For instance, we took a math test today about place value and decimals. One of the questions asked, "Which is greater, 0.7 or 0.07? Explain." My favorite answers were:
- "0.07 because it has more numbers."(Ugh. I seriously went over this like 8,000,000 TIMES!)
- "They both are the same except one just has another zero." (Then they're not the same!!!)
Then, I was checking the spelling tests... one of the words was 'spelling' which, thankfully, most of the kids spelled right. On one student's paper, the word spelling was spelled correctly, and then at the bottom was a huge "title" for the page that said "SEPPING TEST :)" Hmmmm. Not sure what to do with that one.. except show you proof.
|See the correctly spelled word at number 5.. then see the HUGE incorrect spelling at the bottom!|
They keep me guessing, that's for sure. And, the best part is, it's not something that only happens at the beginning of the year... My mom recently forwarded me an email I had sent to my family at the very end of the last school year. We were studying ecosystems and the students' answers were so ridiculous I had to share them with someone! Upon reading them again, I thought they were worthy of posting here.
Question: How will the owl be affected if the population of rabbits suddenly decrease?
- "Fly away."
- "There will not be a lot of light."
- "He will be mega hungry."
- "I will not have anything to eat."
- "By dying."
Question: What is the niche of the worm shown in this food web?
Haha. Somewhat discouraging because it makes me wonder if they EVER listen to anything I say, but all too hilarious to really care too much!