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Lesson #4 OWLS [13 Apr 2007|01:11am]

Lesson #4 OWLS

Date Assigned: 4-13-07 (Friday)
Date Due: 4-20-07 (Friday)
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NEWS [11 Apr 2007|08:46pm]

Extra Credit- The deadling is Friday, but if I still only have one submission then that person wins by default and another 25 points will go to Gryffindor. Do you really want Gryffindor to win all the time other houses?

Mini Reports- are now no longer deadlined. These will almost be like extra credit assignments. You can do them at your own time. I will continue to post one a week. This way, if we have someone who joins in the class late they can earn these points whereas they cannot go back and do the lessons.

Lesson 3- is looking pretty naked, these are very simple ways to earn points. Most of the answers are provided in the text.

Lesson 4- will be posted on Friday as usual.

Quiz 1- is upcoming. It will be a great way to earn points as long as you can reference Lessons 1-3.

**other than that this concludes the news for our class, if you have other suggestions or comments please feel free**
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NEWS [09 Apr 2007|10:28pm]

Extra Credit Extension. The icon and signature graphic contest has been extended til Friday.

Participation has been slacking on the mini reports. Would you all rather me not make those available? They are a good way to earn points but I dont want to waste my time if no one does those.

You have all been doing a GREAT job on the lessons. Keep up the awesome work.
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Class notification [07 Apr 2007|01:05am]


Grades thus far:

missleila 0/115=F
j_belletto 120/115=A++
wildknight_20 30/115=F
aylaranzz 30/115=F
xlotusxblossomx 75/115=D
shadowhisperer 95/115=B
unnecessary_ 0/15=F

There is a huge extra credit offer ;) Perhaps check it out!
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Lesson #3 HIPPOGRIFFS [06 Apr 2007|09:40pm]


Date Assigned: 4-6-07 (Friday)
Date Due: 4-13-07 (Friday)

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MINI REPORT #2 [03 Apr 2007|09:06am]


Date Assigned: 4-3-07 (Tuesday)
Date Due: any time

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EXTRA CREDIT [02 Apr 2007|12:02pm]

Extra Credit Opportunity #1
Date Assigned:4-2-07 (Monday)
Date Due:4-9-07 (Monday) 4-13-07 (Friday) EXTENSION!

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Lesson #2 GRIFFINS [30 Mar 2007|02:16am]

Lesson #2 GRIFFINS

Date Assigned: 3-30-07 (Friday)
Date Due: 4-6-07 (Friday)

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MINI REPORT #1 [27 Mar 2007|04:37pm]


Date Assigned: 3-27-07 (Tuesday)
Date Due: anytime
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I will unscreen these so no two people do the same creature.

This assignment is worth 25 points.
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Lesson #1 INTRODUCTION TO CLASS AND OVERVIEW [23 Mar 2007|07:12pm]


Date Assigned: 3-23-07 (Friday)
Date Due: 3-30-07 (Friday)
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Hello students! [20 Mar 2007|11:21pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

New professor here, My name is Kelly, or RubyStarfire. Call me what you wish. I plan on having a lesson up once every two weeks, though hopefully more like once a week. First things first, I would like to take roll and see who is still interested in this class. I'd like to do some cleanup on the info page.

So without further ado, could you comment with the following information:

Region you live in (you don't have to tell me where you live, but I'm going to tailor some assignments to mythical creatures in your area perhaps):

Thanks a bunch and I'll be posting the first lesson soon!

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Lesson #4 [01 Aug 2006|11:58pm]

[ mood | mellow ]

This is not a very long lesson, and for some it might be good, and others bad. But I was very lost at what I wanted to do for lessons. All different things kept popping into my mind, but I think this one was the best.

Our third lesson is going to be on Sphinxes. A creature I find absolutely fascinating.

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Now tell me what you get when add a few numbers
Or when at a loss for words and become a mumbler!

The answer is hot and always fun
Do you know the answer?
'Cos the riddle is done

Now of course, the fun part! The assignment:

You are in the Triwizard Tournament and, as Harry did, you see the cup. But there is a sphinx in your way! Answer the quick riddle and you win 35 Points towards your house!!

Now, for you to actually win the cup, and not be hurled off into a distant graveyard make up a quick riddle yourself. It can only be a One Word answer and has to be at least three lines!

