In social studies, we were watching cold war atomic bomb emergency procedure videos. This one was my favorite. Burt the Turtle ducks and covers whenever he sees a flash (the first sign of an unwarned bomb. This video made me laugh because it said wherever you are, whatever you're doing, if you see a flash, duck and cover, so you don't get hurt. They have people diving off of couches, bikes, tractors, and against walls, to protect themselves. Just made me laugh. Yep, because laying on the ground will save you. Also, "Cover yourself with a newspaper to avoid getting badly burnt."...anybody else see the slight flaw in that plan...? Then, our teacher decided to have us do our own drill. He flashed the lights, and we all dove off of our chairs, under the tables, and ducked ad covered. In the next class, people were joking around, yelling "DUCK AND COVER!" and stuff like that. One girl was sitting on a table, then somebody must have said duck and cover, (i didn't hear it), but she somehow fell off of the table and ripped the project me and my group were working on, but she ended under the table, "safe" from the bomb. (long post, long video under).
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
So in math we learned about the Quadratic Formula and we watched all these versions of the formula put in to song. (yes, know this is a bit dorky) This one made me laugh, and I'm sooo glad our teacher doesn't torture us by making us sing and dance about math and put it on the internet. The second part of this video is better than the beginning.
Today in Social Studies we were talking about democracy, the free market economy, and communism, when somebody blurted out. "what if you were the most unsuccessful person in the world?" so we argued about this for about 5 minutes, and finally came to the conclusion that you can never be the most unsuccessful person because then you would have earned a title, which makes you successful. Since then we were completely off topic, people started yelling different random things, but when somebody shouted "We should all wear onesies to school!" It got all quiet. Our teacher said "umm. . . that would be really weird. And awkward. So, now back to. . . " "no we should wear footies PJs instead!"
We never finished the notes.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Today I went over to my grandparent's house to celebrate Easter with my family. There we did an egg hunt. I didn't really feel like doing it, so I only grabbed my basket and the three eggs around it. Later I wished I had gotten more, because it was after the egg hunt that I learned there was a $1 bill in each one.
Friday, April 22, 2011
So, lately I've been wondering why the Easter Bunny delivers eggs, because It makes no sense. So I googled it (well, google and yahoo answers), and here are some of my results:
- It began around the 14th century when central European governments began sending all the kings horses and all the kings men into the wild to execute all chickens. The Catholic church, scared to have a holiday absolved adopted the bunny because even if governments of the day tried to prosecute the bunny, bunnies are always fornicating like rabbits. So the tradition stuck and in 1599, the Easter Bunny was recognized officially by Royal Edict of the Italian Governor General, who was, at that time appointed by Queen Molly XVI of Poland, and Italy was a Polish proxy state.
- because both the bunny and the egg are symbols of fertility derived straight from the pagan feast in honor of the fertility goddess ishtar- the tradition of hiding and finding the eggs comes straight from the tradition of dipping eggs in the blood of babies sacrificed to Ishtar and hidingthem for siblings and family members to find-what floors me is that the modern church hosts these hunts and encourages our precious children to participate in this ritual derived from such brutal roots.
- chicken is too greasy
- because chickens have enough to do during the year
- Well IDK? LOLL! Have a Happy Easter though!
- I'm glad it's a bunny. Chicken poop is much messier and smells worse than rabbit poop. Bunnies are cuter. Bunnies are smarter. Bunnies are just better than chickens in every way.
- It's because somebody afraid from chickens. He can confront eggs much easy as chickens are too fast moving.
- The name Easter comes from “Eastre” an Anglo-Saxon pagan godess. Even the Chinese have the festival of Ching Ming where flowers and sweets are put on their ancestors graves!!
- The egg and the rabbit are symbols of springtime and rebirth!
- Both eggs and rabbits have to do with fertility. Spring festivals tend to be about fertility and rebirth. This is a tradition that is older than Christianity and was coopted by Christianity when it was becoming a popular religion. As a recent religion, Christianity was usually smart enough not to mess with the local celebrations but just adapt them a little bit. That made it easier for people to go along. From pagan religion, both the egg and the bunny are symbols of fertility. In the pagan religion, Easter was the "spring festival", celebrating fertility and requesting that the Gods give good crops. It makes sense that the rabbit and the egg would be symbols of spring festival.Easter is also a symbol of the Anglo-Saxon goddess, Eostre, as the holiday was originally named after. Easter is a relatively new adoption of spelling which was used, as said above, to help make the coexistence and/or transition of religions go much smoother.
