Friday, 2/15: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #22, Interviews

Prep sheet for Test #22. (Reload test to get latest version.)
Vocab H/w:___/20     Vocab Practices: ___/10  ___/11
Giver Quizzes: ___/5  ___/5    1-1-1’s: ___10
Other Extra Credit:

Mental Floss.

  1. Try to figure out the noun or adjective that is common to all the items each group.
    • a) person, clock, cliff
    • b) feather,  torch,  low-calorie
    • c) fishing rod, actor, checkout counter
  2. The following not only describes a famous monument, but is an anagram for its name. What is it?   Built to Stay Free.
  3. Cross out six letters and you’ll find an easy word. What is the word?  SBAIXNLETATNERSAS
  4. A donkey behind another donkey,
    I’m behind that second donkey,
    But there is a whole nation behind me.
    It is a murder you can describe in a word: ______
  5. For each, find a three-letter word that ends the first word and begins the second word.
    a) birth _ _ _ light       b) knock _ _ _ line


Test #22.

No doodle unless you’re finished with your interview paper.

Friday, 2/1: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #20

Prep sheet for Test #20:
KBARR: ___/40   Vladek Quiz: ___/6    Vocab H/W: ___/20
Vocab Practice: ___/12 ____/10 ___/12
Other Extra Credit: Period 2 gets +3 for Vocab Relay, Periods 3 and 6 get +2 for Vocab Relay.


Mental Floss.

  1. A man builds an extraordinary house where all four sides face south.  A bear walks up to one of his windows and peers in. What color is the bear?
  2. There is a building with thirty stories and one elevator. On floor twenty-one, four people get on and zero get off. On floor thirteen, six get on and two get off. On floor nine, eight people get on and four get off. How many people would get on and off on floor thirty-one?
  3. What two words contain the most letters?
  4. Wacky Wordy:

    my you’re way

  5. Find the name of a planet hidden in each of the following sentences:
    • a) “Steven, use the screwdriver to build those shelves.”
    • b) Everyone takes a turn in the cage.
    • c) “Catherine, you ran us over with your bicycle!”
    • d) “Sam, arsenic is poisonous! I read about it on the internet.”


Test #20. Doodle Theme: Invent a new sport!

Friday, 1/25: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #19

Prep sheet for Test #19. (Reload the test page to get the latest version.)
Husker Du: ___/13 ___/13   KBARR: ___/30   Sentence Combo:___/5


Mental Floss.

  1. How can you perform a subtraction from seven so that the result will be even, but without subtracting any odd numbers?
  2. What is so light that anyone on Earth can hold it, but so heavy that nobody can hold it longer than about 20 minutes?
  3. At noon, you look at the old-school clock in your bedroom. The big hand is on the five and the little hand is in between the three and the four. What time is it?
  4. Two fathers and two sons own 21 horses between them. Explain how it is possible to evenly divide the herd among them. (NO, you don’t get to cut up any horses!)
  5. Where do you leave a “place” by closing the “window”?  (On a _____.)
  6. In a small town in the country, a male cow swallowed an explosive device. The town newspaper had a front page story about it.   Which one-word headline did they use?
    * Shocking!  * How?  * Dangerous!  * Terrifying!
    * Abominable!  * What?  * Horrible! 


Test #19.

Doodle Theme:

Friday, 1/11: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 18, Research!

Prep sheet for Test #18. (Reload the Test to get the latest, updated version.)
Vocab Homework: ___/20   Vocab Practices: ___/14  ___/11   ___/10
Other Extra Credit: +1, +2, or up to +4 for SAWs.


Mental Floss.

  1. What famous fictional character is represented here?   ants, beetles, termites, rabbit
  2. A man walks into a room, turns around and walks out the same door he went in. When he gets out he is in a different room than when he started. How is this possible?
  3. What number should come next? 144, 121, 100, 81, 64,  _____  (Alert: math.)
  4. Spell the word candy with just 2 letters.
  5. How many F’s (capital or small–no trick here) are in the following sentence? (Alert: Counting.)
    Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years.  


Test #18.

No Doodle Theme — Get back to work on research!



Thursday, 12/20: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #17

Prep Sheet for Test #17. (Reload the test to get the latest version.)
KBAR: ___/15   S/CD/CX: ___/9 ___/9   Vocab H/W: ____/20   Vocab Practices: ___/12 ___/13
Other Extra Credit: Period 6 gets +3 for vocab relay, Periods 2 and 5 get +2, Period 1 gets +1.

Mental Floss.

  1. A word I know, six letters it contains.
    Subtract just one, and twelve is what remains.
    What word is it?
  2. Wacky Wordy: TTTT RRRRRRRRR
  3. Wacky Wordy: Must get here. Must get here. Must get here.
  4. Wacky Wordy: history history history history
  5. When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, this day will be as far from Friday as this day was from Friday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What day is it?
  6. The moon is about 250,000 miles from Earth. Sound travels at about 650 miles per hour. If a meteor hit the moon, about how long would it take for the sound to reach Earth?

Test #17.

Doodle Theme: Bunker.

Friday, 12/14: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #16

Short test due to short periods due to the Winter Music Assembly during 6th period.

7TH Grade   8TH Grade
HB 8:15 AM 8:22 AM 7 HB 8:15 AM 8:22 AM 7
1 8:22 AM 9:08 AM 46 1 8:22 AM 9:08 AM 46
BREAK 9:08 AM 9:18 AM 10 2 9:13 AM 9:59 AM 46
2 9:23 AM 10:09 AM 46 BREAK 9:59 AM 10:09 AM 10
3 10:14 AM 11:00 AM 46 3 10:14 AM 11:00 AM 46
LUNCH 11:00 AM 11:35 AM 35 4 11:05 AM 11:51 AM 46
4 11:40 PM 12:26 PM 46 LUNCH 11:51 AM 12:26 PM 35
5 12:31PM 1:17 PM 46 5 12:31PM 1:17 PM 46
6-Assembly 1:22 PM 2:08 PM 46 6-Class 1:22 PM 2:08 PM 46
6-Class 2:13 PM 2:59 PM 46 6-Assembly 2:13 PM 2:59 PM 46


Prep sheet for Test #16. (Reload the test for the latest version.)
KBARR: ___/40 Vocab H/w: ___/20 Vocab Practices: ___/15 ___/13 ___/12
SAWs Bonus:___ Clauses Bonus:___
Other Extra Credit: Per6 +3 for vocab relay, all others, +2.


Mental Floss.

  1. How far can you walk into the woods?
  2. What do you get when you add 1 and 11 four times?
  3. Which three numbers give the same result when they are multiplied as when they are added? (Alert: math)
  4. The more you take away the bigger it gets; the more you add, the smaller it becomes. What is it?
  5. Wacky Wordies:







Test #16. Doodle Theme. Design a groovy, new piece of clothing!

Friday, 12/7: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #15

Prep sheet for Test #15. (Reload the test to get the latest version.)
KBARR: ___/40 Vocab H/W: ___/20 Vocab Practices: ___/13 ___/13 ___/10
Other Extra Credit: Period 5 gets +3 for Vocab Relay, Periods 2 and 6 get +1. +1 for Lent. +1 for Fat Tuesday.


Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordy: What phrase is represented by the following?
    look kool XtXhXeXsXtXrXeXeXtX
  2. What musical instruments are represented below?
    a)  P O     b)  BA BA    c)  ECLART     d)  @ # $ %
  3. Add together each of the defined words to get a whole new word.
    Example: to shout + what you say when you feel pain = yellow.
    a) A light brown color + to leave = ____
    b) Vehicle + an animal pal = _____
    c) A store’s announcement + a type of women’s clothing  = ______
  4. These groups of three definitions describe three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter. (Example: king, ring, wing.) What are they?
    a) finished, to sleep lightly, a measured quantity     b) sneaky, to secretly observe, an enclosure for pigs
  5. What does the following group of statements represent?
    (2 word answer ending in -s. It’s sort of a Wacky Wordy too.)
    Jenni drowned Frosted Flakes.  Isaiah buried Cap’n Crunch six feet under.  Stephanie threw Rice Krispies off a cliff.  Emma shot Cocoa Puffs.


Test #15. Doodle Theme: Crazy Christmas Parade.