Friday, 3/6: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #25

Prep sheet for Test #25:
Husker Du: ___/6 ___/5 ___/5 ___/5   Giver Quizzes: ___/10 ___/10
Vocab Homework: ___/20  Vocab Practices: ___/12 ___/18 ___/12
Other Extra Credit:  +3 for Period 6, +1 for Period 2 for Vocab Relay.


Mental Floss.

  1. These word pairs are not in relation to each other, but if you find their synonyms, the two words will rhyme. Example : Plump Feline = Fat Cat. a) nondescript crustacean  b) old story  c) big boat  d) timid gnat  e) kiss dog
  2. Wacky Wordy:  EILN  PU
  3. Wacky Wordy: Long
  4. What word could GHOTI be an alternative spelling for?
    (Big Hint: RouGH wOmen loTIon.)
  5. When is 30 plus 30 equal to 1?
  6. If a daddy bull weighs 1,200 pounds and eats twelve bales of hay each day, and a baby bull, who weighs 300 pounds, eats three bales of hay each day, how much hay, then, should a mommy bull eat if she weighs 800 pounds?

Test #25. Doodle Theme: What’s your idea for a new movie?


Friday, 2/28: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #24

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Prep sheet for Test #24:

Giver KBARR: ___/30   First Giver Quiz: ___/10
Lots of “Other Extra Credit” this week!


Mental Floss.

  1. In what month do Americans eat the least amount of food?
  2. Wacky Wordy:   Cheddar >
  3. Starting with an empty barrel, put in order. (Not a trick.)
    *2/3 full   *1/4 empty   *1/2 full   *3/4 empty
  4. Can you figure out these common, polite expressions?
    • a) The second letter of the alphabet + the opposite of more + a female sheep
    • b) The 16th letter of the alphabet + to rent
    • c)  Former + sticks used for pool + not you
  5. Fill in the blanks below with a word that means the same as the word on the left when read normally, and fits the definition on the right when read backwards.
    • a) Friends ______ hit sharply.  
    • b) Rinds of fruit _______ What we do with over one third of our lives.  
    • c) Wicked _______ Exist


Test #24. Doodle Theme: A New Vehicle!

Friday, 2/21: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #23

Prep Sheet for Test #23:

KBARR and Extra Credit is all I need!

Mental Floss.

  1. Serena needed to go to the store to buy some ingredients to cook with. She started writing them down: butter, milk, eggs, duct tape, cashews, toilet paper, oranges, vinegar, lemon juice…     What was Serena making?
  2. Why can’t a man marry his brother’s wife’s mother-in-law? (Assume she’s not dead.)
  3. How many numbers between 1 and 799 can be divided by 2? (Alert: Math!)
  4. What color is represented by this “word”  BRLEUDE
  5. Wacky Wordy:   CLOU__ __
  6. An infinite number of mathematicians are standing at a counter ordering root beer. The first asks the man for half a pint of root beer, the second for a quarter pint, the third an eighth, and so on. How many pints of root beer will the man need to fulfill all mathematicians’ orders? (Alert: math.)


Test #23. Doodle Theme: A PERFECT Life for ALL.


Thursday, 2/20: Spelling + Bee, Commas, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Spelling (just like today), Commas (just like today), Husker Du (S/CD/CX), Vladek.

“Spelling, 2/20.” Write the correct pair. NOT THE LETTER; THE WORDS! NOT COLLABORATIVE!

  1. group/center   a) corpse/core  b) core/corpse  c) corps/corp  d) corps/core
  2. nugget/rank   a) cernel/kernel  b) colonel/kernel  c) kernel/kernal d) kernel/colonel
  3. hero/inactive   a) idole/idol  b) idel/idol  c) idle/idol  d) idol/idle
  4. Cheerios/#25489   a) serial/cereal  b) cereal/cerial  c) cerial/serial  d) cereal/serial
  5. most important/administrator   a) princapal/princaple  b) principal/principle  c) principle/principal  d) principal/principal
  6. who is/who owns    a) whose/who’s  b) who’s/whose  c) who’se/who’s  d) who’s/whos’
  7. it is/it owns   a) it’s/its  b) its’/its  c) it’s/its’
  8. belongs to them/location   a) their/they’re  b) there/their  c) their/there  d) they’re/there


Spelling Bee! How far will your class get before it makes a mistake?

  • Best ratio of correct/not correct wins! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.


Correct Top Part of Commas Sheet. Make sure you have your sheet tomorrow for the test!


“Commas, 2/20.” 1-6: Choose A-I for the comma rule needed for each sentence.  I = No commas needed.  Use your pink sheet. 7-10: Choose the correct comma combo. You may write the LETTER.

  1. I asked my BFF the llama with the big ears what she wanted for lunch.
  2. This easy fun exercise will help you with your llama woes.
  3. Rachel Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog.
  4. I didn’t want to wake you up until I had to.
  5. She wanted to tame the wild llama but it was too much for her.
  6. Zoltan that llama doesn’t belong there!
  7. As the llama goddess she regulated the course of the heavenly bodies and controlled the alternating seasons.  a) llama,  goddess, bodies,  b) goddess,  c) goddess, bodies,  d) goddess, regulated,  bodies,  e)  OK as is.  f) NOTA
  8. There was no question that the llama’s painting a huge colorful and ugly mural was the worst entry in the art exhibit. a) question, painting, huge, colorful,   b) painting, huge, colorful, mural,   c) huge,  colorful,  d) huge, colorful, mural,    e) OK as is.   f) NOTA
  9. Sid waited for the llama to arrive so he could get a ride in his hot new Camaro.  a) arrive,  b) arrive, ride,  c) arrive, hot,  d) OK as is.  e) NOTA
  10. Because the llama missed the bus he was late for his very important appointment.  a) Because,  b) bus,  c) bus,  very,  d) OK as is.  e) NOTA



Finish Vladek and Discuss:

  1. Art Spiegelman has said that the final page of Maus II really has at least three endings. With your group, discuss what stories they might be endings of. Be ready to point out which panels or images end each story.
  2. When MAUS was published, the Washington Post said, “…impossible to describe accurately, and impossible to achieve in any medium but comics.”  What do you think about that? Do you think it’s true? Could MAUS have been anything but a comic and been as powerful?  Why or why not?