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Saturday, 6 April 2013

F is for Fingers...you have TEN fingers?

(During the month of April we are participating in an A-Z challenge hosted by Arlee)

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Apparently, the vast majority of my students have ten fingers. That's strange because I always grew up with only eight!

As can be seen in the above picture, a normal pair of human hands has 8 fingers. A large number of my students were not aware of the word 'thumb' in English.

A popular sentence they liked to write was: "I have ten fingers."

After introducing their thumbs to them with some laughter, they now write: "I have eight fingers and two thumbs."

How is your A-Z challenge doing after the first week?


Shawn Yankey said...

Great point. The thumbs are very important and do not get the attention that they deserve. Fingers wouldn't be so awesome without the help of the thumbs. They are truly our hands unsung hero's. Thumbs everywhere owe you a debt of gratitude for this overdue exposure to their plight. Bravo!
Shawn at Laughing at Life 2

Sylvia Ney said...

Cool way to meet this challenge! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" and I look forward to visiting again.


Inger said...

I always thought a thumb was a finger. We live and learn and I really like what you are doing here.

Kern Windwraith said...

Our poor ignored thumbs, always overlooked in favour of their finger cousins! Very amusing!

Me said...

Great post. :)

- A fellow blogger from A to Z!

neelamhere said...

Thumbs for spacebar and fingers for typing. Cool observation.

Joe Lunievicz said...

Very interactive approach! So far I'm doing okay with my A-Z - this week is the tough one though because I'm going day by day from now on! Best - Joe