Prof. Jessica Penner | LC03 | Fall 2022

Reflection #10

Think about a time when you joined a new group activity (maybe a team, religious retreat, club, or workplace). 

  • How did you feel when you first joined? 
  • Do you recall a moment when you felt like you were part of the group? 
  • What benefits did you get from participation in the group?


  1. Isabella

    1. Mostly a bit anxious, since I’m in a new environment.
    2. Yes, when I was in drama club and I was elected president. It made me really feel loved and part of the group.
    3. I got respect and kindness when participating and helping others in drama club!
    • Aneeza Hussain

      That’s nice Isabella, thank you for sharing.

  2. Phadmanie

    1. At first when I joined I felt a little left out because I joined a week later.
    2. yes, I had to play the main character in my drama class.
    3. I got extra credits and I also learned about the steps and what you have to do to be a Broadway actor. I also received An award for being the best actor.
    • Aneeza Hussain

      wow, congratulations Phadmanie! We do have acting clubs here at city tech as well, make sure to look into it.

  3. Rebekah Senat

    A. when I joined the basketball team I was happy because I get to play the sport I love.

    B. yes, because the team felt like family to me everyone would get along great. 

    C. I got to play against different teams in Long Island and along the way I was getting better at playing basketball.

    • Madelyn Kelly

      Hi Rebekah!

      That’s so awesome how you got to learn so much from participating in an activity you enjoy! Keep up that hard work, and you’ll do great!

  4. Jazilyn

    A. When I first joined I felt nervous since it was my first time in that environment.

    B. I felt like I was part of the group when they would include me in little things like talking about costumers or how we hated the hours.

    C. I got work experience and free food and deserts from the experience.

    • Madelyn Kelly

      Nice Jazilyn!

      I’m glad you got to turn your nervousness into something positive. You’re doing great!

  5. Terrisha Karimbocas

    1. When I first joined i was curious to see what it was gonna be like.
    2. A moment when i felt i was apart of the group was when i saw similarities in opinions of others w life in school
    3. Benefits is learning the ins and outs of exploring life on campus and the great programs and opportunities it has to offer
    • Madelyn Kelly

      Hi Terrisha!

      I am glad to know you learned that there are benefits to putting yourself in difficult or new situations. Keep it up!

  6. Shanaya Bartholomew

    I joined the step team when I was in middle school.

    • I felt excited but nervous because I did not know what to expect.
    • I remember when we tried to learn a step routine and i kept messing up on one part. some of the other girls on the team teamed up and helped me until i got it. that was one time i recall feeling like i belong
    • participation in the group helped me with togetherness and what it means to have a sisterhood
    • Madelyn Kelly

      That’s so cool Shanaya!

      Thank you so much fro sharing!

  7. Christian

    A. Working my first job was pretty overwhelming and learning a brand new environment and feeling nervous.

    B. As time passed by I felt like I was in family with coworkers and bonding with them.

    C. I benefited for my job by becoming more social, active, and overall make me feel more confident in myself.

    • Madelyn Kelly

      Hey Christian!

      So glad to hear you used an uncomfortable situation to learn more about yourself and make some new friends!

      Great work!

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