FRIDAY, 8/23: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #1

Grab a clicker as you come in the door. Write your number in your notebook: “Clicker #23.”

Clicker Practice:

  1. Please click  G.
  2. Please click B.

I will be recording your clicker number as you work on the test.

You will CIRCLE the ANSWER on the test sheet AND CLICK it in.

 

Prep your Test Sheet for Test #1:
Vocabulary Homework: ____/20
Warm Up: ___/5  Vocab Practice: 8-20___/10   8-21:____/10   8-22:___/10  Adjectives:___/6
Other Extra Credit: Period 6 gets a +3 for “vocabulary relay.”

 

Mental Floss.  Brain teasers and trick questions to scrape the mucous off your brain before the test. Purely extra credit. NO penalty for wrong answers, so you may as well guess. Write the answers at the top of your test sheet. If it looks like a trick, it probably is.

  1. You have two coins that total 15 cents, but one of them is not a nickel. How is that possible?
  2. What is the volume of dirt in a hole 6 feet long, 8 feet deep, and 4 feet wide?
  3. A farmer had seventeen sheep; all but nine died. How many are left?
  4. What heavy six letter word can you take one letter away from and have eight left?
  5.  You are in a mountain cabin, and it is freezing and dark. The cabin has an old gas lantern, a wood burning stove, and an oil burning heater. You have only one match. Which do you light first?
  6. A fish weighs 10 pounds plus half its weight. How much does it weigh? (Not a trick; just math.)

 

Test #1. Circle the correct answer. NOTA = None of the Above.

Finished early? Your choices:
1) Doodle on the back of the test – Theme: The messiest room you can imagine. The theme is optional; you may doodle about whatever you want. If I like it you get extra credit.
2) Trackword –  Read the directions! Write your numbered list of words off to the side or on the back of the test.
3) Read something.
4) Nap. Just don’t snore.
5) Stare blankly (and silently) into space.

Friday, 4/26: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #30

Prep Sheet for Test #30. Reload test to get latest changes.
Spelling Warm Ups: ___/5  ___/5  ___/6   ___/8     Spelling 3x: ___/10     TS Quizzes: ___/7  ___/12  ___/5
Vocab h/w: ___20    Vocab Practice: ___/13  ___/15   ___/15    Giver Project:  ___/60  or  ___/75
Other Extra Credit:

 

 

Mental Floss.

  1. What word is missing? begin, inch, chapel, elastic, ___  ___  ___, cellar, arisen, end
  2. Wacky Wordy:
    NO NO NO
       RIGHT
  3. Wacky Wordy: GWETORUSTD (Hint: $)
  4. The cost of making only the maker knows,
    Valueless if bought, but sometimes traded.
    A poor man may give one as easily as a king.
    When one is broken, pain and deceit are assured.
    What am I?
  5. The following clues make a pun on words that start with mis-.
    Example: This young woman could lead the orchestra. (bad behavior) Answer: Misconduct.

    • a) This young woman is in great shape. (an outsider)
    • b) This young woman is very generous at Christmas. (a doubt you might have)
    • c) This young woman showed me where to go. (lied to me)
    • d) This young woman knew exactly what I meant. (she didn’t really)

 

Test #30. Doodle Theme: A NEW kind of amusement park.

Friday, 4/12: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #28

Prep Sheet for Test #28. Reload the test to get the latest version.
Interview: ___/100   TS KBARR: ___/20     TS Quizzes: ___/7 ___/5  ___/2
Vocab h/w: ___/20   Vocab Practice: ___/12  ___/12 ___/10
Other Extra Credit: Gramma: +___ Period 1 gets +3 for Gramma Relay (add to your Gramma EC), Periods 2 and 5 get +1 for Gramma Relay. +2 or +1 for 10/10 or 8,9/10 on SAWs.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. What is the next thing in this sequence. 1, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, ____. Fill in the blank correctly.
  2. What North American state is round on both sides and high in the middle? (haha)
  3. Following are groups of three words. Can you figure out the common link within each group? Example: hurricane, potato, needle. (Answer: eyes)
    a) computer, onion dip, poker game
    b) bowling alley, dress-maker, wrestling match
    c) dentist, oil field, basketball practice
    d) April, locker room, brides-to-be
    e) pelican, legislature, person in debt
  4. Make the matchstick dawg face the other way by moving only 2 matchesHis tail must still point up!

 

 

 

 

Test #28. Doodle Theme: Dog Party.

Friday, 3/22: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #27

It could have been yours!

Slightly shorter periods for Assembly Schedule (4th period).

Prep sheet for Test #27. (Reload test to get the latest version.)
Husker Du: ___/5 ___/5  KBARR: ___/40
The Earth Men: ___/7  TYM Quiz: ___15
Vocab Homework: ___/20  Vocab Practice: ___/12 ___/12 ___/15
Other Extra Credit: Period Two gets +3 for vocab Relay, all others +1. +1 for Martian’s. +1 for biathlon.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. For each pair of words, move one letter from one word to the other to make a pair of synonyms.  Example: boast — hip.  Move the S and you get boat — ship. The movement could go either way.
    a) open — cop      b) cave — curt       c) cares — pest
  2. What book can an author never really finish writing?
  3. George Washington’s wife was sweeping when George Washington’s wife slipped and got wet.  How many w’s in all?
  4. When is 30 plus 30 equal to 1?
  5. Change the position of just one of the words below so that all the words are in an alphabetical sequence:
    llama, phoenix, hyena, alligator, beaver, elephant, tortoise, antelope

Test #27. Doodle Theme: Five years from now.

Friday, 3/15: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #26

Prep sheet for Test #26:
Husker Du: ___/5 ___/5   KBARR: ___/40
Vocab Homework: ___/20 Vocab Practice: ___/:13 ___/11 ___/10
Other Extra Credit:
Period 2, +3 for vocab relay, all others +1.
+2 for 10/10 on SAWs, +1 for 8 or 9/10.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Add, subtract, and then rearrange, to find the name of an animal:    MARMALADE + OIL – MAE = ________
  2.  You will be given clues for the two words. The second word is the first word with the first letter removed.
    a)  area between mountains –>   narrow passage between buildings
    b) spew out –>  leave out
    c) a shape –>  a number
  3. 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) unadorned necklace   b) Funny/Smart Cat   c) Unusual Rabbit   d) Wedding Limo (2)  e) Untamed Minor
  4. (Palindromes) a) He drank a bottle of __  __  __ as he tied the __  __  __ around the neck of the little __  __  __ so she wouldn’t spill her drink on her dress.
    b)  The pitcher tore the __ __ __ __ __ __  __ cuff in his shoulder, and won’t be able to play for at least two months.

Test #26. Doodle Theme: Spring. (All meanings!)