Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Intelligence Test


Feeling much better after my cold (not 100% better, but I'd put how I felt at about 85%), I returned to work on Wednesday. Integrated math 3. (This is the class that used to be algebra 2.)

I was not the only one getting over a cold. 1st period went through half a box of tissues.

The teacher had left the class three worksheets. Usually, either the teacher would have collated and stapled these, or she would have left me three discreet piles. This time one of the piles was collated but not stapled.

I assume when she copied the worksheets she had the copier collate them. And as I had four periods with the same assignment, that was a lot of pairs of worksheets. I completely understand why she would not have had time to staple them by hand, and I'm assuming that if the copier stapled them, that function was broken.

No matter. The post-its on the piles of assignments explained, and a quick perusal got me up to speed. Now, to explain matters to the kiddos...

1st period. I told them I'd be passing out the first two pages of their three pages first. My explanation made little sense, so I finished it up with, "It'll make sense when you see it. It's an intelligence test."

A student replied, "Great. That I'm sure to fail..."

It was 7:30 in the morning. I probably was asking too much by calling it an intelligence test.

I had been right, however, about them catching on once they saw what I was talking about. The whole day, I only had one student not get all the worksheets assigned.

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  1. Only one? I'd say that's a big win then.

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  2. I like a 'practical' intelligence test!

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  3. Heh, yeah, technology can either help or hinder us at times.

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    1. Just when you think it could help...

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  4. Glad you are feeling better. THe colds and crap going around is really knocking folks back a lot. I have a friend that had the head/chest congestion and still 2 months later has the cough. Then there is that FLU that is so wicked. Like I have said before, I don't see how yo do the teaching that you do. I would probably wrap my hands around a teens throat and squeeze!!!

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    1. This class was pretty good. Some days are easier than others.

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  5. I would have had the same response as that student if I was in a math class and the phrase "intelligence test" came up. Regardless of the time of day. Glad they caught on.

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  6. Kid has gotta sense of humor, I'll give him/her that!

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    1. Yeah, most of them do. It's just a matter of tapping into it.

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  7. Kind of a common sense intelligence test. Nice that almost all of them passed.

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  8. Yay for only one not getting it :)

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  9. So much sickness still going around here in upstate New York; someone in my department just came back after being out a week. My husband was a bit under the weather, too. What a winter this has been, everywhere... Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. On the one hand it sucks because I caught it. On the other, I'm a sub, and it keeps me in assignments ;)

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  10. I've been reading about all these clod going around. Glad you are better now.

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  11. As a kid, “intelligence” test would’ve made me panic inside a little. lol

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    1. Yeah, it might have been a poor choice of words. But 7:30 AM. I'm not great at the words-stringing-together at 7:30 AM.

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  12. That is a lot of papers. Oy. And so early in the morning for that kind of thing.

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  13. There has been a lot of sickness going around with patients and employees at the pharmacy I work at. The flu has been terrible this year! Glad you're starting to feel better :)

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  14. Lol. Kids can be awesome. I love that comment. Glad they all (but one) passed!

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    1. Some days they're great to be around.

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  15. Hope you keep feeling better. My health improved exponentially once I graduated school. Ugh...

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    1. LOL. Beginning subbing is a detriment to health. One catches everything that's floating around. But eventually, an immunity is built up.

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  16. Hi Liz - oh well done ... and glad they all (- 1) cottoned on to the assignment ... and am glad the cold has improved - cheers Hilary

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  17. Only 1-that's a record! Glad you are finally feeling a bit better

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    1. Some classes are brighter than others.

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  18. I did about ten sets of 25 photocopies on Friday and accidentally left them in the staffroom. I chose the most sensible boy to wait outside the staff room and wait for a teacher to come out to collect them for me. When he arrived back in the classroom he said, "Sorry, Miss. I tripped and dropped them all and they might be a bit mixed up." They were. Practical intellegence test eh?

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    1. Oi! That had to have sucked. This is why you send the boy who's all fidgety and needs to move. He's more motivated to do a good job so you send him on more errands.

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  19. Glad you're feeling better. Math, especially first thing in the morning, seems like a horrible start to going back to work, though.

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    1. Nah. I like math. I'm good with the math part first thing in the morning. Not so much the first thing in the morning part.

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