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  • The Race
  • New Sport
  • The Meaning of Team
  • The Musical


The Race

"I can't verb (present) my race!"

The race was about to begin and my brother wouldn't go to the noun.

"Why not?" I asked.

"Because I don't have my noun. I can't verb (present) without a noun!"

I didn't know what to do! But then, all of a sudden, I had a adjective idea.

"verb (present) right here," I told him.

I ran back to the noun and looked inside. Inside there was some extra noun and a noun. I used a pair of nouns to verb (present) it into a noun and tried it on. It looked pretty adjective!

I ran back to the track as adverb as I could. By the time I got there, I was adjective and breathing very adverb. I gave my brother the noun and he was able to verb (present) his race. He came in first place!

After the race, he handed me his noun and said that we should verb (present) it. I don't think he'll ever forget our brother noun relay!

New Sport

My friend and I decided to try out the newest sport at Special Olympics. It's called adjective noun. The object of the game is to kick a(n) adjectivenoun all the way to the end of the field. Every time you do, the fans yell "exclamation!" and you get 5 points. The person with the most points wins.

My friend started and kicked the noun halfway down the field. Then it was my turn. I picked up the noun, aimed, and missed completely. I felt so adjective! I tried again, and this time I kicked the noun all the way to the end of the field. The fans in the stands hollered " exclamation!" I won the game!

Now I am the champion of the new Special Olympics game! But I didn't want my friend to be sad, so I treated him to a trip to noun for ice cream.

The Meaning of Team

There once lived a girl whose goal in life was to win a Special Olympics gold medal in swimming. She spent hours each day verb (-ing) until her arms were adjective and covered in noun. However, no matter how many hours she spent verb (-ing), she never seemed to get any closer to winning that medal.

One adjective and adjective day, she just sat wondering if she would ever get that gold medal. Finally, she decided to stop worrying about the noun and just have fun, so she joined a unified basketball team. She didn't know if the other kids would let her verb (present) their game because she had never played with them before, but thought it was worth a try. The kids were adjective to have her play. She had so much fun playing with her new friends that she forgot about her gold medal and just verb (past).

When she got home that night, she didn't want to keep working on the same boring strokes, so she began trying another sport, basketball. And you know what? It turns out that basketball was much more adjective than swimming. She stopped swimming, and vowed to never let her verb(-ing) get in the way of having fun. After all, it was because she had fun that she was able meet new noun and learn the meaning of a team!

The Musical

At my high school, sports are a adjective activity. I like sports. I play on the Special Olympics teams in soccer and track.

But I have lots of free noun between sports. My teacher encouraged me to try out for the school musical. I was very adjective and thought everyone would verb (present) at me. But when the most popular guy in school decided to verb (present) for the lead, I thought maybe this was a adjective thing to do.

I verb (past) very hard to learn my lines. I also had to learn to verb (present), because I sound like a noun. One of my friends from Special Olympics is an actor so I asked him for some noun. He told me not to be adjective and deliver my lines as if I was proper noun.

At the auditions, some people looked at me funny but I didn't give them any notice. I had memorized my lines and sang beautifully. And I got the part!

I get fitted for my noun tomorrow and the show is next week. All my classmates are going to watch!


Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

Special Olympics Project UNIFY started in 2008 as a U.S. national project, funded by the U.S Department of Education, with the goal to activate youth around the country in an effort to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change - fostering respect, dignity, and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics.