Monday, December 21, 2015

A is for Acceptance (Project Explanation and Student Work)

The next blog will consist of a multiple week project.  Our class is going to take the S.A.I.L.S. acronym and represent what each means to us.  We will do a letter per week.  When the overall project is done, we will have each player's feelings on what S.A.I.L.S. means to them.  The students will also have to answer what the acronym letters mean to our school and to our A5 program.  This can be a writing, art or combination piece.  Students will be encouraged to use Photo shop, Pixlr or Prezi to represent their answers to what S.A.I.L.S. means to them.  We will view different representations of each WORD during the beginning stages of the class.   Enjoy!

Week 2:  What does Acceptance mean to you?  How do you represent or demonstrate this for yourself?  How do you see it represented in our school and in our A5 program? 
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Mr. Epple:

What does Acceptance mean to me?  Not putting labels on people.  Looking at us a one human family.  We define ourselves as black, white, catholic, agnostic, religious, non-religious, rich, poor, smart, dumb, lazy, motivated.  We are people.  We need each other.  We need to belong to something, hopefully positive.  We are more a like than we want admit.  We are a human family, that needs to work together for the common good of ALL on this planet.  We need to accept each other as our fellow humans, rather than separate ourselves with labels.  As Morrie Schwartz (Tuesday with Morrie)  once said, quoting the poet W. H. Auden, "Love is the only rational act," and "Love each other or die."  Great quotes and great ideas from some great people.

Isabelle Nixon
Isabelle Nixon
I think that Acceptance means to take someone for who they are and not for what like or their religion and so many more things that people in this world look at before they become friends with them . We even have a word for treating people differently because of their skin color. Its segregation . We should not have a word for treating people different. The body. Would we be able to live if we only had an eye and not an ear. Or 2 legs but not a stomach . We all need each other just like the body. Always nice and kind and have courage . Put yourself in  there shoes . Don't judge people by there skin color , their weight, religion,diseases or clothing. Acceptance means to this program is that don't judge people because if u just dig a little deeper into them the might be amazing and you won't be missing out . What it means to the school is that to help anyone and be kind .       Self-acceptance.jpg

Jasper Rose  
    What does acceptance mean to me? It means peace, which means no war or slavery
also I think it means freedom, like the usa it is a free country more countries are starting to follow, like the UK and Sweden plus France. And a lot more! We need to accept each other if you are black or white no matter what the race.SWEDEN is following to the freedom! if the whole world follows we could do so many more things think of a world without war most people can't imagine it. That is why acceptance is important to me and o'maley plus A5


Geoffrey Callahan
                              What Does Acceptance mean to Me
To me acceptance is a way to let people in or to allow people to be what they really are. I demonstrate it (or sometimes demonstrate it) by being kind to others. I could help them with a problem they have and I could support them in some way. I see it in school for the teacher helping out students or other teachers and in stories or books we read. In A5 we show our teammates acceptance and we help support other people who can’t play that well.Image result for acceptance on sports teamsImage result for acceptanceImage result for acceptance

Emily Shea
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What does acceptance mean to me?Acceptance means to me is not to make people feel like they don't belong here.In A5 we use acceptance for not making fun of people that get out.Acceptance is very important because it is helping people not feeling sad.Acceptance we use all the time in  omaley we help eachother and we care if they are sad or hurt.

Zachary Oliver
What acceptance means to me is helping people you don’t know out and let them hang out with your group. When here is a new kid say from Florida and he just moved to MASS. don’t let him just hang out with himself because his is new, maybe he or she is some what like you! Always let someone feel like they are important and not just a pile of trash.
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Neville Clancy

Acceptance is letting people join in or help with things. If someone looks different treat them like they are like any other person. If someone is sad let them join in in what they are doing.It means to  that all of omaly need to work to gether and be kind to each other. If someone does not understand something in school help them out. You could help them understand their homework. People can't always do everything alone so people need to work together. People need to more positive.

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Jakob Parpart
Acceptance is when you see someone that got hurt or is getting bullied you go up to him and stand up top the bully.
Another example is when you see a kid that wants to be part of a gang but instead of the people allowing him to be in the gang they exclude him, to show acceptance you would go up to him or her and ask them if they want to join their group, club or gang.

Thomas Elliot
                                                   What Acceptance Means To Me and the School and A5
To me, acceptance means taking people for who they are. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, is a saying I always remember. If a person is black, white, Mexican, Latino or Asian, don’t automatically give them a label. Get to know the person, invite them over your house, you never know when you might make a new friend.
To A5 and the school, acceptance means show the new kid around, give him some pointers. If a kid falls, help them back up. If you see someone getting bullied, intervene and help the victim. Don’t think someone wears weird clothes or has different styles, you never know what they think about you.

