I have been so excited about the opportunity I've been given to pull together a week long immersion experience for my middle school students that focuses on local social justice issues. We just completed our first day which included a field trip to The Haven at First and Market, a day shelter for the homeless, and speakers from The International Rescue Committee. I'm taking it as good omen that we bumped into Tom Shadyac on the way into the Haven and that he wanted to speak to the kids about this project. I myself was a little star struck and couldn't seem to put the camera down. Luckily, the kids put it all into perspective and I've posted some of their comments @ Opening Our Eyes to Homelessness.