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[22 Oct 2008|02:25pm]

j_belletto
This is your extra credit assignmet to go with assignment one. To get credit for it you must have done assignement one.

Due to Halloween coming I thought this might be fun. There is a show on the History Channel called Monster Quest. I would like you to watch an episode, and do a little report on it.

www.history.com/video.do

If the show you choose is about trying to prove whether a monster exists, tell me what evidence was presented, what was the evidence against ,and how did they debunk the evidence they show to prove the existence.

If the show was about a particular thing that has been confused with a monster (ie the condition that causes hair grow on the whole body that has caused Werewolf stories) tell me about the story

Nothing fancy, notthing super long. Just have fun.

There can be a lot of time spent on watching the video so I want to make it worth your while, 75 points for this assignment.

James ~ DADA

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Assignment 1 [22 Oct 2008|09:08am]

j_belletto

Vampires~

Vampires are creatures of the night. They have been involved in a lot of cultures lores. There is hardly a culture that does not have a creature similar to a vampire as we know it.  The following was taken from Wikipedia~

"The notion of vampirism has existed for millennia; cultures such as the Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Ancient Greeks, and Romans had tales of demons and spirits which are considered precursors to modern vampires. However, despite the occurrence of vampire-like creatures in these ancient civilizations, the folklore for the entity we know today as the vampire originates almost exclusively from early 18th century Southeastern Europe, when verbal traditions of many ethnic groups of the region were recorded and published. In most cases, vampires are revenants of evil beings, suicide victims, or witches, but they can also be created by a malevolent spirit possessing a corpse or by being bitten by a vampire. Belief in such legends became so pervasive that in some areas it caused mass hysteria and even public executions of people believed to be vampires."

Vampires have may powers according to legend and weaknesses as well. Some stories take some of the powers and leave some and the same with weaknesses. For Example~

Powers~
Shapeshifting ~ Mist, Wolf, Bat
Mind Control
Mind Reading
Flight
Extreme Jumping
Super Strength
Super Speed
Super Reflexes

Weaknesses~
Sunlight
Crosses
Holy Water
Wooden Steaks
Fire

This weaknesses and powers are not common to all stories. So Your assignment~
I would like you all to search the internet for a picture of a vampire. Any one will do. Tell me a little about this vampire (Be creative)~
Where is it From?
What does it hunt?
How did it become a Vampire?
What are its strengths?
What are it's weaknesses?
Interesting Fact~

Your Points will be 40 for the whole assignment. 10 for the picture and 5 points for each question. As always I give extra credit for awnsers I particually like.

Due Nov. 15th

James ~ DADA

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Wow Your Professor Sucks! [16 Oct 2008|09:33am]

j_belletto
Hey guys! So sorry for the late Post. I have just got done training and taking state exams for a new joba nd have been spending my time studying. And let me tell you what I was studying was SO boring... 

Welcome to a New (Belated) Term in DADA

Tell us about yourself!

Name 
House
Favorite Food
Favorite Dark Creature
What would you have done in the last battle?

James ~ Gryffindor ~ DADA ~ HoH 

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Announcments and Assignment Three [26 Jul 2008|10:19am]

j_belletto
 Hello Class!
First I would like to aplogize for not putting a due date on the last assignment... Usually with a due date I take off 10% for every day late, but with that assignment there will be no deduction for turning it in late. However the due date would most likely have been next week, it gives you guys plenty of time. 

2nd ~ Any new students can do past assignments for full credit, because you joined the class late you are freed from the due dates on any assignment posted before you joined or the week you joined. Your due date becomes the end of the term.

3rd~ Your assignment

This assignment will be in parts.... First I would like you all to choose a country. Post what country you choose as a comment and I will tell you the rest of the assignment. This assignment will be worth quite a bit. 

James ~ Gryffindor ~ DADA ~ HoH 

DUE ~ Aug 10

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[16 Jul 2008|10:44am]

j_belletto
 I am sorry I have not been more active, but there is an illness in my family that has made it hard for me to focus on doing anything but sleeping.... But Here is another assignment.

Curses and Jinxes and Hexes~ 

Match the list of Curses to the list of descriptions. Three Points per match.