I personally, don't really like the second story. . . and the fifth isn't very helpful, and some are just weird, but whatever. I still don't get it, but I'm going to go with #9
(phew, long post)(answers from yahoo answers and answers.com)
In Literature, we're starting Romeo and Juliet. In class 2 days ago, we acted out the first scene. But before that, we were given plastic and foam swords and a 'shakespearian insult sheet', which included things like "You queasty, ill-mannered pantaloon!" and "You horrifying, pig-headed waterfly!", and had a massive sword and insult battle.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
So, for school, I have to write a compare and contrast essay comparing two works of art, one, called "Drouth Stricken Area" a painting by Alexander Hogue, and the other, "El Capitan", a photograph by Ansel Adams. I was looking for a picture of "El Capitan", but was having trouble because Ansel Adams is known for his black and white photography, and this picture happens to be in color. So I narrow down my google image search to "full color only". The first picture to pop up? Black and White. Thank you, google images, for your help on my essay.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
So, I got back from the airport at 12:00 this morning, then was woken up at 9:15 because we had to go to an Easter Brunch with my cousins and grandparents. When I got there, I was asked to dress up as a cow again and dance with the little kid's band that was playing. I think I should have gotten paid more than the Easter Bunny because at least he didn't look "udderly ridiculous".("again" because I did the same last April. See blog archives for last cow post.)
I'm back from D.C! It was awesome, and we go to go so many places I don't even remember all of it. I went to the Shrine of the Immaculate, Ford's Theatre, Air and Space Museum, National Archives, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, inside the White House, Museum of American History, Natural History Museum, Top of the Washington Monument, WW2 Memorial, Holocaust Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, Talk with Al Franken, Iwo Jima Marine Memorial, U.S Air Force Memorial (where we took pics then spent the next hour having races, rolling, summersaulting and playing on the grassy hill next to it), MT. Vernon, and The Newseum.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
In Spanish, we do lots of skits in class to practice our vocabulary/grammar, etc. When we do these, we all get to dress up, using cloths from our teachers bin, which include t-shirts, swearers, shorts, jeans, pants, fuzzy socks, tons of shoes, capes, dresses, skirts, stuffed flowers, wigs, sombreros, other hats, and much more, a lot of stuff most people wouldn't wear normally.
My grade enjoys dress-up more than my 5-year old sister, or any 5-year-olds I know. One guy put on a black dress, sunglasses, high-heeled shoes, earrings (taped on) , and carried a striped purse and cell phone; with longer hair, could have easily been mistaken for a girl. Another wore a blue wig with a very big, striped, button-down shirt with short, yellow shorts over his uniform ones. Everybody else put on weird stuff too, sombreros, our teacher's old shoes, really ugly, dress-up dresses, caribou coffee uniforms, huge t-shirts, pink, zebra-striped shirts and skirts, some played with lightsabers, and so on.
At the end of class, we took a picture of us all dressed up, and it's now our teacher's desktop picture, and it 's up on the smartboard whenever we walk in.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Ok, so fortune cookies aren't from China,
Swedish Fish aren't made in Sweden,
Danish rolls aren't from Denmark,
French bread isn't from France,
German chocolate cake isn't from Germany,
French fries aren't from France either,
and Canadian bacon isn't actually bacon,
it's just fancy ham.WHY CAN'T THE WORLD MAKE SENSE??
While I was at Davannis with a friend a few weeks ago, her mom brought the pizza to the table and said "Doesn't it look scrumptious?". My friend then proceeded to scream and say "DON'T SAY THAT WORD!!!". Why, you may ask? Because, appearently, whenever she hears that word, she pictures "a fat king, like the one it Sleeping Beauty, with a red face, and a long, blond beard, blowing in the wind."Now I picture it too.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
So in math a while ago we had to do group presentations on a chapter from the textbook. My group worked during class, and then it was saved to my jump drive. At home, I worked on it and brought it back to school for my group to present the next day. Unfortuneatly, It was titled "math crap" when my teacher saved it to her computer. (Which, by the way, I sooo did not do. Another person in the group saved it to my jump), When we pulled it up on the smart board it said "would you like to open mathcrap.ppt? Our teacher gave us a weird look. I'm guessing that wasn't the best for my math grade. Woops.