Sometimes a photograph is interesting to look at, but I wonder why anyone decided to take it. I mean, who would have thought that this basketball hoop was a worthy photograph to take. I’ll tell you who, Miguel Angel thought it was interesting enough and even worthy enough to be selected photo of the day out so many great photographs. His project was to photograph wooden things and in the past one of his projects was geometric shapes. I found that even though there is a language barrier in teaching the kids they still understand the idea of the project and even more importantly, the element of composition I’m really trying to teach (even though they might not realize it). As the kids shoot new projects they continue to incorporate old projects in to the new projects. As you can see here, there are many squares in this photograph (a past project was geometric shapes), the basketball hoop, the bricks and the windows but his project in this photo was to shoot wooden things. To see the kids using everything they have learned and apply them to new projects only makes me more excited for future classes.
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Miguel Angel arrived at New Hope on December 31st, 2008 in the afternoon. He was accompanied by a Judge and a social worker and was greeted on the lawn by Rosmary the House Parent for the little boys. I was in our apartment when I saw the three of them meet Rosmary outside, and it took me a second to realize that Miguel was going to be a new addition to the New Hope family. Since I’ve been here, Miguel has been my only experience with someone new arriving to the home. I had some pretty strong emotions in realizing Miguel might not have any parents or that he doesn’t know anyone here, and, to top it off, he arrived alone. Typically, being a new kid anywhere can be hard. But here, the kids are very welcoming to new children, and by the time evening rolled around, the young boys had Miguel outside riding bikes having a great time. I can’t speak for Miguel, but, from what I’ve already seen, the younger boys have welcomed Miguel in to their lives as if they had all been brothers their entire lives.