Thursday, October 29, 2009

Physical Fitness Friday: “We’re not in Kansas anymore” edition

Recently, the Resident Ulpanistit got a 95 on a test.

Now, I realize that no one wants to read a long, dull post about all of the Shiputzim children’s amazing accomplishments BA”H.

But I just had to share the Resident Ulpanistit’s grade with you, because, you see, her test was on… handstands.

Yes, handstands.

I’m sure you’ll all agree that nothing more needs to be said, and so I’ll conclude with the Resident Ulpanistit’s explanation:

“I got 90, because I stood on my hands with only one girl holding me up. (If two girls hold you up, you get 80, and if no one holds you up, you get 100.) And then I got another 5 points for hishtadlut (effort)…”

You can’t make this stuff up.


!שבת שלום ומבורך


  1. Interesting.

    I was just explaining to my daughter, who says she would like school if gym were eliminated (which in her school is mostly playing ball), how wouldn't it be great if they forced the boys to do ballet. She says but they won't. Not sure how she would feel about gymnastics. Probably not too positive.

    Shabbat Shalom.

  2. Leora - Shavua tov! Phys. Ed. was always also my least favorite (by far) class in school. I think I would have disliked it even more if we would've been graded on it - like the kids are here...

  3. We're shepping nachas....

  4. As a former gym teacher, I don't like that technique.

  5. Batya - Are handstands bad for the girls?

  6. 95 - that's impressive!
    For the record, I *was* graded in gym when I was growing up in the U.S. - and I didn't like it at all :)

  7. Toby - Yes, we're quite proud. Especially about the "5 points for hishtadlut" [sic]...


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