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Well, the students actually laughed at the "facepaw" image I posted about their quiz scores.

Until, of course, they saw their quizzes. Then the whining... oh, Lord, the whining.

Student1: Hey, this comment wasn't nice.
Me: What comment?
St1: You wrote "Sadly, no" on my quiz.
Me: Well, you were wrong, and that should make you sad.
St2: Okay, that probably isn't a word.
Me: (Looking at the quiz) No, "couka" is not a word.
St2: But if it was a word, it would have that sound in it.
Me: If I wanted words in useless, made up languages, I would have had you give me examples in Klingon.
St3: This isn't funny.
Me: What isn't funny?
St3: The comment you wrote on my quiz.
Me: Read it out loud.
St3: "For future reference, when you take a quiz, you should use a pencil. There is so much stuff blacked out and scratched over here that it looks like a classified document."
*The class laughs*
St3: That's just mean. And I can't help it.
Me: Yes, you can. USE A PENCIL.
St4: When you use all capital letters, it feels like you're yelling at us.
Me: That's because when I use capital letters, I *AM* yelling at you.
St5: So this quiz was so bad, it won't count.
Me: Alas, no.
St6: How about extra credit?
Me: That's not happening either.
St7: We can re-take it, right? I need to re-take this.
Me: That's adorable.
St7: So, I can do that?
Me: Oh, no, not at all. I just think it's adorable that you believe you deserve a do-over on information that you've had an entire month to learn.
St7: How am I supposed to get an A in this class?
St8: Yeah, I thought this class would be a blow-off.
Me: You want an A? Earn it. Moving on...

From there, by request, I did a review of the vowel sounds.

Then we talked about next week's recording, Hiawatha. They all get a piece of it then they have to find photos that match the themes and turn it into a video. After that, I take all the videos and edit them together, which we'll watch in class.

This poem has such radically unfamiliar language in it, that they're already a little scared of it.

Finally, we did this week's recordings: various early American speeches. The words "tumultuous" and "bequeathed" seemed to be giving people fits. I'll see when I correct them on Monday. (I didn't have time today.)
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