"Phew, I'm tired," the 7 year old sighed as he settled into the pillow to read a comic."
"I know what you mean," his friend said supportingly, "She's so fast."
"I mean you just can't even breathe she is so fast."
"I bet she's the fastest flipper in the whole world."
"She's faster than Superman."
"She's faster than lightning,"
"She's faster than my dad."
"She's faster than anybody."
"She's so fast she makes my hands fall off."
"Phew, I'm tired."
"Wanna read with me?"
While some get mugs reassuring themselves they are the "best" or the "greatest," I might be infamous as the "fastest" flipper around. It's a skill that I have worked on for many years and the kids I overheard discussing my prowess were right - I am pretty fast at the word card reading and sorting activity we do to build automaticity!
For those of you who don't spend your day supporting struggling readers and writers using multisensory techniques (Wilson, Fundations type programs), you'll have to practice this skill at home. I suspect you could use a few packs of 3x5 cards (that is what I use) or perhaps a few old deck of cards.
I do at least have this one item to brag about, among Fundations word card reading and sorting teachers I might just be the "fastest flipper." However, now that I am making my prowess public, it is possible that someone might read this and might want to challenge my title. I say, "Bring it on!"
I'm the fastest flipper!