Words to Live By
Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2012 by 08:00

Reinforcing the lesson on thankfulness and our wonderful Thanksgiving luncheon by Student Council, I am posting a video from the American charity, United Way, on this week's blog. your assignment is the following:

1. Pick ten of the vocabulary words below that you will see in the video and define them on your blog post:

  • a nap
  • (to) deprive
  • hope
  • thankful
  • afraid
  • (to) interrupt
  • (to) tailgate
  • (to) wave
  • outrageous
  • attire
  • (to) judge
  • success
  • integrity
  • maple syrup
  • homemade
  • brownies
  • fruitcake
  • (to) nag
  • obedience
  • (to) postpone
  • reputation
  • blessings
  • (to) whistle
  • (to) advocate

2. Write a small commentary of a minimum of 100 words on what you liked or did not like about the video. What piece of advice did you like the best? Why?

28/11/2012 11:43:32

Hi, Mr.Hendricks,
10 vocab word:
1.Hope: the feeling that what is wanted can be had.
2.Thankful: feeling or expressing, gratitude.
3.Afraid: feeling fear.
4.To Wave: any surging or progressing movement.
5.Attire: clothes or apparel.
6.To Judge: a person appointed to decide in any competition.
7.Success: the favorable or prosperous termination.
8.Maple syrup: a type of sauce used for put on some pancake.
9.Blessings: the act or words of a person who blesses.
10.whistle: to make a clear musical sound.

comments about video:
the video really ispired me because on the video there were things that people are lazy and bord to do them but there are also things that are not good to do and uswell things that why are scared to do. I think the video was trying to tell us that nothing is impossible and that if your scared to do something that for you think that others people are going to laugh, well! doesn't matter!! the video also tell us that normally the shiny people are scared to do something wrong and they don't want to do them and this video show to them that does't matter what you do. JUST DO IT!!!

Mr. H.
28/11/2012 13:00:03

Nice thoughts, Fran! Did you mean "shy" people instead of "shiny" in your commentary? hehe.

-Mr. H.

1/12/2012 01:36:33

Hi Mr. Hendricks,
My 10 vocabulary words are:
Hope: The feeling that what is wanted can be had
Thankful: Appreciative
Afraid: To be scared of something.
Outrageous: Violent in action.
(to) Judge: Person, authorized to hear and decide cases in a court.
Success: The favourable or prosperous termination.
Home-made: Something that was made at home.
Maple Syrup: A syrup produced by partially boiling down the sap of the sugar maple.
A nap: To sleep for a short time.
Whistle: To make a clear musical sound.

My comments about this video:

I really liked this video, and this video even made my eyes a little bit wet, because if people would have done all the things that were shown on this video, there would be no crime or violence in the world, people wouldn't be scared, or afraid, that someone might rob them. There will be a peace in the world, people would be happy to see each other, and say "hello", even if they don´t know each other. I think that it would be a perfect world, if people would do everything that was on that video.

Mr. Hendricks
2/12/2012 11:55:05

Great commentary, Stas!

-Mr. H.

1/12/2012 02:36:09

Hi mr Hendricks.10 vocab word:
1)Thankful: Appreciative
2) Afreid to be sceard
3 .To Judge: a person appointed to decide in any competition.
4 whistle to blow
5 .Success: the favorable or prosperous termination.
6 A nap when you sleep for a short time.
7 Home-made: Something that was made at home
8 maple syrup a liquid sugar made from madle tree.
9 Home-made: Something that was made at home.
the video speaks of many small actions that we have every day fare.Per example we will call our every day our parents, every day we have to respect the people around us, and all day I have to do many small actions that improve our lives and that of the other. this video and I liked best and made ​​me think how to behave in life.

2/12/2012 00:51:41

Hi Mr. Hendricks,

My ten vocabulary words are:

Success - the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

Homemade - made at home rather than in a store or factory.

Brownies - a small square of rich cake, typically chocolate cake with nuts.

Fruitcake - a cake containing dried fruit and nuts.

Hope - a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

Thankful - pleased and relieved.

Afraid - feeling fear or anxiety; frightened.

