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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5620 on: May 26, 2017, 01:14:08 PM »
Sometimes I f*%king hate this job because kids can really be assholes. True little assholes. Aaaargghhh
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5621 on: May 26, 2017, 01:26:27 PM »
I've been asked to make a reading test for my Gr.3's (elementary). I can only use vocabularly from one lesson chapter. I make the test and show it to my CT's.  They claim the words "up" and "down" are too difficult and ask me to remake the test using nouns.  So I remake the test with "book", "melon" etc.  Again, too difficult.  I ask if they want me to just use the letters and make it more of a phonics quiz.  Nope, that's not allowed because the curriculum demands a reading test.
Somehow I have to make a reading test that doesn't use any words. :cry:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5622 on: May 26, 2017, 01:31:59 PM »
I've been asked to make a reading test for my Gr.3's (elementary). I can only use vocabularly from one lesson chapter. I make the test and show it to my CT's.  They claim the words "up" and "down" are too difficult and ask me to remake the test using nouns.  So I remake the test with "book", "melon" etc.  Again, too difficult.  I ask if they want me to just use the letters and make it more of a phonics quiz.  Nope, that's not allowed because the curriculum demands a reading test.
Somehow I have to make a reading test that doesn't use any words. :cry:

I feel for you.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5623 on: May 26, 2017, 01:45:38 PM »
1-1 Sens vs Penguins. Go Sens.

Pittsburgh gets a power play with 8 mins left. They score.

2-1 Penguins.

There's 6 mins left now.

Ugh.

now 2-2 in OT!

I feel very conflicted cheering for the Sens.

I had a window on my second monitor during class just showing me the NHL homepage. The page refreshes every 30 seconds or so. Very stressful class. ahahahha

And............. It's over. Another year without the cup in Canada.  Hey who knows, maybe PK will bring the cup to Montreal when he wins.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5624 on: May 26, 2017, 02:49:34 PM »
I've been asked to make a reading test for my Gr.3's (elementary). I can only use vocabularly from one lesson chapter. I make the test and show it to my CT's.  They claim the words "up" and "down" are too difficult and ask me to remake the test using nouns.  So I remake the test with "book", "melon" etc.  Again, too difficult.  I ask if they want me to just use the letters and make it more of a phonics quiz.  Nope, that's not allowed because the curriculum demands a reading test.
Somehow I have to make a reading test that doesn't use any words. :cry:

I feel for you.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5625 on: May 26, 2017, 02:53:30 PM »
I've been asked to make a reading test for my Gr.3's (elementary). I can only use vocabularly from one lesson chapter. I make the test and show it to my CT's.  They claim the words "up" and "down" are too difficult and ask me to remake the test using nouns.  So I remake the test with "book", "melon" etc.  Again, too difficult.  I ask if they want me to just use the letters and make it more of a phonics quiz.  Nope, that's not allowed because the curriculum demands a reading test.
Somehow I have to make a reading test that doesn't use any words. :cry:

I feel for you.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5626 on: May 26, 2017, 03:01:44 PM »
***Public service announcement*** We are approaching page 300 on this thread, which is, I believe close to the upper limit allotted for thread lengths. Screen cap everything if you want to preserve other people's misery for posterity, 'cause it may all vanish soon just like its previous iterations!

Like all the best apocalyptic prophecies, this one was ahead of its time. Perhaps 500 pages, then?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5627 on: May 26, 2017, 03:24:48 PM »
I've been asked to make a reading test for my Gr.3's (elementary). I can only use vocabularly from one lesson chapter. I make the test and show it to my CT's.  They claim the words "up" and "down" are too difficult and ask me to remake the test using nouns.  So I remake the test with "book", "melon" etc.  Again, too difficult.  I ask if they want me to just use the letters and make it more of a phonics quiz.  Nope, that's not allowed because the curriculum demands a reading test.
Somehow I have to make a reading test that doesn't use any words.
:cry:
I feel for you.