**Extra Credit will be given out according to how lengthy and clever your riddle is. :)**

The assignment is due on Tuesday August 8th at Midnight EST

I hope you have fun with this little assignment. I can't wait to read all of your riddles. ^_^

Art & COMC Professor
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Lesson #3 [26 Jul 2006|12:48am]

By popular demand, as many of you seemed to have loved Phoenixes by your introductions, they are precisely what our third lesson is going to be on.

The Phoenix

The phoenix is a magical bird about the size of a swan. The phoenix has crimson feathers on its body and a golden tail as long as a peacock's. Its claws and beak are gleaming gold and its eyes are black. The scarlet body feathers glow faintly in darkness, while the golden tail feathers are hot to the touch.. Phoenix tail-feathers are a powerful magical substance according to Mr. Ollivander, and are suitable for use as wand.

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Now onto your assignment! This is a very canon assignment, as most of the questions are relating to Harry Potter:

    1. What Phoenix is mentioned in the Harry Potter series? (5 points)
    2. At which point in the Harry Potter series did said Phoenix use its powers represented in Fact #2? (10 Points)
    3. Name two instances in the Harry Potter series where said Phoenix used its powers representred in Fact #4. (10 points)
    4. What part of the Harry Potter series did a Phoenix use its abilities mentioned in Fact #5? (10 Points)
    5. Do you or can you relate to this mystical and extraordinary bird? If so, how? If not, why not? (Think metaphorically in this, obviously) (15 points)

Extra Credit:
    1. Which magical creature was used before the Golden Snitch in Quidditch? (5 points)
    2. What M.O.M. Classification is this creautre and why is its classification so interesting? (10 points)

Including Extra Credit you can earn up to 65 points towards your class. The least amount of points you can earn towards your class is 0 points. This assignment is due on August 1st at Midnight EST.

Enjoy and have lots of fun with it!
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Points are Added Up! [19 Jul 2006|10:42pm]

[ mood | blank ]

I'd like to say that all the points are added up from our first lesson The Importance of the Care of Magical Creatures.

So check out the userinfo to see how many points your house has earned! I urge Slytherin to hurry up and contribute!

Also, the CoMC Second Lesson is up and awaiting turn-ins! Lovely job from the people that have already handed in the assignment!

Good job on the previous assignment and good luck on the present one!

-Mindy // Hufflepuff
Art & COMC Prof.

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Lesson #2 [18 Jul 2006|11:51pm]

Lesson Deux

Alright Care of Magical Creature kids. (I like alliterations) My second lesson for you is this:

Classifying, Finding, & Identifying Different Magical Creatures

The Ministry of Magic has 5 different classifications of every single species of magical creature in the wizarding world.

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For this lesson I am going to give you five different species of creatures. And do you know what you're going to do with those five different species? Well Mindy will tell you! But first, the five creatures are:

  • Griffin

  • Nundu

  • Flobberworm

  • Fwooper

  • Diricawl

  • __________________________________________________________________

    Now your assignment:

    Classify all 5 of these beasts into their correct M.O.M. Class. (There is only one of each class) Please describe each of these creatures and tell me why they are classified as they are. (What makes them dangerous, what makes them boring?) I also want a picture for each of these animals. (I've searched online and they are available)

    Extra Credit: if you draw them or if you edit the pictures in photoshop. (Being a PS nut myself, I will allow photo manipulations to count OR a graphic of all the pictures you've found online. Remember this part is optional.)


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    </b>The assignment will be worth 30 points. Everyone will recieve at least this much. Depending on your response I will award you up to 75 points. The extra credit will be worth an additional 50 points.

    So think about it everyone, this assignment can earn you up to 125 points for your house!

    It will be due on July 25th, 2006 at Midnight EST time.

    Have fun with this one! I can't wait for it to be handed in.

    -Mindy / Hufflepuff
    COMC & Art Prof.
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    Introduction: [01 Jul 2006|11:15pm]

    [ mood | artistic ]

    ***Please Check the Userinfo and see if you are on the class roster. If you are not there then please please please fill this out!!!!***

    Everyone who is knew to Castle Hogwarts or is just joining our lovely Care of Magical Creatures class for the first time, I would ask all of you to please fill out this intro so I can add you to the class roster:

    What is your favorite magical creature and why?:
    Who has been your favorite good magical creature presented in the films?:
    Who has been your favorite evil magical creature presented in the films?:
    What about least favorite?:
    Are you interested in Non-Canon Magical Creatures:

    Thank you so much! And I really hope you enjoy yourself and all the lessons who learn at ch_comc

    You will reciece 5 points towards your house for your introductory comment. :)

    Mindy // Hufflepuff
    Art & COMC Prof.

