Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Recess: Playing Twister

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers
Toy Boat, Toy Boat, Toy Boat
Sally Sells Seashells....
Peter Piper Picked a Peck....

You know the drill — and it is a drill: over and over. It's the only way.

"Okay, if you guys get these tongue-twisters down, I'm going to teach you the hardest one I know. In fact, it's so difficult you probably won't be able to do it...but...well, we'll see...."


They love it when I say they likely won't be able to do something.

"When, Ms. Ryane...when will you teach us that one...the hard, hard one?" Lizzie bounces out of her chair.

"We can do it!" Geneva states confidently.

"I can do it!" Henry follows.

"Well, you have to wait a while...really, it's so hard that you might hurt yourself even trying it. Let's do this one again: toy boat, toy boat, toy boat...ten times fast."

By the end of April they thought they were ready and I wrote it on the board.

Okay, readers: Go on, try it...you'll see I wasn't kidding...and most of the club members got it at least once.

The sea ceaseth and sufficeth us.

Go on...ten times fast.

Tip: Go back to this post and do that exercise first.

Good luck.

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