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.



Friday, 9/23: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #5

Prep sheet for Test #5:
KBARR: _____/40
Spelling Homework: ___/10  Vocabulary Homework: ___/20
Warm Ups:  9/19: ___/6    9/20: ___/15     9/21: ___/14   9/22: ___/15
Other Extra Credit: May include +3 for Period 1 for Vocab Relay (+1 for Period 3), FRO Pretest, VVV, NVAA, Etc.


Mental Floss.

  1. Explain how I do it: “In my bedroom, the nearest lamp that I  usually keep turned on is 12 feet away from my bed. Alone in the room, without using wires, strings, or any other aids or contraptions, I can turn out the light on that lamp and get into bed before the room is dark.”
  2. What are the elusive characters; missing two letters or numbers? (In other words, what letters go into the blanks? The answer is NOT R and E.)
    W  A  T  E  ___ M  ___  L O  N
  3. 1961 was a special year (besides the fact that Mr. Coward was born then). In fact, the next time a year will be this special will be the year 6009. What is so special about those two years?
  4. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?
  5. 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) Horace tries in school to be a very good boy.
    • b) People who drive too fast are likely to be arrested.
    • c) For the Halloween party, John came looking like a radish.
  6. When does 1+1+1=1?


Test #5.

Doodle Theme: MUSIC.



Friday, 9/16: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #4

Prep sheet for Test #4:
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20
NVA: ___/8  NVAA: ___/10
Vocab Practices: ___/10  ___/12  ___/12
Other Extra Credit:  May include: +1 for Lolly III, +3 for Per3 for Vocab Relay.


Mental Floss.

  1. Sue is both the 50th best and the 50th worst student at her school. How many students attend her school? (Not a trick, just math.)
  2. You have six sticks that are vertical on the floor like this:
    |  |  |  |  |  |
    Add five more sticks to make nine.
  3. An archaeologist uncovers an ancient tomb, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.  Two, unclothed, long-dead bodies are found in the tomb.  One is an adult male, the other an adult female.  Both bodies are perfectly preserved, although dry and leathery with age.  The archaeologist takes one look and exclaims: “It’s a miracle! I have found Adam and Eve.”  How did the archaeologist know this at a glance?
  4. Here is a question on international law: If an international airliner crashed exactly on the U.S.-Mexico border, where would they be required to bury the survivors?
  5. Removing an appendix is called an appendectomy, removing tonsils is called a tonsillectomy. What is it called when they remove a growth from your head? (haha)
  6. What is the next thing in this sequence. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ____.  See if you can fill in the blank correctly.

Test #4.