Outrageous - shockingly bad or excessive.

Attire - clothes, esp. fine or formal ones.

Nap - to sleep for a short time.

My thoughts are:

I liked the videos message and I thought that its content was creative as well as the title. These truly are words/phrases to live by. Although I did enjoy the video immensely if this video had not been for a homework grade I most likely would not have watched the video the whole way through as I found that the presentation became slightly monotonous. My favorite piece of advice was "don't be afraid to say sorry". This was my personal favorite because of its direct relation to me. A true fault of mine is that I always have to be the last one to say sorry and if I was able to take this particular piece of advice my argument, disagreements would last half as long and have half the impact.

Mr. Hendricks
2/12/2012 11:55:40

Well written, Liam!

-Mr. H.

2/12/2012 05:00:25

Hello :)

My 10 vocab words are:
1.Deprive: To take something away from.
2.Thankful: Expressive of gratitude.
3.Interrupt: To hinder or stop the action.
4.Wave: To make a signal with an up-and-down or back-and-forth movement of the hand or an object held in the hand.
5.Attire: To dress or clothe, especially in fine or elaborate garments.
6.Success: The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted.
7.Maple syrup: A sweet syrup made from the sap of the sugar maple.
8.Brownies: A bar of moist, usually chocolate cake, often with nuts.
9.Reputation: An opinion that somebody has about another person or other thing.
10.Whistle: To make a sound with your lips.

About the video: For me video means that you can change the world by doing simple things that people don't do often. These things can make your reputation to others better. The meaning of this video is also that, don't be shy, because our lives are short and we won't live forever so we need to connect with people. Nobody on the world is perfect, so we need to change, to make ourselves better. I liked this video it was touching, but the true is that I don't do a lot of things that were mentioned there, so I need to change it as soon as possible.

Thanks Piotr :)

Mr. H.
2/12/2012 11:54:19

Nicely written and thought out, Piotr!

-Mr. H.

2/12/2012 08:21:29

Dear Mr.Hendricks

My ten vocabulary are:

1.Afraid= To be scared of something.
2.Home made= somehting made in home.
3.Thankful= To agretitde somehting.
4.reputation= The image that poeple have of you.
5.Whistle= To make or produce sounds with you lips.
6.fruitcake= a cake with fruits.
7.hope= when you want somehting happen.
8.judge= persons who controls a match of some sport.
9.nap= sleep a small time
10.brownie= a piece of chocolate cake.

my thoughts=

I thinks is a really insipartional video. I liked becase it says words that are in our life and a lot of times we will see. I like all the words because are things that happen to me a lot of times.

2/12/2012 13:47:01

Dear,Mr. Hendricks!

My ten vocabulary words are:
thankful-feeling or expressing gratitude
afraid-feeling fear
outrageous-grossly offensive to the sense of right or decency
homemade-made or prepared at home
to whistle-to make a clear musical sound, a series of such sounds, or a high-pitched, warbling sound by the forcible expulsion of the breath through a small opening formed by contracting the lips, or through the teeth, with the aid of the tongue.
reputation-the estimation in which a person or thing is held, especially by the community or the public generally.
obedience-the state or quality of being obedient.
success-the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.
nap-to sleep for a short time; doze.
interrupt-to cause or make a break in the continuity or uniformity of (a course, process, condition, etc.).

I liked this video because there are a lot of useful advices in it and some of them were new for me but I didn't understang one. "Don't give fruitcake to anyone."
What does it mean , Mr. Hendricks?
My favorite advice was "Do more then expected!"
It means that you have to work more than 100 hundred percent and you will get a result.

2/12/2012 14:39:13

Hello Mr. Hendricks

1)Hope: The feeling that what is wanted can be had

2)Afraid: To be scared of something.

3)Thankful: Appreciative

4)Success: The favourable or prosperous termination.

5)Outrageous: Violent in action.

6)Maple Syrup: A syrup produced by partially boiling down the sap of the sugar maple.

7)Home-made: Something that was made at home.

8)Whistle: To make a clear musical sound.

9)A nap: To sleep for a short time.

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