Thursday, April 19, 2007

Marking fun

Today I started marking exam papers for the very first time. Oh my sainted aunt. There has to be something that disconnects the brain from reality when confronted with an exam paper. If only they used common sense. And just THOUGHT!!! Sigh. The powers that be decided that I didn't know the kids well enough to say who should do higher tier and who should not, and altered my lists. I was right. They were wrong. In a very evident way. But I am really proud of them all, because they know a great deal more than I thought they did.

One question required an answer and a reason for the answer, and the wonderful (wrong) reason was "because my teacher told me it was done this way". Yes. Well. Hmmmmm. Not that I recall. Nice try, though!


Linda said...

"oh my sainted aunt" - I just love Linds!! It sounds like you're doing a good job. I don't understand why they won't listen to you. I think perhaps they will next time:-)
Have a good weekend. I hope you're feeling and hearing better.

Linda said...

What I meant to say was I just love IT Linds. It's late. I should probably get some sleep.

Crystal said...

Ah, the dreaded marking cycle! You have my sympathy! Hope you get it all done so you can enjoy the weekend!

Penless Thoughts said...

"Oh my sainted aunt"! Loved that. Never heard that before. Is that very British? I just know you have to be a wonderful teacher.
Did you hear that? hehe

Susie said...

I also love that expression "my sainted aunt" We had an Irish friend who used to refer to "her sainted mother" but as an expression of adoration.
Get those papers graded so you can enjoy the weekend..

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by today - I am off to pack for the trip to Georgia. But I wanted to let you know that Kev and I finished Part VII just in time.

Have a blessed week-end!