There is something about knowing how MANY TIMES you can do something that is very satisfying; quantifiable results offer a certain security. Yesterday we went to the Wyoming County Fair in Pike, NY, and Henry asked me to time him as he scurried through the bouncy obstacle course. He was quick - 18 seconds!
I remember shooting lay-ups in our driveway, and I remember my personal high school record as 125 consecutive baskets. I also remember trying to pogo stick as many times as I could. These days, my family and I count rock-skips in the creek as well as number of shooting stars seen. Sometimes it feels good to count.
Students - in what endeavors do you time yourself or count your achievements? These very activities might be good writing topics.
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