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.


Friday, 2/14: Paperwork, Mental Floss, “Test” #22, Turn in Interviews

Prep sheet for Test #22.

Add up all your Bonus Credit for the week.

I’ma come for KBARR.

When you are finished with the test, finish, proofread, creatively title, and share your interview with me. THEN you may doodle, Trackword, etc…

If your Chromie is below 50%, plug it back in!


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


Don’t forget your CONCLUSION.


I was very thankful to be able to hear more about my grandpa’s past.   [No Way?! Really?!?]

More like THIS:

I had a lot of fun doing the interview, but to my mom she thought I was being awkward around grandma. I learned from grandma that life can have it’s ups and downs, but if you work hard and meet new people, you can start a good relationship with friends and family. My grandma also gives pretty good advice for mostly anything which I really love about her.



“Elder Interview”  (Hrrmmm.)

More like THIS:

“My Grandpa and his Jealous Chihuahua”   (LOL)

Friday, 2/7: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #21

Happy Three-day Weekend! Remember to work on your interview essay because 600 words is due on Tuesday WHEN YOU GET BACK AFTER THE WEEKEND.

Prep Sheet for Test #21:



Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordies:
    b) S – N – O – W
    (I probably should have done this one in December.)
  2. The amazing No Snore Sally has gone 11 days without sleeping. How does she do it?
  3. What large and well known city in the U.S.A. is half golden and half silver?
  4. Although very old coins tend to be worth more than their face value, why is it that 1997 nickels are worth about $100?
  5. What’s the common link?
    • a) tailor, wrestling match, bowling alley
    • b) watermelon, tournament, flower
    • c) hurricane, needle, potato
    • d) barber, rooster, beehive
  6. Can you figure out the logic I used to decide the order of the following words? (Hint: Sing them to yourself.)
    gun, shoe, spree, door, hive, kicks, heaven, gate, line, den



Test  #21. NOTICE: Please choose C for #3, since there isn’t a real answer for it, but that one comes closest.

Doodle Theme: A New Toy!