Today I have a story you probably aren't going to believe. Hey, I hardly believe it and yet it is happening to my youngest daughter, Guppy 2.
Last Thursday, G2 asked me to grab some more school papers of which I needed to sign off. I pulled a paper out for her freshman AP World History class and was shocked!
First, quick backstory if anyone is new to this blog in the past few weeks....The public high school teachers here are a little nuts. Each one has their own requirements for class supplies which need to be followed specifically since students are given a grade equivalent to a test score for "compliance" to the list.
Okay back to World History....In front of me was the "test" for supply compliance with different categories and lines for earned compliance points. (Correct sized binder, correct number of dividers, etc) Then I saw a line called "The Swoosh Test"....Totally NOT making this up!
So, you know I had to ask G2 what the heck THAT was all about!
Well, get this....
The teacher wants every single thing he gives students three hole punched (by the students) and put in the binder. He said students couldn't use the little folder areas of binder covers to hold anything either. What he does is takes each student's binder to the front of the classroom, holds it by its spine so the opening is facing downward, and shakes to see if anything falls out. (The Swooosh part) The student will then receive a certain number of points depending on what, if anything, falls to the floor.
Okay, is it just me or is this one of the most INSANE things you have heard for teacher requirements?
This coming Thursday is the high school open house where we get to follow our children's schedules and meet the teachers....
You KNOW Papa and I cannot wait to see what this guy is like!