Feel Good Friday – Epic Dodgeball

by admin on April 27, 2012

There are some days when this seems like a good solution for conflict resolution.

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lkb April 27, 2012 at 4:42 am

Ahh yes! Observe the exquisite etiquette taking place on both sides! ;D

Just kidding. That looks like fun, especially after an off day. Thanks for posting.

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Stacey Frith-Smith April 27, 2012 at 9:06 am

That looks like mayhem! And it looks like fun!

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Pastry Goddess April 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

but but…no one’s out!

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Ashley April 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

Cheers to the camera guys for bobbing and weaving through all of that!

I am putting this on Facebook, I need to try and make it happen….

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CarolynA April 27, 2012 at 11:51 am

You make a great point, Admin! In middle school my class figured out teamwork playing dodgeball – the fast kids/the kids who weren’t accurate throwers would scramble for the balls and hand them off to the kids who could throw fast and true! We were unstoppable because we worked together. If more people could put aside ego and pool their strengths instead of fighting or trying to do it all, there WOULD be a lot less conflicts to resolve!

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Ellen CA April 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm

As an un-athletic, bookish fifth grader who was “afraid of the ball,” the thought of having to play dodgeball even today, forty years later, would probably bring on a panic attack. I still have a scar on my arm from a similar game my teacher introduced called “Run the Gauntlet” which was just as violent as the name makes it sound!

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Cooler Becky April 27, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I wonder what Run the Gauntlet was, that it caused scarring.

Also: I wish I was playing this. I was always really good at dodgeball (the only “sport” I was good at)

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Mary April 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

Ellen CA – I completely agree. In my grade school class of 22 (we went up to 8th grade), we had four boys over six feet tall. All who thought it was complete fun to throw the ball full force at the heads of the girls. Dodge ball in gym class was a nightmare. Based on my experience, I wouldn’t mind if it was banned from all schools.

Of course, that would bring out the people that would say that kids need to toughen up!

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