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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


William Sharkspear: To Bite or Not to Bite!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Please Excuse Tyler...

This one was too good to pass up!

Native American Ascots?

Thanks to Michael for this excellent story:

It's been a few years, so I don't have the essay any more, but once I had an essay test where I was given an essay question "Do you think it's right to use native americans as ascots?" (the test meant to say "Mascots"). It was april fools day and I was feeling pretty cheeky, so I wrote a paragraph to the effect of "No, because Native Americans aren't made of cloth and they'd probably be very uncomfortable". I wrote my real answer on the next page, but before I turned it in I showed my fake answer to my teacher. You should have seen him; until I showed him that I actually did answer the question, he was absolutely furious at me. But once he learned it was just a joke, he took it in good stride.

If I remember, I think I got an "A" on that test.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Cooking with Mondays

Write the word,
1. I drink rat.
2. I wash in water.
3. Mom cooks with Monday.

I used to love it when my mom would cook with Monday!

Also, "Cooking with Mondays" would be a great name for a hipster band!

Thanks Samantha!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Clouds are made of...

Clouds are made of: Fluffy Pillow

I don't see the problem here- Oh I see, the student should have written Fluffy Pillows

Thanks Samantha and keep them coming!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

There are bats and then there are bats

Samantha writes:
the Bats one is especially humorous... it might take you a second, but think about the problem from inside the head of a 6 year old English Language Learner...

Thanks Samantha, it did take me a second, but only because my head works like a 6 year old. I thought, why are there bats in the bucket with a baseball, and why don't they just fly away?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Kamehameha Wave

Extra credit: Knowing a Kamehameha wave travels at half the speed of light, and that 1 light-minute equals 1/10 of an AU, how long would it take for the blast to reach the sun?
Goku can fly, so the time depends on how far he is from the sun. Also, he protects the Earth, so he'd never destroy the sun.

R. Cali writes:
Seems like I underestimated one of my student's ingenuity!

Thanks R. Cali!