1 ~Conjunctivitus Curse
2~Duro
3~Tarantallegra
4 ~Avada Kedavra
5~ Petrificus Totalus
6~Confringo
7~Obscuro
8~Legilimens
9~ Bat-Bogey Hex
10~ Oppugno
11~Densaugeo
12~ Imperio
13~ Morsmordre
14~ Serpensortia
15~Crucio

a~Conjures a serpent from the spell caster’s wand
b~Grotesquely enlarges the target's bogeys, gives them wings, and sets them attacking the target.
c ~  Causes conjured objects to attack
d~ Used to temporarily bind the victim's body in a position much like that of a soldier at attention; the victim will usually fall to the ground
e~ Conjures the Dark Mark, Voldemort's mark. It is conjured when the Death Eaters had killed someone in a place.
f~ Causes anything that the spell meets to explode.
g~ Allows the caster to delve into the mind of the victim, allowing the caster to see the memories, thoughts, and emotions of the victim.
h~Inflicts unbearable pain on the recipient of the curse.
i~ Causes the teeth of the recipient to grow at an alarming rate
j~ Causes the victim of the curse to obey the spoken/unspoken commands of the caster
k~ Causes a bright green flash and a rushing noise; the curse causes instant death to the victim.
l~Turns its target to stone
m~ A curse that causes great pain to the victim's eyes
n~ Causes a blindfold to appear over the victim's eyes, obstructing their view of their surroundings.
o~ Makes victim's legs dance uncontrollably, so the victim cannot control his or her movements

 James ~ Gryffindor ~ HoH ~ DADA

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EC Assignment One [10 Jun 2008|04:25pm]

j_belletto

I wouls like you to take one of the above creatures and draw me a picture of it.... I know what you are thinking, I can not draw to save my life. Do not worry, I will not be judging your artistic abilities. You can draw them on paper and take a picture, draw them with paint, or find a picture and change it with paint shop. I will give you a base of 25 points per animal and a max of 3 animals can be done. Thats 75 point!!! 

Have fun!!!!  

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Assignment One [10 Jun 2008|03:25pm]

j_belletto
[ mood | hungry ]

Your first assignment class is a matching. This and EC assignment one will be about dark creatures. I have 10 creatures and 10 description that need to be matched. 3 points per match for a total of 30 points. It will be due in two weeks, June 24th.

1  Pogrebin
Boomslang
3 Chimaera
4 Red Cap
5 Basilisk
6 Manticores
7 Banshee
8 Yeti
9 Nogtail
10 Dementor


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Announcment! [10 Jun 2008|02:15pm]

j_belletto
[ mood | full ]

Alright Class! I am going to start putting assignments up... 

I will have One normal assignment and one extra Credit assignment for each subject. The extra credit assignement will more involved and/or more creative then the regular assignment. They will be worth a little more according to the amount of work I think they will take. Also you will not get credit for the extra credit assignment if you have not done the regular assignment for that subject. 

I am not going to do the assignments but weeks... I am going to just put up as many as I can, whenever I can... however I will do the due dates a week later from the last. assignment. i.e. Assignment 1 will be due in two weeks, as well as the EC assignment. Even if I get ASsignment 2 up that same week I will have the due date three weeks. I don't want to overwelm you.

We are going to try and keep participation up this term! We have some new blood coming in and we should get some real excitment going! We love HP and it shouldn't matter if the books are done there will always be thing to do and movies to wait for for a couple more years!

Lets have some fun!

James ~ DADA Professor

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Welcome! [02 Jun 2008|12:37am]

j_belletto
Welcome to a new term at Castle Hogworts!

As usual I am starting the Term off with a Survey... Shocking I know!

Name~
House~
Favorite Ice cream Flavor~
What character from HP would to like to Meet most~
Tell me a random fact about yourself~


Name~ James
House~ Gryffindor
Favorite Ice cream Flavor~ Godiva's Chocolate Raspberry
What character from HP would to like to Meet most~ Mc Gonagall
Tell me a random fact about yourself~ I know how to do the following dances: Tango, East Coast Swing, Fox Trot, Riverdance, Tap, Waltz, Rhumba, Salsa, Cha Cha.

