Friday, March 13, 2020

Pop Quiz


The freshman geography teacher was out Monday through Thursday. My last day with them, they had a quiz.

On Monday, I passed out the main assignment, a map of the U.S. and Canada. I informed them that there would be a quiz on Thursday.

On Tuesday, I reiterated the instructions for the map. I reminded them of the due date. I again announced the quiz, even mentioning it as they packed up at the end of each period.

On Wednesday most finished the map. They had an essay, also due Thursday, to then work on. Oh, you should have heard them whine when I pointed out that yes, all the Canadian provinces needed to be labeled (and were fair game for the quiz).

At the beginning and the end of the period, I reminded them of the quiz that was tomorrow.

Thursday. First period...

Me: "Everybody ready for the quiz!?!"

Them: "Quiz? What quiz? You never told us we were having a quiz..."


Freshmen... If they weren't listening, it's not my problem, is it?

20 comments:

  1. Sounds a bit like what i deal with. "You never told me to change banks!"

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    1. I think some of these kiddos grow up to be your customers.

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  2. I don't think I know all the provinces, to be honest. Of course, if I knew that there were to be a test on them, then I would. :)

    Starting next week, all schools in the SFUSD will be closed for three weeks. Have you heard anything about closures in your district?

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    1. They needed to know British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. I really don't think those three are unreasonable. And yes, there were stars by the things on the map they would be tested on, so it shouldn't have been a surprise.

      When you wrote this comment, I had no info on school closure. When I got home today, I got notification that we're closed for two weeks. Sigh.

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  3. Maybe you should have texted that to them...

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  4. Pop quiz, hot shot.

    I'm sure they all heard you. They just wanted to try to get out of it.

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  5. Even if you tattooed reminders on their bodies they probably still would give that same question about not knowing there was a quiz.

    betty

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  6. I know some husbands like that.

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  7. Omgosh. Sounds like my kids when they were little. Nobody listened until I raised my voice and then they were all like, "Geez Mom you don't have to yell.." I always told them, "Apparently I do otherwise nothing gets done. You all taught me that." - Definitely not your fault in the least.

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    1. And then they give you attitude. "Gee, you don't have to be all like that..." It's amazing that some of them live to see adulthood sometimes.

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  8. Always, at least one in the crowd.

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  10. Wow. You did your due diligence. It wasn't even a POP quiz!

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    1. Nope, but they thought it was. I try to make my titles interesting. I don't succeed as much as I'd like.

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