November 10, 2009

Breaking Bread

Always one to look for the silver lining... we have this.

Bones received a 2 out of 6 on his last OPEN book Religion test, which is progress since the last one he made a 0 out of 6. It appears he just KNEW he knew the answers to the other 4, so he never looked them up. He looked up only 2... the one's he got right.

My husband is about to stroke. He keeps saying to me, "I don't GET IT. I.DO.NOT.GET.IT. When is he going to learn that in an open book test he is supposed to LOOK UP the answer and NEVER expect he knows it. WHEN?"

To which I replied as I continued to read, "Never. This is the kid for two years would say, "We're going to win this time, Mom!" as the elevator doors closed at your office and his brothers raced him down the stairs. We took the elevator every time, they took the stairs. Every time we lost. We did it what... 30? 40 times? And even that 30th time he said, "We're going to win this time, Mom!" He's never going to learn..."

We just keep repeating it.

Bones, however, was excited. We're on an upward trend and he truly had good answers, even if they were wrong.

Bones said, "And you know what? Mrs. P could TELL I looked up those two answers I got right. I quoted them right out of the book!"


My husband held back as he said through clenched teeth, "YES. You were SUPPOSED to look them up in the book. It's an OPEN book test!"

I replied, "Hey. Let me see your test..."

I perused it, and found the question, "What did the breaking of the bread at the Last Supper mean?"

Bones got it wrong, but said, 'Jesus was the bread of life'.

I was impressed. It sounded good.

I looked at him and said, "It's not the right answer, but I'm happy to see you didn't say, "Because Jesus was hungry."

From the other side of the room I heard my husband mutter, "THANK.GOD."


Silver lining. Jesus wasn't hungry.

Posted by Boudicca at November 10, 2009 10:00 PM

He was paying more attention and working harder so he knew the answer. It does not make any sense to look up an answer when you KNOW it. I am just glad I didnt have Religion as a class until high school (even then it was a disaster at times).

Posted by: Web at November 11, 2009 07:32 AM

Web- Other than the open book tests, he is doing AWESOME. We are really really studying, constantly rereading, and mostly talking about every topic. He's getting As on all regular tests. We just have to convince him to look for all the answers during open book tests!

Posted by: Bou at November 11, 2009 08:10 AM

Hahahaha!! :) I love it!! Of course I am forever looking for silver linings too...

Posted by: Richmond at November 11, 2009 08:29 AM

What did the breaking of the bread at the Last Supper mean?
It meant the bread was stale. Ha ha ha ha!

Posted by: Angus of Jura at November 11, 2009 09:09 AM

As a teacher, I think of this:

and this:

Posted by: Mrs. Who at November 11, 2009 11:19 AM

I still think with an imagination like his, he must be good at writing!

Posted by: PeggyU at November 11, 2009 12:08 PM

Dad- NICE. Don't give him any ideas. We need him to pass this class!

Mrs. Who, please tell me you have those in poster size in your classroom!

Peggy- I think time will tell. They don't do a lot of writing in his school. He's a funny little guy.

Posted by: Bou at November 11, 2009 10:27 PM