Last Wednesday was my students English exam. I am used to not sleeping a day before their exam, can you believe that!! I worry about each one of them and the hallucinations take over the place!
I know my girls very well so I was thinking about every individual of them, the grade they will get, will they be disappointed after the exam or have a cheerful smile drawn on their faces!
I gave them a class before the exam and set them free 30 minutes earlier so that they can review. I explained to them a new type of writing which is called “Narrative Writing”. They njoyed it since girls usually like descriptive writings that get them inside the story and make them feel, touch, see and listen the characters themselves.
It was a story of a guy who was watching a movie at the theater and was heading home after. when he was going to take the elevator to reach his apartment, he noticed a blond guy behind him hiding his face and walking quickly. The man suspected him but thought it’s the effect of the horror movie he has just watched.
He reached his floor and started heading towards his apartment when he noticed a pool of blood in front of his neighbor’s apartment. He freaked out and started moving backward. He could have jumped a foot when a hand touched his shoulders. Before he turned to see who is it, he started linking the blond guy who has hiding his face to the pool of blood!! “It was the killer, he must have killed Mrs.Manz my neighbor he said,”!!
He gathered his strength up and turned. His face became blue, it was Mrs.Manz.!! “You didn’t step into the tomato sauce, did you,”? ” I was carrying my sister’s homemade tomato sauce when the elevator stopped all of a sudden and then I dropped it,”!!
The girls went out lauging and their yellow faces turned into red because they laughed so hard at their wild imagination and the idea of the serious killer they saw in the story!!
The class was over but before they left I said “Girls, if you didn’t get high marks, it will be a real pool of blood inside the lab not a tomato sauce I promise,”!! ;D
40 minutes passed and the results started to show on the computers screen!! I couldn’t utter a word!! 6, 6, 6, 6, 6.5 were dominating!!
It was out of 20 and the highest was 16!! I kept silent but was really shocked!! One of the A students came approaching me. She said “Ms, Please kill me the 1st,”!!
What’s wrong with students these days!? Why are they so careless!? Don’t they get the meaning of a mid-term exam or studying in general?! Back in my days, B+ was a real put down for me!! I remember not eating, not talking, not sleeping during examinations becuase my awaiting future is all about them!!
I am used to giving bonuses and activities that can make up some of the bad grades but I don’t feel like doing it now!!
I am disappointed and frustrated, I feel I haven’t done anything when I have done everything to them!!