Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Picture This

Tuesday, August 29, 2016. 8:06 a.m. EST.

Me: Okay, class, it's time for your quiz. Close your books, put your notes away.

(Shuffling of textbooks and lab manuals and squeaking of chairs can be heard.)

Me: This quiz has six questions, which you will see up here on the screen. Please write your answer on the paper I just handed you.

Student 1: Is there going to be a word bank?

Me: (Insert eye rolling here.) Uh, not for this quiz. It's pretty simple, and I won't take off for spelling. You'll do fine.

(A collective sigh of relief reverberates across the lab benches.)

Me: Question 1: Name the three formed elements* we discussed in class last week.

Student 2: Can you tell me what you mean by formed element?

Me: No, I cannot. (Takes deep breath, tries not to lose it. Does the mental math and realizes 89 more classes to go. Smiles.)

Student: Ok.

*Formed element refers to red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, some of which are shown below.






2 comments:

T said...

Holy. S...

S. B. House said...

Hahahahahahahahaha... oh my!!