I'm tired. We've been ordered from up on high to stop teaching our content now and ONLY prepare for the TAKS test that's to be given in 2 weeks. Blach. Can I tell you how excited the kids are to be reviewing for a whole 2 weeks for this state exam? .... I'm trying to make it palatable by doing probability and hands-on types of activities, but it's only been 4 days, and I'm tired ..... or maybe I'm tired because I haven't been getting my normal 8 hours of sleep a night. Hmmmmm, correlation/coincidence?
A funny thing: One of the days, I had the kids do something with a partner, and they were to turn in only one paper for the 2 of them. We did the activity and then it was over and we were milling around, and one of my students comes up to me to ask an English-type question: "Miss, is it 'perpare'?" ... "No," I say, "it's prepare: p.r.e.p.a.r.e.". ...... "No, miss, is it perpare?" .... "no it's spelled p.r.e". .... this went on for a bit, and we are both looking at each other like the other person is slow. Then it dawns on me, and I start laughing and answer, "yes, it's per pair".