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!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Week 6

In Wizardology this week we studied the things we can use to predict the future! The had alot of fun playing with the cards that were included in the book.

Fox also had fun with the palm reading. He kept trying to read his own as well as Skylers. In Magical creatures we learned about a vorpol bunny. The description was very similiar to the bunny in our house as Fox had to point out.

We were a week behind on our potions so this week they got to do two of them. There was no complaint there.

The first being from the yahoo group and it was making a crystal garden. Sadly I had to look up some stuff online because the potion did not tell us how much of each ingredient to add. The have learned from their potions study you must follow directions exactly!
Skyler just had to smell the invertebrae sponges!
It was great to hear Fox say sodium chloride was salt. I like when he remembers the things we learn in science. Makes me feel as if I haven't wasted my breathe.
Damian thought the dragons tears smelled funny! This is actually liquid bluing.  One the garden was complete we set it in my room to be undisturbed and now we wait and I really hope it works!

The second potion we did was touch of lightening. This is from the old Harry Potter science kits.

They really liked the little cauldrons and the mixing wands alot.

Damian liked watching the lightening bolt vanish from the golden rod paper. The did their goblin jobs and today was a Diagon Alley Day and because of the extra work Damian did he got to shop first! Fox decided to skip out on his job so I offered Damain the job and he made the money! He finally got to buy the magic worm he had wanted for quite a while now. I have no idea why but he loves these things.

Skyler bought stuff this time and only a bit of candy. She liked the sugared butterfly box. She finally has her magical pony. She also got the last worm!!


Fox bought some fizzing wizbees, a unicorn horn and a cauldron cake! He was really happy with that cauldron cake!

Look at that BIG smile! She is such a happy little wizard girl! For more pics of this week go here.




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