Friday, 12/9: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 15, MoMS!

Prep sheet for Test #15:
Vocabulary Practices:  12/7: ____/12  12/6: ____/15
Vocab H/W: ___/20
Other Extra Credit: Period 3 gets +3 for Vocab Relay, Period 6 gets +1. Also: Cerro San Luis +1, phenomena +1, 1941 +1.

Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordy: What phrase is represented by the following?look kool XtXhXeXsXtXrXeXeXtX
  2. What musical instruments are represented below?
    a)  P O     b)  BA BA    c)  ECLART     d)  @ # $ %
  3. Add together each of the defined words to get a whole new word. Example: to shout + what you say when you feel pain = yellow.
    a) A light brown color + to leave = ____  b) Vehicle + an animal pal = _____   c) A store’s announcement + a type of women’s clothing  = ______
  4. These groups of three definitions describe three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter. (Example: king, ring, wing.) What are they?
    a) finished, to sleep lightly, a measured quantity     b) sneaky, to secretly observe, an enclosure for pigs

Test #15.

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
You have just crossed over into… The Twilight Zone!


Friday, 12/2: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 14, “Time and Punishment”


Prep sheet for Test #14:
Vocabulary Hw: ___/20     Vocabulary Practice: 12/1: ___/11    11/30:  ___/13     11/29:___/16
Warm Ups: 12/1:___/5    11/30:___/5    11/29:___/5    11/28:___/10
Other Extra Credit: Per3 +3, Per6 +2, Per1,2 +1 for Vocab Relay, +1 for Pedro, +1 for stars.

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.

Doodle Theme: Christmas Parade.


“Time and Punishment”

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.