Tuesday, May 05, 2009

No one really gets a 5

My students have a test tomorrow. It's kind of a big deal. They're taking the AP test to determine whether they get college credit for the work they did in my class.

Today I heard one of them say, "I'm just shooting for a 3. I know I won't get a 4, and no one really gets a 5." She caught me staring at her. "Well, except for geniuses and really big nerds."

She knows that millions of years ago (or at least before she was born), I got a 5. I'm pretty sure the latter description was meant for me. In the nicest possible way, of course.


cathy said...

Once upon a time I got a couple AP 5s. I think it was English related, though, not Math. Does that still rank high on the nerd scale? I compensated by not utilizing capitalization in any emails/online typing for approximately 5-7 years.

Alex said...

Sure, English AP counts. But you must capitalize in emails. Proper punctuations is what separates us from the animals.

Alex said...

Also correct use of plurals.

Lisa said...

I love the "geniuses and really big nerds" category! She'd be delighted to wind up in that category - she's just afraid she won't measure up.