For the "uh" sound, the little chanty song went something like this: When Tommy Tugboat tugs, Tommy grunts "uh" "uh" "uh". First of all, how the fuck is the picture of a tugboat supposed to visually reinforce and call up the short u-sound? Soooo retarded!
Teaching from this
The script and the tugboat icon were more ridiculous and inappropriate than my behavior. Oh, and because physical movement reinforces learning, I shared some very cool gestures for tugging and pulling while saying "uh! uh! uh!".... with supporting facial expression. Anyway, as a master teacher, I was always especially grateful to do my more theatrical version in which "uh" "uh" "uh" sounded perhaps more than a little dirty (only though, to one of carnal knowledge). I charmed more than a few student teachers with my varying renditions of Tommy Tugboat. Sometimes done slowly"uuuuh uuuuh uuuuh" and then maybe the next time rapidly "uh!uh!uh!" On one lucky(for my boss) day I performed my Tommy Tugboat routine as my pervy principal sat
For the record, only an adult could suspect what I was doing. It honestly was harmless because we were only pretending to lift weights while grunting. Because, at some point, I may have