Welcome to Hogwarts Distance Education, I hope you enjoy seeing our fun as much as I have had in the planning of it. Setting up my schoolroom has always been a big fun deal to me. I do rea;lize that the children are getting older, themes are kind of wasting away for them but I wanted just one more. Just one more big thing before they are just too old to really have fun with it anymore.

The idea started with a few posters and a yahoo group. Then of course we had to have a Honeydukes and before you knew it the kids had thrown around ideas, I saw Harry Potter parties online and this little idea has taken on a life of its own. Because like me my children have to go all out so to speak!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Week 2 of Magic Fun!!

     It seems even our cat Gizmo wants to get in on Magic School. This was a rough day. We woke up late and never got through everything we had planned. Regardless of that, we still had a blast!! 


       She started her day off dissecting an owl pellet for Magical Creatures. I felt this was really cool she did not. To her it was gross and poor mouse who had been eaten by an owl. It ended with her burying the poor little bones. What can I say she has a soft heart. I know that comes from me so it is all good. 




Friday, February 17, 2017

Our First Week Back!



      Well we had our Magic School Day for the week and it was a win all the way around! We read, we learned, we played and had a blast! This week she decided to concentrate on frogs for Magical Creatures. That may have something to do with our field trip a few weeks ago. I got some notebooking pages off line to make her a journal of sorts so she could keep track of all the things she does instead of boring work sheets! I also added some dyslexic games from The Thinking Tree since she loves them so much! When we are all done I will have it all bound together for a keep sake. For her cover she chose to color a picture of the Gryffindor crest! 
   
     




     Of course the cats had to get in on the action! I suppose they could be magical creatures too. 


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Return To Magic School!


     I cannot believe it has been years since I have been on this blog! I cannot believe I am once again making plans and little books and having a BILLION decoration ideas! I also have a new kiddo to plan for!! My lovely boys have decided Hogwarts is no longer a place for them at 18 and almost 16 so they are passing on the fun this year. My "baby" Skyler is 12!! Like where did the days go? The return to magic school started with a field trip and me opening my big mouth!But then again, who can say no to these two faces? Who could tell these pretty little girls who still believe in magic and fairy tales that no you won't plan any more magic school? Well, I sure couldn't!






    I just had to brag about the year my kids did magic school to this little cutey and the puppy eyes popped out and the cute little pout and the ideas started swarming! So here I am again making books and researching a billion ideas for these monkeys!! I won't lie I am having a blast pulling everything out and planning classes! 




     So here we go again! Some Care Of Magical Creatures, Herbology, Muggle Studies, Arithmancy and Cauldron Cooking classes are on the way! First stop textbooks! 












     So we are going to start off with those classes and see how it goes! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Magical Field Trip


     When I heard the Gainesville Museum was putting on a Fantastic Beasts event I knew we had to go! While magic school is a fond memory we still enjoy the magical world! We met up with awesome friends and the fun began!




     We started of getting sorted and of course Skyler was Gryffindor! The first activity was a scavenger hunt for fantastic beasts and potronus images.











Friday, January 18, 2013

Weeks 10 and 11

Week 10
What a very long break!! It was really back to routine time by last week. So we picked up some new classes. We did pick up a really cute little owl to add to our collection over the Holidays!


Isn't he adorable? He was too cute for the Dollar Tree in my opinion he for sure needed to come to our little owlery!

We started Dragonology, Charms, Wand Study, History of Hogwarts Castle and Wizards Writings.
They were also pretty suprised to find Dragon Eggs in their Owl Posts





It took me hours to paint those eggs!


One of their first assignemnts was to create a character that would fit into the magical world. Damian made up a wizard, Skyler came up with this Dragon type creature and the character Fox made up was very similiar to Spiderman. He made need to work on that imagination thing just a bit!!

Week 11


Through some geography in there by mapping the Dragons of the world!!


They also did a Hogwarts Story that I got from this blogger! She has alot of cute stuff! For Charms they Picked an animal word and an object they had to combine them together and make a repell spell. It was fun to see what they came up with.

Skyler made an owl seed which makes you healthy somehow and to repell it her spell was owlbegone!  She also came up with a rat candy creature that turns into treats and to get rid of it you say candybegone.
 
Damians was a lion carpet that eats your enemies and to get rid of it you say egg, not sure what that was about but OK then! His other is an owl snake that catches rats and to repell it you say rat.
Foxs is a spider bell that will eat people and its repell is spiderbell no more and a cat tree that will turn into a tree when a muggle comes to repell it you say cat tree no more.
 
Skyler enjoyed making a magic medallion necklace with magic dust aka glitter!
What a nice suprise we all had when we found that Foxs egg had hatched!
 

What a cute little guy! He is an Asian Lung Dragon. Fox could tell me all about him.


He even got a little baby dragon care book.

 
 
 
 
 
 







Saturday, November 17, 2012

Week 7



We had our week 7 of Wizard School! Here the kiddos are writing out their Wizard Words for the week.  The words come from The Unofficial Harry Potter Vocabulary book. They do 5 words a week. The write the definition in their notebooks and we make up sentences orally. They have come up with some whoppers let me say! This week one of the words was crone. Foxs sentence was, "My mom acts like a crone when we don't do our work, but she don't look one". Followed with a sweet smile and a I love you mommy! What a riot that kid is!

We finished our Wizardology book.  We have one more assignment before the O.W.L.S testing in the workbook I made to go along with it. At the very end of the book there is one last hidden secret the kids had fun with. It was Harpiers book that would answer any magical question. Of course you had to hoot like an owl and counter clock-wise turn three times to get an answer but they had fun doing it!







Not quite sure why Damian would not take off his blanket but Skyler told him he looked like an old crone! They are really liking that word.

Skyler really enjoys reading her letter every week from Hagrid. She tells me everytime we need to get him some spelling lessons! This week they learned about the Phoenix.



For potions they made invisble crystals. This experiment came from the old Harry Potter science kits.





They had to sit for two hours and then we took them out and put them in water the kids were pretty thrilled that they really did seem to dissapear once in water.

In History we learned about The Ravenclaw house and of course they did their arithmancy lesson for the day. They pretty much have two weeks left until their classes change. Work for me! There are some things I really hate doing. I hate washing the floor under the cabinets where the mop don't get it as clean as I like and I also hate to vaccuum. Problem solved I came up with Goblin Jobs and that is how they earn their coins for Diagon Alley. I have never seen them happier to do chores!

Damian is cleaning out the animal food cabinet

Skyler is washing aloong under the cabinets


Fox is vaccuuming the school room


 Here is what their savings books look like inside. The sticks you see are the job sticks, they get three a week but they have asked for more! The coins came from Etsy I just printed them out and cut them. All in all it was a great week for Magic School and there are even more pics here.
 













Friday, November 16, 2012

Magic Crystals Potion outcomes from week 6

 This is day 2 There is a bit of growth. There is enough that the kids can actually see something is happening!
This is about day 5. Alot of growing going on here. I notice there is barely any smell now of the chemicals used.

Today. This is day 7. The crystals have now grown over the edging of the glass pan, sadly I am thinking I won't have a glass circle in my baking dishes anymore. They are a bit dissapointed for some reason they thought it would be way more colorful. I could have used more food coloring but oh well. They are very pleased with their garden!