As I handed out the test today a student said, "You should give us bonus points to celebrate the election." Other students voiced their agreement.
I replied, "To celebrate the election, I am going to take points from people with high grades and add those points to people with low grades."
I got a five-star laugh.
I kept going. "I just want to spread the points around."
Another five-star laugh.
It got my test experience started off right. I am not sure if it helped them much.