Friday, October 2, 2009

Playing their own game

As a teacher you know that each class is going to be very different than previous years...that's just human nature. One of the ways I see the difference this year compared to last year is in their ball playing choices. My boys last year were huge soccer players. They knew all the rules and had great ball handling skills. Skills far above expectations for their age. This year is a younger class and it's interesting to watch them play ball. Four boys could be playing three different games with one ball. The first boy firmly believes he's playing soccer and kicks it across the field. Until the second child picks it up and launches it into the tree as if he's playing basketball. Then the third boy grabs it and throws it against the wall in an elementary attempt at handball. And then there's always a couple of boys just running along trying to keep up.

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