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!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Skyler And Her Summer Magic Book


        I knew Skyler would want a book to keep track of all the stuff she is doing for Magic School this summer. I made her one this past school year so for summer I decided to get her a Summer Journal! She calls it her magic book and has used it in her own way to make it work for her! We use these journals all year and Skyler especially loves them! She gets to color and doodle and such so it is right up her artsy little alley! For summer she is all about fairies and herbs! Finding fairy books for a 13 year old that aren't babyish was almost a challenge!








Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Magical Field Trip!


         We had so much fun! The traveling exhibit of Harry Potter's World Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine was local! I actually stumbled across this years ago but it has never been close enough to visit so this was really cool to finally be able to go!



       So much of the Magical World is from actual history. It is so interesting to learn where certain ideas and such are rooted from. 





Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Potions Fun!





       It can sometimes be hard to make learning "magical" so I wanted to find "potions" that had actual science in it when I stumbled across this book and I LOVE IT!!! The book also has a link to download potions labels to make it even more fun! These are actual science experiments with a magic twist! Now I will say I had no idea how much work would go into getting all the ingredients for this. Some I had to order off line. None were really expensive, just the searching and all was time consuming. I didn't want to just start off with a few things and every time she would say I want to do this or that etc. I would be stumped finding stuff. I wanted it all together nice and neat so she could have complete freedom in picking or choosing what she wanted to do! 



Thursday, May 31, 2018

Herbology Fun!


        We are still putting together all of our summer Magic School goodies!






       

Friday, May 25, 2018

Magic Summer Time



       So this week Skyler has picked her books to start out her summer lessons and we cleaned and organized her Magic School space! I am really looking forward to her Herb Fairies lessons!




     
       Her Wizards Workshop sure has grown from being one little shelf!




       She calls this the Astronomy Tower!


       All of her Magical Creatures have found a new home in their own little cubby instead of being spaced all over the room!






Thursday, May 17, 2018

FAIRIES!!!!


           There is nothing more magical than a fairy garden! We wanted ours to stand out so we turned it into a tea party! This little table and chairs has been hers since as far back as she remembers but she is long since out grown it. Re purposing is always fun! This summer she is learning all about fairies and healing herbs. Magic School has been so hit and miss and she really enjoys it so I have to make sure it happens more. We joined Herb Fairies and it is amazing! She will learn all about healing herbs and natural remedies with a fairy theme! How fun is that!











Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spiderwick During Week 9


        A special little witch got a special delivery this week! Not quite sure how I missed The Spiderwick Chronicles popularity but I sure did! Thankfully Hagrid realized this totally belonged in every study of Magical Creatures and sent her a gift box!