During the summer between my junior and senior years of high school, I took my SATs on a very early Saturday morning. The only thing I remember was taking naps in between each test. Not a good sign that I was actually concentrating on what I was doing. Especially the verbal part. I not so good with words. I not so good with writing too. I not good with vocabulary. And talk about those analogies. I really hated analogies. I don't care what drinking is to beer as swimming is to what?
Maddie, who is getting ready to go into the third grade, is already doing analogies in her daily homework. And that's good, I suppose. She also has spelling/vocabulary lists every week and I usually know what all of her words mean. BECAUSE SHE'S IN THE SECOND GRADE. But a few months ago, she came home and said, "Mommy, I'm going to make igneous matter in the microwave."
Huh? Wha- matter?
So I just said, "Oh. OK. Just don't blow up the microwave." and slowly slid into my office where I found out what igneous meant.
And then I did a layout about it:
I got my SAT test scores back in a few months. Let's just say that my math scores bumped me up into being able to get into a nice state school.
Speaking of all this high school stuff, my 20 year reunion is tomorrow. I will probably have a post early next week about it. But in the meantime, you can gaze upon this little gem I found at my parent's house.
Ah yes, the lean-on-some-hay pose. A classic in senior poses. And what's up with the over-sized shirt and yellow shoes? Who wears yellow shoes?!
Have a great weekend everyone!