and their qualities that interest you about the teacher (ie: virtues: honesty, integrity/humor/intelligence/kindness)
3. What are some of the reasons that you chose the teacher/how did the qualities that you listed above validate your choice?
4. What surprises occurred during the presentation of the card to you teacher? What were the unexpected events? How will your relationship change with your teacher? What are the benefits of presenting your teacher with the card?
5. What did you learn about yourself during the designing of the card? How was writing the haiku an added creative experience to your work?
6. What are the benefits of this kind of act of kindness and consideration? (how much has your heart "grown" during this process?)
-DECORATE ATTIRE/IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY SIMILAR TO WESTERN FAMILY CRESTS
-EMBLEMS ALSO IDENTIFY CLANS AND FLAGS
-RANKS OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS LEVELS
-IMPROPER TO USE OTHERS EMBLEMS
-GEISHA'S EMBLEMS USUALLY USE CONTAIN A FAN
EXERPTS OF STUDENTS' ESSAYS REGARDING THEIR EXPERIENCES DURING THE PROCESS OF DESIGNING A CARD FOR ONE OF THEIR TEACHERS.
Ms. Juanita Granados- Spanish Instructor Libra Academy, Huntington Park, CA
Mr. Jaime Jimenez, Spanish Instructor, Huntington Park, CA, Libra Academy
Ms.Mi Chi Pham, Math Instructor, Libra Academy, Huntington Park, CA
Ms. Sandra Vista, Art Instructor, Libra Academy, Huntington Park, CA
The Yin and the Yang
by Salvador Ponce
The reaction that I saw on Ms. Davenport's face was a huge surprise to me. The reason why it was so surprising to me was because I do many foolish acts in her class, which made her angry. In the small letter I dedicated to her, I simply wrote that I was going to try hard not to get distracted or make any more foolish acts.
In my project there was one line that when she read it she smiled right away. The line said: "I just wanted to remind you that in good there is always bad and in bad there is always good." This is the reason why I chose the yin yang symbol because when I researched it and that is what it meant.
When she had finished reading she said that she had been wanting a picture or drawing of the yin yang symbol because of what it meant...
by Alejandro Moreno
...The picture I chose was a dragon inside a flower. I chose that picture because it was small, easy and had good meaning. It could mean things like something very big trapped inside something very small. My haiku was about that. A dragon could be trapped in something as small as a flower. I colored the flower pedals yellow to symbolize a regular flower, and the dragon blue to symbolize the sky. The picture connected to me because I see many people held down by something smaller than them when they are stronger.
I gave my card to Mr. Ring because he is very nice and I felt the picture was mostly connected to him. Mr. Ring is a very hardworking person. He comes to work everyday and exhausts himself to teach his students. I need to do acts of kindness because people like Mr. Ring do so much to teach their students how to do math. He also has after school programs to help students who need help or don't understand. The picture fits him because he might get held down by all the work that he does.
by Sebastian Beltran
...What I learned about myself is that I really like to make stuff that make other people feel happy. It also made me realize that I like to make creative designs. Writing the haiku was an added creative experience to my work and made it look like it took more time and effort. ...The benefits of this act of kindness and consideration has made me feel more appreciative for the people at Linda Marquez for their work and for what they do. My heart has grown very much during this process because now I know that thanking people can be really helpful and change my relationship with that person in a good way.