My Senior Expository Writing students recently finished the “Find the Fib” assignment. Click here for the assignment. At first, they claimed profusely they had nothing interesting about themselves to reveal. I insisted that each and every one of them did; they only had to think about it for a moment. Here are some of the interesting things they soon realized and revealed about themselves. These are the truths, not the fibs! I asked for detailed elaboration in their writing to prove it. →
~ I was a Gerber baby model.
~ I’m missing a bone from my neck.
~ I play the guitar with my teeth.
~ Starting at age 5, I skated with Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek for a few years.
~ I played hacky-sack on the top of a 12,400 foot mountain.
~ Olympic gymnast Nastia Luskin taught at my summer camp.
~ I have 34 first cousins.
~ My family frequently has dinner with celebrities including Robert Downey, Jr. (this summer), Nicole Kidman, Julie Andrews and Felicity Huffman.
~ I’ve lived in 6 different states.
~ I placed 3rd in a Super Smash Bros. tournament.
~ I found a noose in my backyard.
~ I came face-to-face with a barracuda.
~ I’ve dislocated my knee 5 times.
~ I’ve seen bears up close in the wild.
~ I became a black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 6th grade. (a female student!)
~ My middle name is 10 letters long.
~ My grandparents are candy makers, as were many generations of my ancestors before them.
~ I met Barack Obama when he was an Illinois senator.
~ I swam with sharks.
~ I’ve never been on an airplane.
~ I met Jessica Simpson backstage at her concert benefiting Hurricane Katrina victims.
~ I had seats right next to the stage at a recent Taylor Swift concert.
My students are such interesting individuals!! 🙂