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Re: [string-figures] Just sharing

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  • myriam namolaru
    Hi Gwyn, Thank you. I very enjoy your description. Regards, Myriam ... _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 9, 2002
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      Hi Gwyn,

      Thank you.

      I very enjoy your description.



      >From: "gwyn_bard" <rcalvettijr@...>
      >Reply-To: string-figures@yahoogroups.com
      >To: string-figures@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [string-figures] Just sharing
      >Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 17:46:42 -0000
      >I was transferred this year to an elementary school, after having
      >been in a middle school forever. When I was at the middle school, I
      >started a storytelling troupe during the last four years, and they
      >became kind of well known in my region. Coming to this elementary
      >school, I naturally had to do the same thing here. Part of what we
      >do is to play with string figures to help tell stories. The kids in
      >my troupe have their strings, which they often pull out for recess or
      >lunch time amusement. Yesterday, when I had lunch duty, I noticed
      >several kids, not members of the troupe, with homemade strings of
      >yarn, playing with string figures at their tables. Seems they have
      >watched the storytelling kids having fun, and wanted some for
      >themselves! Of course, I had to show off for them, doing things like
      >the Little Dog, my personal favorite, and the Porker. These kids
      >have been in the midst of that darn mandated testing all week, and so
      >were even more noisy than usual during lunch. It was amazing to
      >watch the kids just settle down as they watched, then of course
      >wanted me to teach THEM the Little Dog--in the 5 minutes before
      >dismissal, of course.
      >I just enjoy watching this video generation gettting so caught up in
      >the enjoyment of something that might be almost as old as humankind
      >itself, and wanted to share. Nothing like Belinda has going, but
      >still fun to see at work.
      >Gwyn Calvetti

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