CAS Reflections

1. Major Service: Me to We

From this experience, I learned about all the ways that Mulgrave contributes to the world (collaboration). I also learned a little about different countries where people there aren’t as fortunate as we are. In Me to We, I noticed that a small group of tenth and ninth graders were the ones that were really taking charge of the club. Since I had nothing to do, I decided to quit. However, the experience also allowed me to become a little more accustomed to doing service around the school.

2. Major Action: Swimming

In my swimming lessons, I became aware of the fact that I was a slower swimmer than everybody else (self awareness). However, I had very good technique. From this, I learned that technique matters more than speed; I noticed that everybody else was just rushing through the water.

3. Major Creativity: Farsi Class

I’ve learned a lot from my experiences in Farsi class. I’ve ranked top student for a while now, and everybody in the class respects me and acknowledges me as one of the best students. Recently, my teacher told me that she wanted me to skip to grade three Farsi (I’m currently in grade two). There are two years per grade, so really I’d be skipping year two of grade two and year one of grade three. Even though I’m talented in Farsi and do quite well in class and on tests, I know that I don’t always do my homework :p. When I do review the lessons and complete my homework, however, I notice a huge difference on how I do in class. I guess that I can say that what I’ve learned from this experience is that studying and reviewing lessons is quite important, no matter what.

1. Minor Service: Vow of Silence

Vow of Silence was not difficult, but I learned that it is not so easy to stay completely silent for one day. I had to constantly be aware of the fact that I had to stay silent and not talk or laugh. Vow of Silence was a good opportunity for me to learn about other countries in which children could not speak their thoughts and opinions. I consider myself lucky to have rights.

2. Minor Action: Tennis

Personally, I don’t consider myself to be a very good tennis player. However, I’ve found that I’ve improved tremendously since I started playing. From this experience, I’ve learned that if I keep trying my best, I will gradually improve. I also learned that I should not expect to be good tennis player after a few lessons; I should be happy that I’ve improved and keep myself confident and trying my best.

3. Minor Creativity: Open Art Room

I enjoyed going to the open art room to work on projects or to just hang out and make art. I find that art is a great way to express myself, and I’ve noticed that sometimes my best artworks are produced incidentally. I’ve also learned that art is calming and that expressing sad or angry emotions through art can help to get rid of them.

CAS Goal Reflection No. 2

My second reflection will be about swimming. My swimming lessons have ended, however I don’t think that I’ve achieved my goal of becoming a faster swimmer. Maybe I have but I just haven’t noticed anything in my speed. My mom says that my technique is good and all, so perhaps with a bit more practice I’ll become more agile. Sometime this year or maybe the next I’ll join the Otters team. That’s it for this reflection.

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