Thursday, December 08, 2005

Whining... ;-)

*sigh* I had a test for sign language tonight. We were video-taped doing a conversation with a classmate and I did awful! For some reason lately I have been using the sign TREE instead of MANY (they are kinda close...well, sorta... lol). We get paired up with someone for the video and we get five minutes to practice with our partner before doing the actual video. So, I used the sign TREE instead of MANY and my partner corrected me. But a lot of good it did because I promptly went up and did the same thing for the test and the teacher had to stop me and go "huh?" But that's not the worst of it!

We were supposed to talk about our family history and what country our families came form. In the practice I told a story about my great-great-grandfather. He was the son of royalty, but fell in love with the milkmaid and was disinherited. Well, my partner indicated she understood the story, so I used it in the test. The teacher stopped me several times trying to figure out what in the world I was talking about. I got him to understand milk lady, but he couldn't figure out what I meant when I was talking about the disinheritance... But my partner was still responding like she understood. So after the video, I asked her (still in sign, we can't talk in the class room) if she had understood it. She said no. "Then why didn't you tell me that?" *sigh*...

And I can't even just not worry about it anymore. I have to review the tape and write a whole critique on it...

But on a good note, I was one of the last people to record my video test, so I got lots of practice for the final next week done. All of us waiting worked in groups together on numbers and the stuff we would be doing in both the video test and next week's test.

3 comments:

Shelley said...

I'm sorry to hear that your video test didn't go so well :o(

I don't think that was fair of your partner to just act like she understood the story you were telling...that didn't help. She should have said something or maybe help you figure out how you could sign something that would mean disinheritance or something...did your teacher help you along the way?

purple_kangaroo said...

I agree . . . it's too bad your partner wasn't more helpful. I hope the evaluation part goes better.

Jezreel said...

I woulda punched her. *shakes her fist*