Friday, 11/18: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #13, Vacation!

Third Period Assembly Schedule w/Combined Lunch.

Prep sheet for Test #13:
Vocabulary h/w: ___/20     Vocabulary Warm Ups: 11/17: ___/12   11/16:  ___/12    11/15:___/12
Warm Ups: 11/17:___/6    11/16:___/10  11/15:___/8  11/14:___/8
Other Extra Credit: +3 for Per3 for Vocab Relay. Guillermo = +1. +1 for Moss. +1 for Dedication.


Mental Floss8thgradeprez.

  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 year was the above picture taken?


Test #13.
Doodle Theme: The Ultimate Vacation!

Thursday, 11/3: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #11

Have a beauty three-day weekend!

Prep sheet for Test #11:
RBC Weather: ___/15  ___/11    RBC Bus: ___/10
Vocabulary: 10/31:___/13,  11/1:___/15,  11/2:___/13
Other Extra Credit: Period 6 = +3 for vocab relay, +1 for connotation yesterday.


Mental Floss.

  1. Shmartiopolis was bragging to his friends that he was such an excellent darts player, he could hit the dartboard in any location at any time. “I’ll bet a hundred dollars that, no matter what position you name on the board, I’ll be able to hit it from 10 feet away.” Maddie, tired of Shmartiopolis’s bragging, shouted out an answer and won the bet. Where on the dartboard did Maddie suggest?
  2. Wacky Wordies:  a)  b) 22Day
  3. What 8-letter word uses the letter “g” four times?
  4. A tennis player is ranked number 200. He moved up 87, went down 28, and went up 117 places. What is he ranked?
  5. A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl with the unusual name of Pibbles. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Pibbles seven apples. Why?
  6. Use the clues below to figure out the missing four words to complete the old expression:
    Baby = Slept peacefully.  Child = Slept well.   Woman = Slept restlessly.   Man = Slept peacefully.
    —>The man ___  ___  ___  ___.


Test #11. Doodle Theme: “My new invention!”

Trade and Grade.  (/35)

Friday, 10/28: Paperwork, Notebook Audit, Mental Floss, Test #10

Shared lunch w/8th grade.

Notebook Audit (20p).
Leave your notebook out and closed. I will be looking for:

  • Title and Date.
  • Organization/Sequence.
  • Wrong answers replaced with correct ones.
  • Completeness.
  • Neatness.

Prep sheet for Test #10:
Notebook: ___/20     Old School KBARR: ___/40 (Write B if you blogged.)
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20   Vocabulary: 10/25:___/10  10/26:___/12  10/27:___/ 12
Warm Ups:   10/24: ___/8   10/25: ___/6   10/26: ___/6   10/27:___/7
Other Extra Credit: +3 for Period 1 for Vocab Relay. Tantalus = +1.

Mental Floss.

  1. Mr. Cheeselog wasted lots of money every day, and now he is a millionaire. How?
  2. Wacky Wordy. What phrase is represented here?
    Spring – Hola   Summer – Bonjour   Fall – Hello   Winter – Aloha
  3. A man left his house to go to work. When he got home he saw that his house had been broken into. The robbers had taken everything in his house except for two one hundred dollar bills that were in plain sight. Why weren’t the one hundred dollar bills taken?
  4. Bob was having a big party. He decided on a technique to get lots of people to come. He invited his five closest friends and said that they could each invite 4 people.  Each of those could invite 3. Each of those could invite 2. Each of those could invite 1. Overall, how many people did Bob invite to his party?
  5. What is special about this letter arrangement?
  6. There is one word in the English language that is always pronounced incorrectly. What is it?

Test #10.

Doodle Theme: Duh. Halloween.

Friday, 10/21: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #9

Extra Credit Opportunity: Go here and join in the conversation. Comment thoughtfully on all four questions. Copy/paste your comments into a Google Doc or similar and submit them with your Outsiders project. You will receive bonus credit on your project.


Prep sheet for Test #9:
KoS Sheet: ___/15 (5 + 10 + Bonus)
Warm Ups: 10/17: ___/8  10/18:___/10   10/19: ___/8   10/20: ___/7
Vocabulary H/w: ___/20     Vocabulary Practices: 10/18:___/14   10/19:___/13  10/20: ___/14
Other Extra Credit:

Mental Floss: Wacky Wordies!

Test #9.

Doodle Theme: Integrate the existing doodle into your doodle.


Friday, 10/14: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #8

Friday, 10/14. Welcome Guest Teacher!
No Clickers! If you have issues with your paperwork, I will look at them Tuesday.
If you did extra credit vocab sentences, I will look at those on Tuesday. For now just put the score you have. I will add the extra credit in myself.

Prep Sheet for Test #8:
Apostrophe Warm Ups: ___/7 ___/17___/11 ___/8
SAW Warm Up: ___/8    Vocabulary Warm Ups: ___/12 ___/15  ___/12
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20 (If you did extra credit sentences, add 1 point for each sentence you wrote.)

Other Extra Credit:


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. Completely collaborative! NO PINK SHEET!

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

Prep Sheet for Test #7:
KBAR: ___/40 (Enter B if you blogged.)
Vocabulary Homework: ____/20
Vocab Practices: 10/4: ____/12    10/5: ____/15
Warm Up 10/3: ___/7
Other Extra Credit:  Per1 +3, Per6 +2, Per3 +1 for Vocab Relay.


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: 2066!

Friday, 9/30: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #6

Prep sheet for Test #6:
FROs Homework: ___/15  (5 + 10)
KBARR:___/40  (Write B if you blogged.)
Vocabulary Homework:___/20
Warm Ups: 9/27: ___/15   9/28: ___/14   9/29:___/14
Other Extra Credit may include: FROs practice (up to +3 each), +3 for VRelay for Period 1 (+1 for Per 3), bonus plot questions for +1 each.


Mental Floss.

  1. What can be seen in the middle of March and April that cannot be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
  2. What is 3/7 chicken + 2/3 cat + 1/2 goat?
  3. I am so fragile that when you say my name you break me. What am I?
  4. What letter can you place on the line, other than E, to complete this sequence?
  5. 5 + 5 + 5 = 550 Add ONE STRAIGHT LINE to make the equation correct. No, you can’t make a not equal sign. That would be an inequality, not an equation.
  6. While riding in the car I saw a license plate that read like this: IXMNIZ. What occupation did the man in the car have?

Note I: #29 has no correct answer. Please choose E if you want to get it correct.
Note II: If you earned 10/10 on the FROs Pretest, skip 15-24. Use your forward button to skip to #25. When we look at scores, mentally add 10 to get your actual score.

NOTE III: The back of the test is OPEN BOOK AND OPEN MOUTH. You may share answers as you see fit. Once collaboration begins, you MAY NOT turn back to the first part of the test.