Reflection For A Service Learning Project

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Service Reflection

For my service learning project, I went to Jan Brzechwy Polish School to volunteer. I had a great experience, and I did not expect it to go that smoothly. This experience allowed me to visit the same Polish school that I attended for twelve years every Friday night. Although it was hard giving up my Fridays to learn Polish, I am so grateful that I did because knowing the language that my parents know and communicate with is rewarding even though we primarily speak in English to each other. The students primarily spoke English to us because they knew how, but I did speak Polish to some of the students who were working on their assignments. This experience was beneficial because I was able to help students one on one and see them become more comfortable.
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Since I was able to speak the language, I understood what the students were saying while also understanding the teacher. I really enjoy working with students and providing assistance, and I was able to do that which was rewarding. I also was able to give a student who did not bring lunch a snack because I had it with me, and I figured that she might need it more than I do. Sometimes we, as people, do not think about the little things we do and how they add up, but I can say that the smile on the girls face and how she slowly ate the fruit snacks in order to savor them meant the world to me. I was looking around, and a lot of the other students had food, and the teacher asked them to lend her something since she did not bring her food, but no one offered. Once I gave her the fruit snacks, another student went up to me and said that she will give her grapes. It was a great feeling to see another student do the same and cause a chain reaction even in a
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