Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Student Interviews

As promised, I have interviewed several home school students. Here is what they had to say!

Linda: Hannah, you just moved here from another state. How does ITBS compare to other standardized tests you have taken?

Hannah: Well, in the other test we only had a separate answer sheet for science. The reading and language and spelling were all part of one test.

Linda: What are you reading today?

Hannah:
The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan, for the 5th time!

Linda: Alexis, you have been taking this test for quite a few years, what advice would you give to the younger students?

Alexis: Don't get nervous, or you won't be able to sleep. Relax. Bring suduko puzzles to keep your mind busy when you are done with a test.

Linda: Do you have a favorite subject?

Alexis: Yes, math.

L: What are you reading this week?

Alexis:
Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It's ok, but hard to read. Definitely don't try reading it right before you go to bed! It has a lot of difficult words.

L: Caleb, what do you enjoy the most and the least about ITBS week?

Caleb: Best is spelling and worst is punctuation. (Seems many children don't like punctuation, at least in our group!)

L: What are you reading?

Caleb:
The Happy Hollisters

L: Mitchell, which test do you think is the hardest?

Mitchell: Spelling


L: What will you do this afternoon?

Mitchell: Go home and take a nap.

L: Are you reading a good book?

Mitchell:
The Rise of the Wyrm Lord by Wayne Thomas Betson. It is part of a series and I think the author was inspired by C. S. Lewis. (Mitchell is using a dollar bill as a bookmark this week!)

Here are some other books that students are reading this week:
  • Nick; The Gentleman Outlaw and Me
  • Josiah; Left Behind (kids series)
  • Christian; listening to the audio book, In Freedom's Cause, by G. A. Henty
  • Tiffany; Encyclopeia Brown, by Donald J. Sobol
  • Heather; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C. S. Lewis


1 comment:

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