Saturday, March 8, 2008

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

We had a really great fundraiser at school last night. They hosted a game show night of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?"

Mikayla was one of the 5th graders chosen to play.

For those of you who have never seen the show, the game is played by adults who are asked questions from standard elementary school tests (1st to 5th grade difficulty). As the adults try to answer the questions, they can turn to the 5th graders for help. The adult can answer the question themselves, copy the answer a 5th grader has given, peek at the answer a 5th grader has given, or they can be saved by a right answer from a 5th grader if they have given the wrong answer.

It was really a fun night and Mikayla did really well.

The bonus of the evening was when Troy was chosen as one of the adults to play the game. (He was in fact the FIRST contestant, and he did better than any other parent playing.)

And the result?

Troy is NOT smarter than a fifth grader.

But really, did we need a game show to know that for ourselves?


The Perkins said...

What a fun fund raiser! I would have loved to see Troy battle it out! Oh, and tell him I think he is smarter than a fifth grader...hope he doesn't feel too bad about the outcome ;)!

Melanie said...

Sounds like a fun night! I think it would be a great ward activity...are you smarter than a sunbeam?

Tamee said...

I'm with Melanie, but I don't think I'd be smarter the even a sunbeam. And that would really hurt my feelings.

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