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When giving directions to my elementary classes, I sometimes use other cue words instead of the word 'go' to signal when students can move and begin another task. I do this primarily to make sure they are listening and getting all of the instructions before moving on to the next activity. During a kindergarten class, I chose to use the word guacamole instead of go. They giggled when I used this word, but no one asked me what it was. When the class gathered at the end of the lesson, I asked them if anyone knew what guacamole was. One child raised his hand and said, "I think it means 'go' in French!"

Submitted by Shelly Smith who teaches at Adams Elementary School in Corvallis, OR. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 8/7/2002 7:23:00 PM.