Yesterday in Year 10 Geography, in answer to the question:
"Name two of our country's worst bushfire disasters."
one of my little friends had written...............
(don't ask...I have NO idea)
Yesterday: in answer to a question in the Year 9 Maths exam
"Is the data symmetrically distributed, positively or negatively skewed?"
one of my testosterone driven lads had written..........
(I suspect he did it on purpose. I gave him half a mark for getting the 'positively' bit correct >:-)
Today: in the Year 8's first exam, I announced that they had 10 minutes 'reading time' and sat back. After a few moments one of the boys put his hand up.
"Errrr....what are we supposed to read?" he enquired.
I refrained from the bitingly sarcastic "Shall I get you a magazine?" which sprang to my lips and indicated his test paper but before I could recover from the complete stupidity of this question, I noticed one of the other boys sitting staring into space.
"What are you doing?" I whispered in his ear, "you're meant to be reading."
He smiled vacantly and whispered back apologetically,
"Oh well, I didn't actually bring anything to read."
We assume so much.