Professor Picanumba

Every Friday is test day. And like everything in my class, there’s a routine. First: They record their warm up scores, squiggles on handouts, and extra credit for the week in a form at the top of the test. Like this: Test 8. Name:                                                                       Date:                        Period: Sentence Combining:___/10   Spelling Crossword: ___/10 […]

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Scrape that Mucus Off Your Brain. (Also: Now I’m the Straight Man.)

Science “lesson” today. It’s Friday, so that means the weekly test, the suspense over whether they will score the 28/40 necessary to avoid the dreaded SSI (when the results were displayed today, one girl who made the cut did about as much dancing as one could do while still remaining seated), and best of all, […]

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Lines of the Week (Sandwiches and Spanking?)

Just a few choice seventh grade lines, sort of Art Linkletter stylie. From Wednesday’s vocabulary pretest: 1. The sub was slow to realize when something was ____; he thought everything was fine.  a) forlorn  b) amiss  c) apathetic  d) earnest  e) crestfallen Now I’ve used this one before, and I can’t remember anyone not knowing […]

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