Monday, October 22, 2012

Alex's Assignment - Design Test For Life Science



Song:  Into The West

Rendition:  Calikokat



Alex was assigned to design his own test again...
this time for his 7th grade Life Science Class
(he had gotten 110 points out of 100 - +10 points for extra effort
in his last one for Social Studies).

He got home and started right on it.

He was excited to be doing another one...
especially after his encouraging score on his last one.

He worked for 3 hours straight...
and then he showed me his test.
He will turn it in tomorrow.

He was also assigned two more projects which are due next week...
so he must get busy and finish them by the end of Sunday.

The reason I am showing his homemade tests is because of the great 
value doing such assignments are...besides being a format for other children to follow
in the design of their tests.












Alex has always loved writing instructional manuals...
reviews, short stories, tests...etc.  

He used to spend hours of his free time writing such things...
ever since he was very small.

Alex loves the creative aspect of such exercises.
He just loves opening his school book and finding good 
information to write about.

This is what school should be...
igniting the fire of passion in the child
through the use of interesting and challenging assignments...
ones where the child learns important principles and concepts...
and is then able to demonstrate them in a creative manner.

I am sure the test the teacher had in mind would have been 2 or 3 pages in length.

Alex's test was 11 pages in length...
and he couldn't wait to hop right on his computer to start the assignment.

Alex worked straight through his assignment without a break...
he was filled with glee while typing up his test...
and he was filled with great pride at his creation.

That, my friends...
is learning at its best.


Post Script:  Yesterday...Alex got his grade for his self designed test...

120 out of 100 points  (+ 20 for an exceptional design).




2 comments:

  1. Ha, great to hear how Alex worked on that test so gleefully! He wrote a tough exam, but his answers show that he had learned his material well.

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  2. Yes, Alex had a great time. He loves trying to impress his teachers, as well as showing us what he can do. He has the heart of a teacher...he loves helping others through his knowledge.

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