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***Public service announcement*** We are approaching page 300 on this thread, which is, I believe close to the upper limit allotted for thread lengths. Screen cap everything if you want to preserve other people's misery for posterity, 'cause it may all vanish soon just like its previous iterations!
Like all the best apocalyptic prophecies, this one was ahead of it's time. Perhaps 500 pages, then?
Obviously I was, uh, using the base 12 system of counting. Because of my Mayan ancestry. 300, in your Western (and clearly inferior) method of counting would be 432 (3*12*12)



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Rest assured that the floor is probably cleaner than a lot of other things you've touched.
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It wasn't so long ago you openly complained that their was no function for this feat on Waygook. I wonder how you finally cracked the code.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5628 on: May 30, 2017, 07:16:31 AM »
High of 92 today and the AC still isn't going to be turned on. I am coping with an ice pack down my pants.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5629 on: May 30, 2017, 07:25:45 AM »
High of 92 today and the AC still isn't going to be turned on. I am coping with an ice pack down my pants.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5630 on: May 30, 2017, 08:28:54 AM »
***Public service announcement*** We are approaching page 300 on this thread, which is, I believe close to the upper limit allotted for thread lengths. Screen cap everything if you want to preserve other people's misery for posterity, 'cause it may all vanish soon just like its previous iterations!
Like all the best apocalyptic prophecies, this one was ahead of it's time. Perhaps 500 pages, then?
Obviously I was, uh, using the base 12 system of counting. Because of my Mayan ancestry. 300, in your Western (and clearly inferior) method of counting would be 432 (3*12*12)

IIRC the last thread died because the OP deleted her account. If OP deletes their account, then every thread OP created will also be deleted. As for the limit on how many pages a thread can reach, I have not a clue.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5631 on: May 30, 2017, 08:59:19 AM »

High of 92 today


Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5632 on: May 30, 2017, 09:02:40 AM »
***Public service announcement*** We are approaching page 300 on this thread, which is, I believe close to the upper limit allotted for thread lengths. Screen cap everything if you want to preserve other people's misery for posterity, 'cause it may all vanish soon just like its previous iterations!
Like all the best apocalyptic prophecies, this one was ahead of it's time. Perhaps 500 pages, then?
Obviously I was, uh, using the base 12 system of counting. Because of my Mayan ancestry. 300, in your Western (and clearly inferior) method of counting would be 432 (3*12*12)

IIRC the last thread died because the OP deleted her account. If OP deletes their account, then every thread OP created will also be deleted. As for the limit on how many pages a thread can reach, I have not a clue.

There you have it. MODs confirm that I am not unequivocally wrong!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5633 on: May 30, 2017, 09:20:02 AM »
I've been asked to make a reading test for my Gr.3's (elementary). I can only use vocabularly from one lesson chapter. I make the test and show it to my CT's.  They claim the words "up" and "down" are too difficult and ask me to remake the test using nouns.  So I remake the test with "book", "melon" etc.  Again, too difficult.  I ask if they want me to just use the letters and make it more of a phonics quiz.  Nope, that's not allowed because the curriculum demands a reading test.
Somehow I have to make a reading test that doesn't use any words. :cry:

I wanted to reply to this but then the forum broke. I've attached an example of a ten minute test my CT did with the students. I think this is what your CTs might be looking for.  Although my CT did comment it might be too difficult a test because the grade 3s can't read....

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5634 on: May 30, 2017, 10:03:48 AM »

High of 92 today


Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

It's habit for me unfortunately, didn't mean to swing my star-spangled wang in anyone's face. I am not proud.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5635 on: May 30, 2017, 10:34:23 AM »

High of 92 today


Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

It's habit for me unfortunately, didn't mean to swing my star-spangled wang in anyone's face. I am not proud.

It wasn't really directed at you, it just set me off.  I don't hold it against you, it's what you were taught from year dot so it's understandable.  Sorry.  It's the system in general I was going off at.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5636 on: May 30, 2017, 11:38:38 AM »
Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

I'm sorry.
I'm an American. I can't hear you. You'll have to speak up and lose the accent.

92^F is a little over 33^C, buy the way. And despite my stubborn and imperious (i.e. American) proclivities, I'd be in favor of switching to metric just for the sake of never having to spell Fairenhite ever again.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5637 on: May 30, 2017, 11:52:29 AM »
Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

I'm sorry.
I'm an American. I can't hear you. You'll have to speak up and lose the accent.

92^F is a little over 33^C, buy the way. And despite my stubborn and imperious (i.e. American) proclivities, I'd be in favor of switching to metric just for the sake of never having to spell Fairenhite ever again.
Is "buy the way" also an Americanism? 
Kapitalist pigs! >:(

Also, I wouldn't call Hite fair.
Or even mediocre.
Although it *is* better than Cass. (discuss)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5638 on: May 30, 2017, 12:49:55 PM »

High of 92 today


Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

It's habit for me unfortunately, didn't mean to swing my star-spangled wang in anyone's face. I am not proud.

I can't help but prefer fahrenheit when talking about hot temps. its' so satisfying to say 90-100 degrees when you're sweating your balls off.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5639 on: May 30, 2017, 12:51:36 PM »