Sunday, May 23, 2010

Week #9 Homework - Arithmancy

Students, this week you all have an arithmancy homework assignment.

Complete the following sudoku puzzles. (For instructions on how to do this click here.)

Each puzzle has a certain amount of yellow squares with in it. Each puzzle also has a different code/cipher assigned to it. Once your puzzle is complete, convert the digits in the Yellow squares to letters. Then unscramble these letters.

To get credit post the unscrambled message to your blog. (I.e. Puzzle #7 - Crookshanks)

Each completed correct answer is worth 25 points. This is a 75 point assignment.

You should be able to click the images for larger puzzle views.

Also I am also hosting them as a download-able EXCEL workbook here.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw!!!

With 6 players on each team (until Rowena got knocked out of the game with a Bludger!), with all houses chipping in to help (made possible with a slight change in the rules for team can now recruit from other Houses and your Head of House until your team has all 7 players!), yesterday's match was the experience we were expecting! Bludger's were flying every which way, people were getting knocked off of their brooms, nosebleeds, and broken limbs! It was an exciting match!!!! Given the new Keeper rule (thirty minutes to block the goal attempts instead of the prior twenty!), the Chasers tried to crank out more faster, making for many stopwatches on the refs duties. (Thankfully, we had 4 refs this last time!) There were goal attempts by both teams, and both Keepers gave it their all, but the final scoring stands thus:

Gryffindor: 0
Ravenclaw: 190

Soar Ravenclaw! It was a game well-played by all involved, and everyone did a great job!

Given the new Cheering Charm rule (which was changed at the last minute due to a question posed by someone subbing in for a spot on another House's team), where now everyone, players and spectators alike, can post cheers and battle cries for House points, there were a plethora of cheers going up!

Here are the total points accrued through Cheering Charms:

Perenelle Tejedora (Ravenclaw): 10
Amethyst Aurag (Ravenclaw): 10
Andromeda Finch-Fletchley (Ravenclaw): 2
Ambyr Phoenixfyre (Ravenclaw): 2
Victoria Pettigrew (Gryffindor): 2
Mistry Moonbleu (Gryffindor): 8
Catriona Lestrange (Slytherin): 2
Intarsia Bindoff (Gryffindor): 2
Allytria Spelling (Hufflepuff): 8
Emma Scimgeour (Slytherin): 6
Minerva Lovegood (Slytherin): 10

House Point Totals:
Slytherin: 18
Hufflepuff: 8
Gryffindor: 12
Ravenclaw: 24

Job well done, everyone!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


The third match of our Quidditch season will be on Sunday, May 16/Monday May17.  Gryffindor will be meeting Ravenclaw and I anticipate a heated match!  The times are:

4-7 p.m. PST
5-8 p.m. MST
6-9 p.m. CST
7-10 EST
12-2 a.m. (Monday) UK
1-3 a.m. (Monday) Europe

Hufflepuff and Slytherin, please fill up those stands and cheer the teams on!  The Referees will be starting the game on time so we ask that the teams meet on the pitch in full uniform a few minutes early.  Captains, please let the referees know who will be playing for your teams.

Good luck!

House Points

After 6 weeks at Hogwarts, the House Points stand as follows:

Gryffindor -- 92%
Hufflepuff -- 86%
Ravenclaw -- 98%
Slytherin -- 90%

Great job!

Monday, May 3, 2010


A big congratulations to Slytherin for catching the Snitch in the latest Quidditch match.  It was certainly an exciting game.  Both teams were exceptionally skilled and well prepared.  It was a fast moving game and fun to watch.  I can't wait for the next match!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Week 6 Homework... Potions!

Part 1: 
Go around your house, outdoors, for a hike, or wherever and take pictures of 5 different plants, herbs, or flowers that might be used in potions. 

Make sure to remember your originality marker for these. 

Also, include the names of these (if you don't know their name feel free to make one up) and the description of potential use(s) for each. 

4 points for each original picture, 2 points if pictures come from the internet, 1 point for each name, 1 point for each description of use. 
Total possible points for this section is 30 points

Part 2: 
Answer the following potions questions:

1. Sneezewort, scurvy grass, and lovage are used to make what?
A: Allergen Solution
B:Confusing Draught
C: Babbling Befuddlement
D: Wandering Agent

2. Porcupine quills are to be added when to a Boil Cure Potion?
A: It is the second ingredient you add
B: Before it is removed from the fire
C: You don't add them, they aren't part of the potion
D: After it is removed from the fire

3. What potion, if brewed correctly, should change color numerous times throughout brewing including deep purple, lilac, and finishing clear?
A: The Draught of Living Death
B: Amortentia
C: Calming Draft
D: Elixir to Induce Euphoria

4. This ingredient in the Draught of Peace, would likely bring you permanent peace since it is poisonous, what is it?
A: Murlap
B: Belladonna
C: Mugwort
D: Hellebore

5. Chopped daisy roots, skinned shrivel-fig, sliced caterpillar, one rat spleen, dash of leech juice are all ingredients to what?
A: Swelling Solution
B: Deflating Draught
C: Shrinking Solution
D: Sleeping Draught
Each correct answer is worth 10 points each
Total possible points for this section is 50 points

Part 3: 
Take a picture of and list the ingredients and/or instructions to make one of your favorite potions that you have created. 

This potion must have at the minimum, two ingredients to make it. Be sure to include you originality marker to prove it's yours!!!

For example it could be something as simple as your favorite coffee (with sugar or creme), or it could be an alcoholic mixed drink concoction that you have created. Your potion could also be an actual potion, oil, salve, or something else that you use as well.

Total possible points for this section is 20 points

The potion's homework is worth 100 points!