It was a very nice day, and finally getting warmer. Since today was a beautiful day, Professor Isles took her students outside for today’s lesson. She had sent out notes to every student, telling them to meet her on the Training Grounds. Madam Hooch had told her they had a gnome infestation there, and since that was this lesson’s topic, she thought it was best to go to them.
All her students were outside on time, and Professor Isles smiled as she started. “Good morning, class,” she said. “As bạn can see, it’s a beautiful ngày today, so I wanted to take bạn outside to study gnomes. Can anyone tell me what a gnome looks like?” she asked.
A tiny Gryffindor student raised her hand. “It has a beard and a pointy hat,” she đã đưa ý kiến with a smile. Unfortunately, this answer was wrong, and Professor Isles shook her head.
“I’m sorry, but that’s wrong. That is, however, what Muggle garden gnomes look like,” Professor Isles đã đưa ý kiến to the student. She was a Muggleborn, and had never heard about magical gnomes. “Our gnomes no thêm than 1ft tall, are usually brown in color and have potato-like heads.”
Professor Isles had just finished speaking when she kneeled down and picked something up. “This is a gnome,” she said. She had to speak louder now because the gnome was yelling too.
“Gerroff me! Gerroff me!” Professor Isles chuckled, but didn’t let go of the gnome just yet. She was going to hiển thị her students how to get rid of gnomes in a bit.
“Gnomes live underground, in gnomeholes, where they dig up and eat roots of plants,” Professor Isles explained. “This creates little heaps of earth around gardens, a lot like moles. Which is why there are currently no Quidditch teams practicing here. It’s almost impossible to land here.”
Professor Isles fell silent for a moment. "If one tries to bite bạn while bạn want to get it out of your garden, hoặc suddenly starts attacking you, it's best to use a Stunning Spell. That way it can't hurt bạn and bạn can still throw it out of your garden without the gnome being able to come back to your garden," she explained.
Professor Isles had to look out now, before the gnome would bite her. He was already starting to struggle a lot. “Now I’m going to hiển thị bạn how to get rid of them if bạn ever find them in your gardens,” she đã đưa ý kiến as she rose the gnome above her head. She then started swinging him around, in a perfect loop, above her head. When she had the feeling the gnome would be dizzy enough, she threw it away, right off the Training Grounds. Students gasped when they saw how far she had thrown the gnome.
“You spin the gnome above your head to make it dizzy. This so they can’t find their way back to their holes,” Professor Isles explained. “Then bạn throw it as far as bạn can. Why don’t bạn all try it? The field needs to be cleared, and this is a good way for bạn to practice.”
Her students did as they were told, grabbing a gnome and spinning it above their heads. “Gnomes aren’t really smart. As soon as they hear someone is de-gnoming their garden, they come out of their holes to check it out, much like now.” Professor Isles pointed at a few gnomes that just seemed to come out of their holes.
“Another way to de-gnome a garden is bởi using a Jarvey, which is the natural predator of the gnome,” Professor Isles explained as she 'too' started spinning around another gnome. “But this method is considered far too violent. It’s the reason why this method is hardly used bởi anyone.”
After having đã đưa ý kiến that, she just continued de-gnoming the Training Grounds with her students. About half an giờ later, right before the lesson would be over, the whole field was clear. “Please take a piece of parchment with the homework before bạn go back to the castle,” Professor Isles said. “It’s due before 11:59pm hex time on May 16th.”
~I DID NOT WRITE THIS. THIS WAS TAKEN OFF OF THE HOGWARTS EXTREME WEBSITE~