Tuesday, March 01, 2005

And at night the dust bunnies came out and ate you...

I took a risk today and gave my students the essay part of their twenties and thirties unit exam. This was in spite of the fact that due to the snow I had not seen them since last Wednesday and today's class periods were shortened because of a delayed start. I expected lots of whining and poor test grades, but overall they have been good.

Reading essays always allows you to pick up on miscommunication and sometimes it's quite funny. Here's an example from first period:

"You might think farmers did not suffer during the depression since they grew their own food, but they suffered a lot. There was a great drought in the plains and big dust balls became a huge problem."