Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shera's Pay it Forward

Part 1
What is "Pay it Forward". To complete this part, please edit and revise the paragraphs that you wrote after watching the movie.
On October 31st, the grade 8's watched the movie "Pay it Forward". Pay it Forward was the kind of movie that speaks to people. It speaks about thinking about what you do toward other people. This movie taught me that you don't have to be a certain age to make a big difference in people's lives.

Part 2
What was your Pay it Forward act of kindness?
My group, Madeline, Sarissa, Jenny and I's Pay it Forward act of kindness was delivering treat bags to the boys and girls that stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

Why did you choose this activity?
We chose this activity because we thought that it was a good idea. Also, we chose it because we knew that it would make the children happy.

Who did you help?
We helped the children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

What did you do?
First, we bought all of the supplies we needed. We then prepared 31 bags which each included a pencil, eraser, note pad, a lollipop, stickers, and a toy dinosaur/animal for the boys and a tiara for the girls. The next day, we went to the Ronald McDonald House and gave the treat bags to Kerry, a nice woman who worked there.

When did you do your act of kindness?
We did our act of kindness on Monday, November 14.

Part 3
How did your act of kindness go?
Our act of kindness went really well.

What happened?
When we entered the Ronald McDonald House, a very kind lady named Kerry welcomed us into the house warmly. She then gave us a tour of some of the rooms in the house, like the family room, kitchen, laundry room, playroom, and more.

How did you feel?
I felt very welcome into the house, because of how kind she was.

How did the person or people react?
Kerry told us that she was happy that we chose the Ronald McDonald House. She also told us that it was a very nice thing that we were doing and thanked us for coming.

Did you ask the person or people to "Pay it Forward"?
We didn't exactly ask them to pay it forward. We got the opportunity to sign the guest book that they had, so we wrote all of our names (and our school name), and we wrote "Pay it Forward!" under our names. We also wrote Pay it Forward in big letters on pieces of paper that we tied to the treat bags we prepared/delivered.

How did they react to your request?
We are not sure how they reacted to our request.

Part 4
Why is the idea of "Pay it Forward" important?
The idea of Pay it Forward is important, because it can help a lot of people and it can start with just one person's help.

Has your act of kindness made a difference?
We don't know for sure if our act of kindness made a difference to the children because they weren't home when we arrived, they were at the hospital. We really hope we did. We made a difference towards Kerry because she was touched because of what we did. She told us that we were doing a very nice thing.


  1. Great job Shera! I think it's great that you're group decided to give gift bags to the children at the Ronald Mcdonald house. Even though you guys didn't excatly ask them to pay it forward you still did in some way!

  2. Good job Shera! I liked how you had a lot of pictures that goes along with what you did, like the bags and what was in it. I also liked how you throughly explained what, when, where, and how you did your act of kindness. I think that you made a lot of kids happy, you and your friends should really feel proud of yourselves because I'm sure it took a lot of time and effort to prepare the bags with various objects in it. I just have two questions that poped in my head while I was reading your "Pay it Forward". How did you feel before and after you gave those treat bags ? And, has this event in your life affect you in any way? Why or why not? Anyways, great job! (:

  3. Good job Shera. I think that you made a difference to those children that you helped because like you said Kerry was touched and I bet all the children there were really happy to. Another good thing is that you had lots of good pictures. Keep it up.

  4. Good job Shera! I think you did make a difference to the children, because it shows them that they are special and even though they have a lot to frown about, you gave them a reason to smile! Keep up the good work! :)