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    First Lesson! [11 Jul 2006|11:49pm]

    [ mood | creative ]

    Our first lesson is going to be very simple. It's the beginning of term and I think we should start off more simple. :)

    What is the imporatance of Care of Magical Creatures

    The Ministry of Magic's Department of Regulation and Control of Magical creatures has 5 main and important jobs. They are:

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    2. Controls on Selling and BreedingCollapse )

    3. Disillusionment CharmsCollapse )

    4. Memory CharmsCollapse )

    5.The Office of MisinformationCollapse )

    Please read all of the above before handing in this assignment.

    Now your assignment today is to answer this:

    Why do we continue, as a community and as individuals, to attempt and conceal magical beast, even those who are savage and untameable?

    Every respnse will earn at least 10 points. Depending on your answer and how thorough it is you will be able to earn up to 50 points for your response. All entried will be screened.

    Assignments are due one week from today on July 18th, 2006. The day I see Ringo Starr

    I hope you have fun with the assignment! Don't forget to join ch_art if you haven't already. Even if you don't have an image editing program there will be alternate assignments!!

    --Mindy // Hufflepuff
    Art & COMC Professor

    PS -- Take a look at our new layout! :)
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    [10 Jul 2006|11:16pm]

    Okay, I just talked to our lovely Headmistress and I think, what I'm going to do is delete everyone in the community so we can really start fresh.

    Please keep a lookout in the main community for a post from me saying when you should re-apply.

    I'm sorry for the confusion. :(

    Art & COMC Professor
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    Syllabus and First Assignment! [11 Apr 2006|10:24am]
    Good Morning, Class!

    Welcome to Care of Magical Creatures! I am your professor, MeadowGreen. I also teach ch_muggstudies and am the Head of Ravenclaw House, so some of you will be seeing a lot of me. =) You can find my contact information on the class information page.

    The study of magical creatures and their care is fascinating, and has many practical uses. From keeping puffskein as pets, to ridding your garden of those pesky gnomes, learning to care for magical creatures is rewarding and there are many job opportunities for those who pursue its study.

    I have two goals for this class:

    1. To educate you about the many wonderful creatures in the wizarding world, and
    2. To enable you to speak knowledgeably about magical creatures and their care.

    The text we will be using for this class is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander. You may also use any other resource available to you to complete the assignments, however you must cite any other resources you use (book title, URL, etc.)

    To encourage participation, I am introducing a term-long contest: whoever has the most points at the end of the term (June 30th) will win a grab bag full of prizes, and a nifty banner for your info page!

    Since this class has been inactive since October, 2005, I will be doing some housekeeping here in the classroom. Therefore, your first assignment is going to be to introduce yourselves to me and your classmates. Completing this assingment well keep you on the class roster and earn 20 points for your house!

    Please use complete sentences when answering, or cut and paste the questions into the body of your comment. Also remember to sign your assigment with your name and/house, or you won't receive any points! This assignment is due Saturday, April 15, 2006. Good luck!

    1. What is/are your favorite magical creature(s)?
    2. What interests you about magical creatures and their care?
    3. Do you have any magical creatures at home kept as pets?
    4. Which magial creatures would you like to study this term?

    Professor // Care of Magical Creatures
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    [30 Oct 2005|09:12pm]

    Dear students,

    ch_comc is taking a lot of my time, in fact too much time for me to be able to work this class to my own full satisfaction. I think this class has a lot of potential, and I know of some very bright, participating students. However, the homework I give you can and should be of higher quality and frequency, neither of which I can offer you with my current busy life. So I decided to quit this job and focus on real life instead -- my study, my family and friends, my boyfriend, my pets and my home are among a few of the things that deserve my full attention. :)

    So this position's open for anybody who'd like to teach a Care of Magical Creatures class! The app was already up back when all the new profs and prefects for the next term were chosen, but none applied -- I guess I should have put up a post on my resigning before. I'm sorry I lacked on this department.

    Anyway - if you'd like the position, please comment with the following (comments will be screened):

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    I loved giving this class, and I'd like to thank you all for the wonderful time you've given me. I'll be hanging around as a regular student from now on, perhaps even following your very own class! ;)

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