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A silly thing to do

One rainy break time, all the children had to stay inside the classroom. After they had finished eating, some of the children decided to make up a new hip hop dance together.

It was fun until Tara said, “Hey, I know, let’s dance on the desks!”

She jumped onto a desk and… slipped right off onto the floor!

‘Ow, ow, my ankle,’ cried Tara. ‘It’s burning!’

Tara’s friends ran off quickly to find their teacher…