Friday, 12/1: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #14

Prep sheet for Test #14:
Plagiarism (9)  + Warm Ups: (5 and 5): ___/19   Vocabulary Hw: ___/20
Vocabulary Practice:  ___/12   ___/12   ___/12      KBARR:___/40

Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordies. The colors are not part of the clues.
    a)    b) 
    c)  d) 
  2. Figure out what the three things in each set have in common. Each answer is a six-letter word ending in -s.
    • a) trombone, playground, microscope
    • b) railroad, muddy shoes, music cd
  3. What living creature has fur, four legs, and a tail, eats cat food, meows, and sees equally well from both ends of its body?
  4. Name an English word (there are actually two) of more than two letters that both begins and ends with the letters -he in that order. “Hehe” is not an acceptable answer.

Test #14.

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!