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Uncategorized   |   Oct 3, 2008

Chalk? Really?

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Chalk? Really?

By Angela Watson

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Girl in my class, cringing as she displays her red, blistery hands after lengthy acrobatics on the monkey bars: “You know Shawn Johnson? How come this doesn’t happen to her?”

Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela created the first version of this site in 2003, when she was a classroom teacher herself. With 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela oversees and contributes regularly to...
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  1. Gymnasts wear things called “grips” to protect their hands when they are on the bars. It is a piece of leather that covers your hand and keeps it from rubbing directly on the bar. Chalk also helps gymnasts keep a good grip on the bar.

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