Lets start this Term off strong!

James ~ Gryffindor ~ HoH ~ DADA

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Next Assignment [29 Mar 2008|12:39pm]

j_belletto
[ mood | chipper ]

This is Due April 25th.... that gives you guys plenty of time.

You guys did some great Ads for Wicked Witch and Wizard Weekly... they where fun... Now I want to to do another... only this time instead of a Curse you are to do a Dark Creature.  

So make a dark Creature. Mix creatures that you know of or make your own up from scratch. Make a Picture and an AD... 
What is your Creature, where does it live, what does it eat, what is Dark about it... are all things that should be in the AD along with reasons I would want to buy it... 

50 Points per Ad! (You can do another Creature for Extra Credit, for a total of two) Plus the creature I decide to "buy" wins it's owner's house another 50 points!

Have fun!

James ~ Gryffindor ~ DADA ~ HoH 

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Assignment 2 [18 Mar 2008|07:07pm]

j_belletto
I love Vampires... they are my favorite dark creature...

Your assignment~ I am not sure if you are aware of the RPG Vampire the Masquerade. Take a look on google or Wikipedia and do a little report on the clan of your choose. The only stipulation is that you do not do one already done...
The Clans are~
Assamite · Baali · Brujah · Caitiff · Cappadocian (V:DA) · Daughters of Cacophony (V:TM) · Followers of Set · Gangrel · Giovanni (V:TM) · Harbingers of Skulls (V:TM) · Kiasyd · Lasombra · Malkavian · Nosferatu · Ravnos · Salubri · Samedi (V:TM) · Toreador · Tremere · Tzimisce · Ventrue

Due April 4th

This assignment will be worth 40 base points... More Points for students that really get in the the assignment.

James ~ Gryffindor ~ DADA ~ HoH

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EC Assignment #1 [15 Feb 2008|10:29pm]

j_belletto
For your Extra Credit assignment this week I would like the class to do Signatures for your class mates. Take a look at the Replies to the welcome survey. Take a look and see what positions they hold, what House they are in, and make them a signature with their Name. Take a look at their interests and make them accordingly. Since we have not an Art Class we will have some creative fun with DADA.

You may do 4 Signatures for Credit at 10 points a piece. For a total of 40 points. I hold the right to award extra as I see fit... and HAVE FUN!!!! Remember no points will be awarded if you have not completed the Regular assignment.

This assignment will also me due March 1st. However after a one week grace period, with a 10% deduction, I will not give any points.

James ~ Gryffindor ~ DADA

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Assignment #1 [15 Feb 2008|10:21pm]

j_belletto
Assignment #1~

For your first assignment I will go with something creative. I did is assignment a term or two ago and really liked it. Your assignment is to come up with a Curse. This Curse an be anything you want...
You will Come up with~
Name~
Wand Movements~
Incantation~
Description of what it does~
Ad for "Wicked Wizard and Witch Weekly"~ "W.W.W.W." is a magazine for Dark Wizards. Your ad is to have a text section and a Piture of what this curse will do.

I will give 50 points if you do all the above. Back Down is 5 points for Name, wand movements, incantation, and Description and 15 for each the Text for the Ad and the Picture.

This will be due March 1st. Assignments Turned in late will have 10% deducted for each week late. Remember to do the extra Credit assignment you must do this assignemt.

James ~ Gryffindor ~ DADA

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Survey [06 Feb 2008|05:12pm]

j_belletto
Alright class the first assignment of the new term.

Tell us about you....

Name -

House -

Postions -

What is your favorite Book(HP or Not) -

Tell me what you think about musicals - 

If you were stuck on a deserted Island and could have one thing with you what would you have -

If you could change one thing from the past what would it be... Think about all the changes to the world... ie if you killed Hitler, then WWII would not have happened, then maybe your Grandparents would not have meet, then you would not exist, would you do it anyways.... Just give me a quick run down of what you would change and some highlights of changes to the World-

What do you want to cover this term-



I will try and have two assignments a week... One required, one extra. You do not have to do the Extra assignment, they are just there to give people who what to earn a lot of points the option, however you will not get the Exrta without doing the Regular assignment for that week. 

