On our first day back to our English AP class, mostly everyone seemed to be in a great mood this morning. Some caring students said their “Hellos” and “Good mornings” to their fellow classmates and asked how their spring break was like, while the other not so caring were trying to stay awake and keep themselves from not drooling on their desk. Haha. Class started and most of us began to turn in our “over the spring break, do not procrastinate essays”, while others who did procrastinate tried to finish up their essays in class, not so clever because Eldridge could tell who they were. Anyhow, Eldridge then announced that we were going to have a TROPE QUIZ, which was very taunting and shocking to us because we weren’t expecting anything BIG on our first day back, I could hear many saying NO! And WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO US! So we quickly began to pull out our trope study sheet, and rapidly tried to memorize every trophe possible! Eldridge, in the mean time, began to check off students who completed their CST packets during the break, he seemed very impressed and fascinated, with expression such as “Hooray!” and “Cool!”, knowing that we actually got our work done and learned something over the break. Suddenly it was time….for the QUIZ! Eldridge motioned to us to face each other and prepare for the quiz, (many of us were hiding the fact that we did not know any of the tropes and pretended to act prepared), while Eldridge reached over for a bag of candy, which caught our attention, and I overheard Francisco say,” OH! This is going to be a fun game!” Eldridge then stated, “I’m going to use diabetes for motivation.” which was pretty funny and sad but tempting. As we began to discuss about diabetes and how its #1 cause is obesity, and not sugar, we were suddenly interrupted by a commercial break which involved Mr. Garcia who came to talk to us about our upcoming AP EXAMS! Lastly, it finally came down to begin our QUIZ, but it did not turn out as bad as we thought, in fact it was very entertaining, FAST, and actually got us thinking about the tropes and their definition, which I thought was very helpful! It involved pairs of two, and together we had to help one another as quickly as possible to hint what trophe was on the screen, and race against other pairs to get to the top of the trope pyramid. The grand prize was DIABETES! Haha. Mr. Eldridge found it entertaining to question the person who thought they won the race, and asked them about a trophe on the screen, most of them answered with UMMM or simply said the wrong trope, and his statement was “THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE PEOPLE”, but he was right it was just a trope. Hopefully we have these, fun motivational with diabetes quizzes more often, because it will actually help us prepare for our upcoming AP EXAMS, which are only 1 MONTH AWAY!!!!
-What a good day to start off our first day back in ENGLISH AP(: