By Jude Welton
Nine-year-old Adam dreads activities Day - he often comes final within the races and not will get selected for the staff occasions. So he's overjoyed while Mr Williams, the pinnacle instructor, declares that this 12 months there'll be another activities Day with a few very diverse demanding situations. there'll be quizzes, riddles to resolve, and a treasure hunt - every little thing that Adam enjoys. ultimately he will have an opportunity of profitable something.
But because the pageant runs excessive, how will Adam suppose if his ally Josie beats him to the problem Cup? And what's going to they do after they become aware of that James, the hot boy within the category, is cheating?
A enjoyable and soaking up kid's tale, Adam's replacement activities Day is appropriate for kids elderly 7 and over.
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Nine-year-old Adam dreads activities Day - he often comes final within the races and not will get selected for the staff occasions. So he's extremely joyful while Mr Williams, the pinnacle instructor, publicizes that this 12 months there'll be another activities Day with a few very assorted demanding situations. there'll be quizzes, riddles to unravel, and a treasure hunt - every thing that Adam enjoys.
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He couldn’t react quickly enough. He started to feel himself panic. What had she said? He missed the question. “That’s wrong,” he thought as he put down any answer he could think of. “Right everybody. ” Adam marked Shirin’s book: 17 20. To his dismay, when Shirin passed him back his own exercise book she had written 13 20. Adam felt his face start to feel hot, as his eyes filled with tears. Mrs White came round each table, checking the marks and gathering up the books. She had seen Adam trying to fight back tears.
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3 on his What makes me feel good about myself list), but making mistakes was no. 1 on the What makes me feel bad about myself list. He spent Thursday evening practising maths questions on his computer. Times tables. Divisions. Percentages. Over and over again. He asked his Dad to write out a list of sums and test him. They sat on opposite sides of the kitchen table, Dad reading out the questions and Adam bending over his paper, writing down the answers until 37 his fingers hurt from holding the pencil so tightly for so long.
Adam's Alternative Sports Day: An Asperger Story by Jude Welton