Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fact of the day # 3

Look out people of New York! Did you know that a plant has started growing in New York and other northern states called Hog weed? You may just be thinking, ''Yeah so? A weed how interesting....'' It isn't just any weed. If touched this weed can cause blisters or scars that lasts for years! And that's not even the worst part, It can also cause blindness.

This plant poses a serious health threat; see your physician if you think you have been burned by giant hogweed. If you think you have giant hogweed on your property, do NOT touch it.
Contact between the skin and the sap of this plant occurs either through brushing against the bristles on the stem or breaking the stem or leaves.


Sources:
http://www.businessinsider.com/giant-plant-that-causes-blindness-is-invading-new-york-2011-7


OHNO! UNO! *Update!*

Actually, it went fine. I have Mrs Miller as homeroom. She is soooo nice and a really great teacher. Then I go to Mrs Egan for science, then to Mrs Nelson for reading (novels, and such), and then to Mrs Wright for writing, and grammar (pretty much English) (Wright and write. Easy enough to remember!) Then, finally, the long anticipated social studies teacher, Mrs Olinger. She is really nice and funny, but she is strict when she needs to be. I love social sudies this year, because I love Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece (and probably Rome too. The mythology was pretty much the same). And this year the entire sixth grade itinerary changed, so we are learning about all the ancient civilizations, like the Aztecs, Egyptian, Greeks, Romans, Mayans, Inuits, Chinese, all of them! I like all of my teachers!

Also, we got a new principal. His name is Mr Dunkel. He changed the seating at lunch from military style, where all the seats were arranged like this:
___________________________________
|                                                                      |
| (person)__(person)__(person)__(person)__(person)|

To regular, where the seats are like this:
___________________________________
| (person)    (person)     (person)     (person)     (person)|
|                                                                      |
|                                                                      |
| (person)__(person)__(person)__(person)__(person)|

WE GET TO BE WITH OTHER HUMANS AGAIN!!!!

Yayayayayayayay!

Good luck with your big day!

Random + Writing,
CB

How to Knit: Knit Stitch




video

Materials:

Skein or ball of yarn of your choice of color.
Scissors
2 knitting needles

Yay! Cheers to my first video tutorial!! Sorry for the poor video quality!! I only had a camera built into the computer! I must say it's very convenient! I hope you guys learned something new today! Have fun knitting!

Keep it Nurby! ~RK

How to make a white board








Materials:
Picture frame (With glass)
Printer paper
Dry erase marker
Optional: Velcro

Directions:
Step 1: Take Every thing out of the picture frame you are using. EXCEPT for the glass.

Step 2: Start placing desired amount of printer paper into, frame. Suggested 3 layers or more.

Step 3: Place the backpiece in the frame. (The part that you can prop your frame, or hang it with.)

Step 4: Hook the hooks onto the frame.

Step 5: Write.

Step 6: (Not required) Take the rough part of velcro and stick it to one part of the picture frame. Take the softer part of velcro and put it on the dry erase marker. Then when you are not using the pen, velcro it onto the frame.

Keep it Nurby. ~RK

OHNO! UNO!

Yesterday, there was one more day of summer. Today, there are none. Are you ready for school? I'm not! Why can't the summer parakeet come out and see the shadow of its birdseed so there are six more weeks of summer? :( I guess I'll have to brave it. I got Mrs Miller. She sounds nice! Wish me luck everybody, and good luck to you on your big day!

Random + Writing,
CB