Hello boys and girls!
Have you ever tried to do something for the very first time? (Like be in a race or a contest?)
In Iditarod, when you sign up to race in the Iditarod, if you have never started and finished this race before, you are called a rookie.
Until you finish the race, you are called a rookie.
Sometimes a rookie doesn’t make it to the finish line. The next time they sign up for the race, they are still a rookie.
When they finish the race, they become a veteran.
One time I was in a neighborhood jog-athon. It was the first time I had entered so I was a rookie. Since I was so much shorter than others who were running, I had to really pay attention so I didn’t get stepped on! Good thing I have a high little yippy bark to sound off my location! It made me have a little bit of an upset tummy since I was doing this for the first time. But when I finished that L O N G jog around the big city block, I yipped and yipped with excitement for having finished. Yip! Yip! YIP YIP YIP!
Let’s share about times when you’ve been a rookie or been a veteran at something. What is it like to be a rookie? What is it like to be a veteran? Remember, raise your hand to tell your teacher. That’s the polite thing to do!
Just spinning some ‘de-tails’,