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  1. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    I gave my 3 honors classes tests on Thursday. It was one of those days-- I had to leave school early to hit TWO doctor's appointments,and things were kind of crazy. So I did some grading in the parking lot before the first appointment, in the waiting room (FOR AN HOUR) before the second appointment, and in homeroom on Friday morning. I like to get tests back the next day if possible, and had no problem doing that. But my grading was done kind of all over the place.

    You guessed it. I handed back 6th period's tests. On the way out, one of my kids mentioned that I had made a 2 point errror on her test. I went to correct it in my grade book, and realized that I had forgotten to record the grades for that class.:eek:

    I put in a PM announcement asking 6th period to stop by my room on their way out. About 2/3 of the kids remembered. (The rest, I'm assuming, were too excited about Halloween and forgot. I'll get them in class on Monday.)

    Anyone who has lost the test can take a makeup. No big deal.

    But what a dumb mistake. I HATE when I do things like that!
     
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  3. catsos2

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    Geez, can you just count the ones that come back? Or not count this test as a grade?
     
  4. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Oh, they'll all get their tests back to me. They're good kids. And I need to count the test; it's not fair to all the kids who were good enough to stop by and show me grades, even bad ones.

    It's just such a dumb mistake! After 23 years of doing this, wouldn't you think I would learn to pay attention to what I'm doing???
     
  5. Mrs. R.

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    Well it's not like you didn't have anything else on your mind! Of course you made a mistake. I'll bet your kids understand. Think about it....you give them chances to make mistakes, such as with your homework policy (which by the way I have tweaked a bit to make mine); they'll probably think this is YOUR chance to make a mistake! :)
     
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    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Oh, I make plenty of mistakes! And I joke about it and move on, just as I will with this one.

    For them it's a non-event.

    For me it's one of those "What was I THINKING???" moments.
     
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    Ah, that stinks. But at least you caught the mistake quickly and were able to already get most of them back. Like Mrs. R said, everyone makes mistakes - and you're certainly entitled to yours! :)
     
  8. MrsTeacher2Be

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    Oh my gosh Alice, I did the same freaking thing with my 4th block this week! Most everyone did horribly on the test so I retaught and retested, so maybe I'll just count the second test grade. I highly doubt all of my kids will bring their tests back, they are SO unbelievably unorganized! UGH.
     
  9. Brendan

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    Alice, I did the same thing. I gave my kids the wrong DBQ yesterday, I couldn't find the other one I wanted to give and this one was too difficult for them to complete and to be honest wasn't a topic that is extremely important. So I'll be curving their scores becasue it was my mistake.
     
  10. ChristyF

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    Ahhh the beauty of elementary teaching where the papers go home in a folder and are returned the next day! :) When I do this sort of thing (I haven't done the whole class, but I have done a make-up or two.) I am able to pick up the stack the next day and get the grade off it.
     
  11. sue35

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    I have done the same thing. I have also just plain lost tests. And I didn't have nearly as good of an excuse as you did! But I know the feeling. At least you have good kids so you can get the tests back:)
     

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