(Summer mode? I have a summer mode? Why, yes, I do. It's my "official schedule", although I don't usually post five days a week. More like three.)
In what looks like my last day at the continuation high school for this school year (I have three days scheduled next week, and none of them are at the continuation high school. And the continuation high school gets out two days before the other schools), the English class had an assignment on analogies.
You know, those things that say "_____ is to _____ as _____ is to _____".
The direction was to do them together. I had a key. But I didn't always agree with the key.
1. Thread is to rope as worm is to _____.
What would you put in that blank? (I'll give you all a chance to answer these before I post the answers in the comment thread in a day or so.)
2. Fish is to aquarium as bird is to _____.
3. Shovel is to dirt as fork is to _____.
4. Kind is to helpful as happy is to _____.
I want to see if you get what the key said. Because that's not what I thought when I saw these. #4 especially.
But the kids had a little fun with these, too...
5. Sky is to blue as grass is to _____.
One kid said "yellow". I don't know, to be funny, I guess. But this is California. We are in a drought. It is coming into summer. Yellow grass? I can see it.
Then the one that got them all in a lather...
6. Braid is to hair as weave is to _____.
Because to them a weave is something that goes in hair. I had to explain that weave means something else, too.
English class can be so much fun.