Friday, 11/17: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #13

(Very) Short Periods (38 min.) for Talent Show Assembly! 

Have a great Thanksgiving week off!

Prep sheet for Test #13:
Transitions: ___/10 (6 + 4)   Vocabulary Practices: ___/15  ___/15  ___/10    Vocab H/W: ___/20
KBARR: ___/40




Mental Floss.

  1. Which one of the following does not belong with the others? Why? (Not a trick. Must get the reason correct.)
    binoculars, eyeglasses, goggles, handlebars, jeans, pliers, scissors, shoes, tweezers
  2. Where can you finish reading several books before you finish even one sentence?
  3. How many sides does a circle have? Explain.
  4. I have three of the same digit. Put together they make twelve. The digit is not 4. What digit is it?
  5. Their are for mestakes in this teaser. Name all the errors.
  6. What is the English word that can be formed using all these letters? PNLLEEEESSSSS.  (Not a trick. Hint: Les Goodman.)


Test #13. Doodle Theme: The Ultimate Vacation!

Thursday, 11/9: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #12

Have a great 3-day weekend!

Prep sheet for Test #12:
RBC Public Notice: ___/15 (stamp for h/w = 5)    RBC Web Page: ___/12 (stamp for h/w = 5)
Transitions: ___/6  ___/9       Vocabulary:  ___/14  ___/12
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. From what can you take away the whole, and still have some left?
  2. I am more microscopic than microscopic; I am more minuscule than minuscule. I am smaller than small and I am tinier than tiny. Yet surprisingly, I am still big. What am I?
  3. Wacky Wordy. What 6-word phrase is represented?

  4. Wacky Wordy: (2 words, one hyphenated)
    1. Do Do
    2. Dew Dew
    3. Due Due
  5. If men have two hands, and monkeys have four hands, what has three hands?
  6. A cat had three kittens: Mopsy, Topsy, and Spot. What was the mother’s name. Remember to please capitalize the name of the momma kitty when you write.
  7. What do these three things have in common? Corn, Weasel, Balloon


Test #12! Doodle Theme: Wacky Invention.

Friday, 10/20: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #9

Last Day of Quarter One!

Prep sheet for Test #9:
KBAR: ___/40   KoS:  ___/7  ___/7  ___/7   Vocabulary H/w: ___/20 
Vocabulary Practices: ___/14  ___/14  ___/12
Other Extra Credit: + 1 for each sentence correctly unscrambled and punctuated. +3 for Period 5 for vocab relay. +1 for Limburger.


Mental Floss = Wacky Wordies!


Test #9.

Doodle Theme: Your favorite thing to do.


Friday, 10/13: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #8

Prep sheet for Test #8:
Apostrophes: ___/5 ___/8___/8 ___/8     Vocabulary: ___/13 ___/12  ___/11
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20
Other Extra Credit: Periods 2 and 5 get +3 for Vocab Relay, Periods 1 and 3 get +2 for vocab relay. Don’t forget SS (sentence scramble) extra credit. Bonus vocab sentences go into the Vocab Homework score. Bonus for Apostrophes goes in the Apostrophes score.




Mental Floss.

  1. What is the longest sentence in the world?
  2. How can you make the following equation correct without changing it at all? 8 + 8 = 91
  3. What property do 1, 2, 6, and 10 all have that no other whole number has?
  4. How can you add 2 to 11 and get 1 as the correct answer?
  5. How many numbers are there on a standard die?
  6. “Hannah,” said Bob, “I can poke my head through a hole this big.” He then made a hole with his thumb and index finger. The hole was no wider than a quarter. Hannah was sure she would win the bet, but Bob poked his head through the hole he made by his thumb and index finger and won the bet. How?
  7. What do all the words in this list have in common? Lead, Sow, Bass, Wind, Tear, Object (Not a trick. Hint: Say them all to yourself.)


Test #8. Doodle Theme: Time Travel!


Friday, 10/6: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #7

Prep sheet for Test #7:
KBAR: ___/40
Vocabulary Homework: ____/20   Vocab Practices: 10/3: ____/12    10/4: ____/13
Other Extra Credit:   +3 for Periods 2 AND 3 for Vocab Relay. +1 for extra SC sentence.


Mental Floss.

  1. Supply the missing four words to make a famous expression. (No, you don’t get to ask any questions.)
    “Failure ____  ____  ____  ____.”
    Options: a) Success  b) Victory  c) Triumph  d) Accomplishment
  2. In each sentence below, an animal is concealed. For example, the sentence, “What shall I do, Gertrude?” has the word dog concealed. Find the hidden animal in each sentence.
    • a) He used his powers of persuasion to summon key people to the meeting.
    • b) Did I ever tell you, that at camp in the fall, I once found a ten dollar gold piece?
    • c) Asking nutty questions can be most annoying.
  3. A man made up a seven-character password (letters and numbers only) for his e-mail  account, and he wanted to write it down somewhere in case he forgot it. But he didn’t want to write down the actual password, so he wrote this sentence: “You force Heaven to be empty.”  What was his password?
  4. What number is always found in the middle of the telephone directory?
  5. What famous saying is represented here?
    zain yain xain wain vain uain tain sain rain qain oain nain main lain kain jain iain hain fain eain dain cain bain aain
  6. A pen and a pencil together cost $1.10. The pen costs exactly $1.00 more than the pencil. What does each cost? (Not a trick, just math.)


Test #7.

Doodle Theme: Complete the Doodle given.