Avery Emerson
What does acceptance mean to me
acceptance to me kind of means to not judge a person basicly dont judge a book by its cover!! For example if you saw someone and they looked really poor and they didn't really look like they were good at anything, and one day you faced him in say basketball or any sport and he turned out to be really good. Or another example is don't judge people by their race. don’t judge people by their color or where there from basicly just don't judge don't be mean don't be rude! This is one of my favorite things to say… don’t judge a book by its cover it means a lot to me!!

Caleb Grace
acceptance in my mind is when you see a kid getting bullied and you go over and you help the kid up to his feet and then you let him chill with you or go and let him toss a football with you or something like that and also acceptance is to strive and help people that don't have any friends to have a lot of friends,in a personal experience i actually hung out with some kid and he didn't have many friends than i introduced him to one of my other friends and now they hang out more then me and that other friend dont hang out that much anmymore and also some popular kids actually let that same kid in there group and there fine with it.   

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Jack Patten
What Acceptance Means to me

acceptance to me means that we as a nation are united. We are a nation that works together no matter what you believe in or the color of your skin, we have eachothers backs and work together no matter the circumstances. Acceptance also means that we have to accept people from other countries who do not feel safe in their homes. to O'Maley and A5 Acceptance means that we need to be nice and caring for people around us. this will keep us more united at O’Maley and A5. Acceptance is important and will help a lot of people.

Acceptance to me means not judging people by their physical features such as race. In a5 Acceptance is not making fun of somebody that isn't that good. Not befriending somebody because of looks of how popular someone  is or what they have financially would be the opposite of acceptance in my opinion. Nobody should be degraded by anything on the outside. Better yet don't judge anybody because you don't know how their life is outside of school or in the past. We’re all people. The women's wheelchair race at
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Daniel Hafey
 What acceptance means to me

What acceptance means to me is when someone accepts one for who they are no matter who they are. An example of acceptance to me would when someone made a mistake in the past and some people don’t accept her for what she did but deep down you know that she is really an amazing person and if you don’t believe that you are wrong. An example that people in A5 that we could do is when someone maybe is not that good at what they are you doing you could still accept them even though they aren’t that good.Image result for acceptance

Zaila Dort
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Acceptance can mean thousands of things to everyone around us. Yet this, is what acceptance means to me. Acceptance means that no matter what you can accept everyone around us no matter what skin tone, religion, disability, or gender. Acceptance means that you may not like that person, but you are still nice to them, help them, and even comfort them when they are in need. Acceptance is very important in every community and every community needs it. But does very community have That is the sad part. Acceptance just like many other of the S.A.I.L.S letters needs to be used everywhere. Many people don’t use it and that is what causes many cases of bullying. If a new student entered a school they are very vulnerable and many people may pick on them. When people start picking on them, it grows. Not being accepted can make people depressed, feel left out, angry, and some cases result in suicide. Acceptance is VERY important and if not used, it can result in horrible outcomes. Acceptance can make someone feel happy, and can make you feel happy too. Acceptance can also mean friendship by making somebody feel welcome. These are a couple things that mean acceptance to me.

Raunak Anand

Acceptance to me is accepting people for who they are. Not saying, oh that person is white or saying, oh this person dresses up like a clown. We people are all different but we share one thing in common. We all have a heart, you can decide to use your heart or you can leave it in darkness. Togather we should be one family, not different rivals. There are people out there who think too much of themselves. In school it means not judging people by their looks or actions. In A5 it means letting anyone be on your team and cheering them on. Not liking whispering to someone else saying “This kid is going to make us lose”.

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Nicholas Rapchuck
What Acceptance Means to Me
acceptance means to give it a try and don't not do things that you don't want to do.Give it a try.Also it means to accept other people that may be different than others.Finally acceptance means to  accept people and not judge them. Therefore acceptance means many things to me.
Acceptance means  things to A5 means to let people on your team and dont ghet mad that your not onyour friends team.
Acceptance means a l lot to our school too. It means to let people into your group and not exclude them.

Kylie O'Connell

What the A in S.A.I.L.S
Means to me

The A (Acceptance) in S.A.I.L.S means to include and accept your peers,friends, and even family in activities you participate in. I see examples of this everyday, at recess i see kids including their peers in ball games, conversations, and more! When someone gets hurt, is feeling down, or left out, other students in the our A5 program  go to help them. So next time you see anyone who is not being included, go talk to them, they might end up as your best friend!
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Haily Shea
What does acceptance mean to me ? Acceptance  means  to me is to accept each other and  not worry what the other person looks like . Also it means to me is to let everyone do that activity . Another way acceptance mean to me is don't exclude anyone who doesn't do what you do or what they look like. Everyone should have the right to do what everyone one does even though they look different. This means to the schools that everyone can learn here and be happy here . This means to A5 is if someone isn't good than don't make infront of them and help them .What does acceptance mean to me ?      


  1. Love the blloooogggs ! very inspiring ... Thanx for the effort Mr. Muniz is a big fan

  2. Thanks Mr. Muniz for the support.

  3. Thanks Mr. Muniz for the support.

  4. Thanks Mr. Muniz for the support.