I hope to have a fun class!

James   Gryffindor   DADA Professor

(I have to find my sigs again)

BTW all the assignment due dates will be on the Profile page, I am really bad about remembering to add it, so if it is not on the assignment look there... 

Also this survey is required for all students! You will not get any points ths term if you do not do this! It is due in two weeks for all students unless you join late then it is due two weeks after you join the class...

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Hey Class!!! [02 Feb 2008|06:40pm]

j_belletto
Hey Guys we are bringing back CH!!! 
So let me know if you are going to participate in this class! 
Also if you have any suggestions let me know! 
I am always looking for things to do!

James ~ Gryffindor ~ DADA 

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[13 Sep 2007|06:44pm]

j_belletto
Hey Guys, We have a person sitting, waiting to be sorted! Lets get her done. Someone sorted you! Lets not make her sit to long!

James ~ Gryffindor

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Assignment # 2 Extra ~ Werewolves [11 Sep 2007|03:52pm]

j_belletto
I would like you to read a werewolf story. It can be a short story or a novel. I would like to tell me the Title, author, and a little mini report. About 1 paragraph about the plot, and one paragraph about what you thought of the book. I'm offering 25 points for a short story, or 75 for a full story. I'm making this assignment "Extra" because, I figure some people will have no desire to read a werewolf story, while others will not have the time for reading, with school starting.
If you are not sure what to read and would like a recommendation let me know.

You have until the 2nd of Oct. I'm also offering a 1 week grace period on this assignment as well!

James ~ DADA

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Assignment # 2 ~ Werewolves [11 Sep 2007|03:36pm]

j_belletto
[ mood | tired ]

Werewolves are my second favorite dark creature, mostly because they freak me out! I have always been afraid of werewolves, so werewolf stories and movies have always been one of my favorite.

So I would like you to write a story about werewolves. Or some other sort of fan-fic. Draw a picture, etc. I'll offer 50 points for this assignment and an extra 50 for the scariest of them all! (The Extra points are only for assignments turned in by the due date, or with in a one week grace period.) All assignments turned in late will have 10% deduted for each week late.

Please have fun!

Due 25th of Sept. (Contest will end Oct 2)

James ~ Gryffindor ~ DADA

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Extra Credit assignment #1 [04 Sep 2007|07:28pm]

j_belletto
[ mood | sick ]

Get out your Camera! This assingment will be a hunt for pictures of Vampires. Search the Internet for pictures of vampires and post up to five. They however can not be the same one as has been found by other students. So take a look at other students pictures to make sure you do not repost one. I will give you 5 points per picture and a extra 10 for doing all five for a total of 35 points. This should be pretty easy!

James - Gryffindor - DADA - Herbology 

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[04 Sep 2007|07:00pm]

j_belletto
 Vampires are my favorite dark creature! So I will start again with them. This term I would like to to make yourself into a vampire. 

Your appearance- Do you look normal and your fangs only show up when you are feeding? Can you blend in with Humans or are you a Nosferatu, and unable to be seen by humans, without causing a panic? What do you eyes look like? Tell me this and more!

Your food- Do you drink blood? Do you feed off of energy? Are you like a succubus and feed off of sexual energy? Can you drink the blood os animals or just humans? Tell me what you eat!

Your Strengths- Super Strength, Super Speed, Super Jump, Mind Reading, Magic, Shape shifting into bat, wolf, and\or mist. Pick your strengths! You can even make up your own.

Your Weaknesses- You have weaknesses! No vampire is without them. You must choose a weakness for every two strengths. They can be sunlight, crosses, garlic, holy water, or love (Sex Vampires can be hurt if they try to feed off of someone who has a true love). Can you not cross a threshold unless invited? Churches or other Holy ground? Stakes? Make up your own!

I'll give you ten points per question. Thats 40 points. More if I really like your description! 20 points Extra Credit if you take a picture of yourself and photoshop or paint it to look like your vampire self! (Please do not worry if you are not good at paint, just try, I suck too!) 

This assignment will be due on the 18th. 
James - Gryffindor- DADA

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