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Yardstick versus T-square

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Yesterday I added a matt board "point" to a T-square, thinking it would work as a "sword" for our upcoming condensed version of Romeo and Juliet.

My class came in, and I grabbed the student who is furthest along with his art projects - he's also our school chess champion, and is one of those kids who is into karate movies, fantasy worlds, all of that.

I explained that he and I would need to test my T-square sword - so I gave it to him, grabbed a yardstick, and we proceeded to have a test battle, knocking our "swords" together and advancing and parrying and who knows what else.

I ended up with a T-square along my neck, so I declared that my head was cut off and that round was over. We then both used yardsticks, and agreed that the grip was much better and that the T-square was difficult to hold. We joined a T-square plus a yardstick, with a matt board point, to make our basic sword forms. These are all taped together, and later on we'll cover them with foil.

So - as if the student and me sword fighting hadn't been bizarre enough - the entire class just came in, looked at us, got their work out, and began working on their flags, T shirts, etc. I couldn't believe it - not one comment, not one student asking to join in, nada, nothing, zip, zilch.

I can't decide if they are used to my craziness, or if they were overwhelmed, LOL!
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  • v STRINGS58
    Ha Ha! Very organic and real -- that's probably one reason they get their work out and get started. They like being there!
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    1915 days ago
  • v ILOVEROSES
    I agree, probably used to it. emoticon
    1916 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    This sounds like so much fun: and very practical too, in testing out what works!! I'm sure the other students were taking it ALL in (out of the corner of their eyes . . .)
    1916 days ago
  • v MARCHEM
    As a scientist, I expected your blog to take a little different turn, but this is so cool! Kids that age are usually trying to act too cool to get into that kind of stuff. Your fellow swordsman probably had the best time!
    1916 days ago
  • v PHEBESS
    LOL - that could be it, Myrna! I'm not the most "adult" acting teacher at our school!
    1917 days ago
  • v SAPNA.
    Probably used to it. lol.
    1917 days ago
  • v PHEBESS
    I think maybe the rest of the kids were feeling either tired or too cool to play sword fight.
    1917 days ago
  • v AIDELADE27
    I don't know what happened with your kids. If that were my class, I'd jump right into the fray and join the battle! emoticon Your kids are so lucky to have such an animated and fun teacher.
    1917 days ago
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