Sunday, October 31, 2010

Character Anagrams!

Solve the following character anagrams and post the answers on your blog.

Have fun!

  1. SPARSE VENUES--Severus Snape
  2. GO UNLOAD LOVE--Luna Lovegood
  3. A MOTH SEDAN--DeanThomas
  4. FLUSH CIGAR--Argus Filch
  5. SLICK AIRBUS----Sirius Black
  6. DUMB ANALOG--Ludo Bagman
  7. A DRY MOO-CALF--Draco Malfoy
  8. UNSNAP THE SKI--Stan Shunpike (bus driver forgot about him!)
  9. PIT-A-PAT RIVAL---Pavarti Patil
  10. AN OLD JEER--Lee Jordan

Sunday, October 24, 2010


The seven Horcruxes. The Horcruxes were created as a way to give Voldemort everlasting life. As long as a Horcrux exists, he will be able to live. In order to create Horcrux, Voldemort had to murder someone.
Harry Potter. Created when Harry's parents were killed.

Nagini. Bertha Jorkins died which created the Nagini Horcrux.
Tom Riddle's Diary. Created when Moaning Myrtle died.

Marvolo Gaunt's Ring. This was a special Horcrux. Not even Voldemort knew that the stone in the ring was the Resurrection Stone--one of the three Deathly Hallows. Voldemort killed his own father to create this Horcrux.

Helga Hufflepuff's Cup, Voldemort stole from and killed Hepzibah Smith to create this Horcrux. He also stole Salazar Slytherin's Locket.

Salazar Slytherin's Locket, a muggle was killed to create this Horcrux.

Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem, an Albanian peasant's death created this Horcrux.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Snickerdoodle Basket Weaving!

Well, I'm happy to report that since the first class of beginner basket weaving filled so fast at the LYS, that they scheduled a new one. My mom and I were both able to get into the class. We went last night, and the class ran over and hour just so everyone could be sure to go home with a completed basket. Jill, our instructor, was real sweet to stay so long and be so patient with all the new weavers.

I learned so much, and my thumbs are still sore from pulling and tucking and weaving all those reeds. I had so much fun though, that I spent hours today researching where to get a good deal on more basket weaving supplies. My research paid off, and I'll be calling and placing my order tomorrow. Oct 30, I'll try to get together with my mother and make another basket.

My plan is to make one or two more of these neat little baskets, and then try my hand at a larger basket to put by a changing table to hold diapers and baby clothes in easy reach. Anyway, that is the plan. I'll see how I do. It took four hours with an instructor at our elbow to make this basket. I'm hoping it doesn't take too much longer than that to make another basket.

My beautiful creation was made with a moss green reed, while my mother used a pretty purple reed. I can't wait to try to make another.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Matching Wands

Match the wand with the owner.

Vine wood and Dragon Heartstring i. Hermione Granger

Walnut and Dragon Heartstring k. Belatrix Lestrange

Hawthorn and Unicorn tail hair m. Draco Malfoy

Hornbeam and Dragon Heartstring d. Viktor Krum

Ash and Unicorn hair g. Cedric Diggory

Rosewood and Veela Hair l. Fleur Delacour

Elder and Thestral Hair b. Albus Dumbledore

Mahogany and an unknown core j. James Potter

Elm and Dragon Heartstring e. Lucius Malfoy

Cherry and Unicorn hair c. Mary Cattermole

Yew and Phoenix Feather h. Tom Riddle

Holly and Phoenix Feather f. Harry Potter

Willow and Unicorn Hair a. Ron Weasley

So thankful for wikis. I didn't know many of these without the help of a wiki!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Week four assignment

This week we’re going to test your knowledge of Deathly Hallows. Put your answers to the quiz and your essay answer on your blog and it will count for this week’s blogging requirement. Ready

Why does Harry accuse Remus Lupin of being a coward?

Lupin offers assistance to Harry, Ron and Hermione even though he does not know what their plan is. He reveals Tonks is pregnant. He is afraid his child will be a werewolf, and that he will be an unfit father.

Who is R.A.B.?

Regulus Arcturus Black. Younger brother to Sirius. He is the one who took Salazar's locket.

According to legend, what would a person become if he could assemble the Deathly Hallows?

Master of Death

What is Ariana Dumbledore rumored to be?


What is written on Harry’s parents’ gravestone?

The Last Enemy that Shall Be Destroyed is Death

Why does Krum want to fight Xenophilius Lovegood?

He wears Grindelwald's Mark

Why does Voldemort seek the Elder Wand?

He wants to defeat Harry.

Where did Dumbledore’s family live?

Godric's Hollow

Whose eye does Harry see in his magic mirror shard?

Aberforth Dumbledore

What item does Harry steal from Gringotts?

Hufflepuff Cup

Where does Rita Skeeter get her information about Dumbledore?

Bathilda Bagshot

What is inside the Snitch that Dumbledore leaves Harry?

Resurrection Stone

Why does Dumbledore leave Ron a Deluminator?

So he can get back to Harry.

Why has Hermione not read The Tales of Beedle the Bard?

She is muggle born and so not familiar with typical wizard children's stories.

What is Dumbledore’s greatest regret?

He helped Gellert Grindelwald

Whose mail did Snape open?

Aunt Petunia's

What form does Snape’s Patronus take?


Why can the Sword of Gryffindor destroy Horcruxes?

It has basilisk venom

What name is given to wizards who help Mudbloods?

Blood traitors

How do Harry and his friends enter the Ministry of Magic?

Through the toilet

Who made Harry’s wand?


Essay Question

Choose one of the following questions and post your answer to your blog.

  1. How does Harry change over the course of the novel? Is The Deathly Hallows a true coming-of-age story?

  2. In what ways do the dead speak to the living in this book?

  3. In what way do Ron and Hermione act as foils for Harry, drawing out his qualities and characteristics more clearly?