Interstellar Adventures

October 16, 2006

Something Doesn’t Add Up

Filed under: Elle & Zed — by InterstellarLass @ 11:51 pm

I got two of Zed’s progress reports today. Social Studies was very good. A 95 average. Excellent.

But what’s this? A 77 in Honors Math? Unacceptable. Math is Zed’s forte! He’s in Honors Math for a reason! He was on the Math Team for a reason! What is up with this???

Major grades count 75%. Daily work counts 25% toward the average. He has one 0 (zero) to make up from when he was sick last week, and his daily work average will be a 100. I’m fine with that. The problem is the major grades. A 45, a 50 and a 66 bring that average down fast. And the 66 was sent home last week for a signature. Except I didn’t get to see it. It was hidden from me. Grrr.

All three of these failing grades can be corrected to bring each grade to a 70. If he brings each of those to a 70, and brings his daily average to 100, he can bring his average to an 86 immediately. For now, I’ve taken all electronic apparatuses (computer and Gameboy) away from him. I’ve asked that he bring his grade to a minimum of a 90 on his report card two and a half weeks from now. I think that’s do-able from an 86. Otherwise, I hold on to said electronic apparatuses until the next set of progress reports.

And the thing that ticked me off the most? I finally saw the 66 test. The mistakes he made were careless and rushed. The biggest thing? He didn’t show his work. But that’s not why he was dinged. He just plain got the answer wrong. How can I tell where he made a mistake in his formula if I can’t see his work? And that’s where the majority of his errors were. Guesses. Bad logic thought out in his head. From now on I want to see it on paper. Thought process required!

And to think. I haven’t yet received the current Science and English/Literature progress reports.

Double the Fun

Filed under: Memes & Quizzes — by InterstellarLass @ 8:00 am

The Womanmoose saved me! I had nothing, zero, nil, zilch, nada to write today. And now, thanks to her, I have a lovely meme to share with you.

Two Names You Go By:
1. Mom/Mommy…
2. Lass…

Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now:
1. Shoes
2. Earrings

Two Things You Would Want HAVE in a Relationship:

1. Love
2. Humor

Two of Your Favorite Things to do:
1. Cook
2. Kiss Nick

Two Things You Want Very Badly At The Moment:
1. To win the lottery
2. New flooring for my entire house

Two pets you had/have:
1. Wrigley
2. Tori

Two people who will fill this out:
1. Maybe Jolynn
2. Maybe KaraMia

Two things you did last night:
1. Watched football
2. Watched the DVR-recorded re-run of Project Runway Season Finale Part 1. Jeffery rocks! I hate that bitch Laura. She’s a whiner.

Two things you ate today:
1. Coffee
2. Ummm…I will eat oatmeal soon.

Two people you Last Talked To:
1. Nick…
2. Zed…

Two Things You’re doing tomorrow:
1. Working…
2. Taking Elle to soccer practice, if it’s not rained out…

Two longest car rides:
1. Dallas to Harwich, MA…. (up in Cape Cod)
2. Dallas to Orlando… (the Florida Panhandle is hell)

Two Favorite Holidays:

1. Christmas…
2. Thanksgiving…

Two favorite Alcoholic beverages:

1. Frangelico
2. Shiner Bock

Two Favorite Cities:
1. London
2. New York (just to visit)

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