Day 26: Service Learning Reflection

At first, our Zhou Nai Nai was a little hesitant to come to the event. She ended up coming, but once Mr. Tafel announced that our group was up next, she was yet again a little hesitant to watch our video. Our group was up at the front of the crowd so that we could watch the audience instead of the film. While up there I kept note of what facial expressions Zhou Nai Nai had.In the first scene in our video, Zhou Nai Nai was dancing with a musical stick. She was smiling the whole time, but I also feel like she was a little bit embarrassed about it. During the whole video, Zhou Nai Nai was very happy, and she was proud of our work. At the end of our video, Zhou Nai Nai stood up and hugged us all. She then turned around and told Mr. Tafel that we were very good students. I feel like this project was very worth it because it was a message of gratitude to the great Xizhou, that took care of us for 28 days.

My name is Saleem E. I am 13 years old and my favorite sport is soccer. I am back in Shanghai, but I am missing beautiful Xizhou. My inquiry project was woodcarving, but I changed it to Myths/Stories/Legends in Xizhou. Xizhou was a great experience and not only did it teach me many valuable lessons that I will take with me through my journey of life, but it also taught our group valuable lessons. I would like to thank Mr. Tafel and Ms. Mai for their support and patience during this trip. Microcampus has opened up my eyes, and after going to Xizhou I view our world in a totally different way. Thank you Xizhou.