Saturday, April 17, 2010

Homeworks! (HSKS)

HSKS Post. :)

This week's homework is Care of Magical Creatures! How fun! I always enjoy this class because I love the strange variety of creatures that Hogwarts has to offer!
Pt. 1: Protective Gear and Accessories for Care of Magical Creatures (sorry, had no time to get pictures!)
What gear would I need to handle a magical creature? Well, definitely gloves, because lots of creatures have sharp claws, horns (and sometimes sharp edges or spikes!) and even like to bite!

Another item I would want is earplugs! We all know that mandrakes require earmuffs because their screams can harm us, but earplugs are something that would be good for more than just mandrakes! Have a crying, whining creature? Not any more!

Also something that would be really important would be a knife or scissors. Why? What if your creature gets stuck somewhere and you need to free them? Need to chop food for your creature? Or, if your creature has nails or claws, scissors might come in handy for trimming them.

One thing I would definitely want is a protective smock of some sort, like a ponchocloak. :) This is a must for any situation where there's a mess involved, because when you're done tending the creatures, you can just slip the ponchocloak off and you're still clean and tidy underneath!

Finally, a bag for carrying all of this in! Also, might be handy for carrying said magical creature. :)

Pt 2: House Elf Quiz!

1. Please describe the physical appearance of a house elf.

Short and lean (with skinny arms and legs), large eyes and large pointy ears.

2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family?
The Noble House of Black. :)

3. What is Hermione Granger making for the house elves?
    knitted hats and socks in an effort to give them clothes.
4. How do you free a house elf?
By presenting them (even unintentionally, as Lucius Malfoy discovered!) with clothes.

5. What does S.P.E.W. stand for?

Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Hi friend! Sounds like you're on track for an "O" on your Care of Magical Creatures O.W.L.!

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