A Relay Race
Kelly and Brenda dragged their feet to the field. It was time for their Physical Education lesson. They were not looking forward to it. Their teacher always made them run around the field. They never had a chance to play games.
On their way to the field, the teacher told the monitors to get twelve batons from the equipment room. The girls were curious about what batons were. After a few warm-up exercises, the teacher divided them into groups of three. Then, she gave every group a baton. She said that they were going to have a relay race. She taught them how to pass the baton to their friends without dropping it. The girls were thrilled. They raced up and down the muddy field. They did not care that mud was splashing onto their shoes and socks. There were excited shouts as the students urged their friends to run faster. Even the slowest runner was running faster than usual.
At the end of the lesson, everyone was dirty and sweaty. They were glad that it was the last lesson of the day. They had so much fun that they did not even realize that they had run a longer distance than usual.