approached If you approached something, you moved toward it.
approached The hare agreed to race and approached the starting line. If I approached the door, I would move closer to it. If I approached you, I would move closer to where you are sitting.
approached What would you do if a bug approached you? What would you do if we were playing a game and I asked you to approach your partner? Tell about something that you would NOT approach.
energetic If you are energetic, you are filled with energy.
energetic The hare bragged that a slow, poky tortoise could never beat a fast, energetic hare. I feel energetic if I sleep well and then eat a healthful breakfast. Do you feel energetic if you do these things too? Why?
energetic Would you be surprised if someone told you he or she felt energetic after a long bike ride? Why? If you are tired, what are some things that you can do to make yourself feel more energetic? How could you help a family member if you are feeling energetic?
pace The tortoise kept up a slow, steady pace during the race. If a race was short, I would run at a fast pace. If a race was long, I would run at a much slower pace.
pace Would you be more likely to read a hard story at a fast pace or at a slow pace? Why? If I told you we were going to walk down the hall at a fast pace, how would we move? How would you compare your pace to the pace of a racehorse? How would you compare your pace to a caterpillar?
blunder If you make a blunder, you make a bad or silly mistake.
blunder When Mark made a blunder during the play, all the children looked at him. I made a blunder when I was singing a song because I forgot the words. Have you ever made a blunder like that?
blunder I will name some things. If you think it is a blunder, say, “Oops, what a blunder!” If not, say nothing. misspelled a word doing a hard problem sharpening a pencil spilling a glass of milk mispronouncing a word leaving lunch on a bus
reassure If you reassure someone, you tell him or her that everything will be all right.
reassure Mrs. Parks tried to reassure Mark by telling him not to feel bad about forgetting his part. If we do a class play, I would reassure you by telling you that you can do a good job.
reassure I will say some things. If these things could be said to reassure someone, say “thumbs up”. If not, say nothing. You can do it!I believe in you! Don’t even try it!Give it your best! You’ll do just fine!Forget it! Don’t give up!You’ll be terrific!
excel If you excel at something, you are very good at it.
excel Mark wanted to excel by saying his part in a loud voice. I want to excel at playing the piano, so I practice every day.
excel I will name some things. If you would like to excel at these things, say “I excel!” If not, say nothing. riding a bikeputting on a jacket walking a dogeating a sandwich reading a hard bookscoring a goal answering math problems dancing for an audience