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"From the Ted Talk by Michele L. Sullivan: Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We all have milestones in life that we remember so vividly. The first one for me was when I was entering kgndatrrieen. My big btroehr was in school, and by golly, it was my time. And I went trottin' down that hallway. I was so excited, I almost wet myself. And I go to the door, and there was the teeachr with a warm welcome, and she took me into the crossolam, showed me my little cubbyhole — we all rmeemebr those little cubbyholes, don't we — and we put our stuff in there. And then she said, "Go over to the circle and play with the kids until class sratts." So I went over there and plopped down like I owned the place, and I'm playing, and all of a sudden, the boy next to me, he was wrniaeg a white shirt with blue shorts. I remember it like it was yesterday. Suddenly he stopped playing and he said, "Why are you so short?" And I just kept playing. I didn't think he was talking to me.

Open Cloze

We all have milestones in life that we remember so vividly. The first one for me was when I was entering ____________. My big _______ was in school, and by golly, it was my time. And I went trottin' down that hallway. I was so excited, I almost wet myself. And I go to the door, and there was the _______ with a warm welcome, and she took me into the _________, showed me my little cubbyhole — we all ________ those little cubbyholes, don't we — and we put our stuff in there. And then she said, "Go over to the circle and play with the kids until class ______." So I went over there and plopped down like I owned the place, and I'm playing, and all of a sudden, the boy next to me, he was _______ a white shirt with blue shorts. I remember it like it was yesterday. Suddenly he stopped playing and he said, "Why are you so short?" And I just kept playing. I didn't think he was talking to me.

Solution

  1. classroom
  2. teacher
  3. kindergarten
  4. brother
  5. starts
  6. remember
  7. wearing

Original Text

We all have milestones in life that we remember so vividly. The first one for me was when I was entering kindergarten. My big brother was in school, and by golly, it was my time. And I went trottin' down that hallway. I was so excited, I almost wet myself. And I go to the door, and there was the teacher with a warm welcome, and she took me into the classroom, showed me my little cubbyhole — we all remember those little cubbyholes, don't we — and we put our stuff in there. And then she said, "Go over to the circle and play with the kids until class starts." So I went over there and plopped down like I owned the place, and I'm playing, and all of a sudden, the boy next to me, he was wearing a white shirt with blue shorts. I remember it like it was yesterday. Suddenly he stopped playing and he said, "Why are you so short?" And I just kept playing. I didn't think he was talking to me.

Important Words

  1. big
  2. blue
  3. boy
  4. brother
  5. circle
  6. class
  7. classroom
  8. cubbyhole
  9. cubbyholes
  10. door
  11. entering
  12. excited
  13. golly
  14. hallway
  15. kids
  16. kindergarten
  17. life
  18. milestones
  19. owned
  20. place
  21. play
  22. playing
  23. plopped
  24. put
  25. remember
  26. school
  27. shirt
  28. short
  29. shorts
  30. showed
  31. starts
  32. stopped
  33. stuff
  34. sudden
  35. suddenly
  36. talking
  37. teacher
  38. time
  39. vividly
  40. warm
  41. wearing
  42. wet
  43. white
  44. yesterday