October 03, 2006

Highly Amusing

In class this week, Hubby had his students watch a movie and answer some questions based on the film.  It was immediately apparent that most of them had been too busy goofing off, working on other stuff, or chatting to pay attention to the video. In fact, less than 1/3 of them turned in the answers at the end of class.

So hubby had a pop quiz today.  The first four questions came directly from the movie questions.  Question number 5 was: "Why do you think we are having a pop quiz today?"

One kid raises he hand and asks "Are we taking this because everyone was talking and you warned us we'd have a quiz?"

Hubby answered in the affirmative.

Then another kid asked "so what is question 5 about?"  and then his friend says "Didn't you just hear [first dude] answer that already?"

Posted by caltechgirl at October 3, 2006 09:16 PM | TrackBack

Kids will be kids, maybe?

Posted by: Tink at October 4, 2006 06:10 AM

I had a teacher in 8th grade that use to say jr high kids should be sent to another planet for those two year.

Looking back, he's probably right.

Posted by: KG at October 4, 2006 09:28 AM

*rolls eyes*

Posted by: Dana at October 4, 2006 02:14 PM

What movie was it? If you say The Day After Tomorrow I am never reading this blog again!

Posted by: Mark at October 4, 2006 06:28 PM

yeah, that's about par for the course. I have a Youth Group of kids that age and they are sooooo distractable. I give spoken "pop quizzes" at the end of the lessons and some weeks go home thinking "I should just quit; they're not learning THING ONE from me."

I mean, seriously: I could ask the question, "Who did the Bible say is the Son of God" and I'd get blank stares some weeks.

Posted by: ricki at October 5, 2006 06:05 AM

Ahhh to be young and stupid again... ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at October 5, 2006 07:04 AM

When I was doing my student teaching, I had a crew of 8th graders in for detention. I wrote something on the board and had them write it a gazillion times for punishment... something about knowing that their behavior in math class was inappropriate & knowing how to correct it next time. After writing it half a gazillion times, one boy piped up "Hey, I have it memorized by now!" D'OH!

Posted by: Marie at October 5, 2006 07:34 AM

Well, maybe they have actually *learned* something today... Or not....

Posted by: Richmond at October 5, 2006 03:48 PM