onlyapparate: (teaching's what I do best)
I'm glad to see everyone is getting settled in and back into their day-to-day schedules. For our new students, welcome! I'm Professor Thobari Durandal Kumohira, or just Professor Kumohira if you'd like.

Gryffindors and Hufflepuffs, I'll be your Defense Against the Dark Arts professor! To our fifth and seventh years, this is a very important year for you all, so I hope you'll all be preparing especially for your tests. I hope to instruct you to the best of my ability and hope we can have a great year together!

Assignments )
onlyapparate: (gryffindor)
It seems like Anna delivered something to me on time for once! I wish she'd get in the habit of it, really... The letter in question was from Dumbledore. I'm quite honored; it seems I've been appointed Head of House! So as a note to all you Gryffindors out there, don't think that because I'm so lenient in class, I won't be strict as your house's Head. But in any case, let's beat Slytherin into the dust, alright?

[Filtered to whoever read Gabriel's last entry, this includes Gabriel too.]
I realize I may have worried some of you because of an altercation I had with Gabriel and Castiel. I think we've managed to work out most of the problems that went into that misunderstanding, but I'd like you all to know that I'm perfectly fine. And not, in any way, Gabriel's "bitch," though he would claim otherwise. [[oddly enough, those strikes are only hackable to Gabriel. And Castiel if he tries reallllly hard.]]
[/Filter]

It seems I'll be apparating to Monaco after all! Maron, I truly owe you. I'm looking forward to the teacher's conference and then it'll be just a few more days until classes start! This year is going to be exciting, isn't it?
onlyapparate: (smile)
So after discussing the schedule with Professor Yukimi, I think I've got a handle on what you all are giving in class. I'll be picking up where he left off, of course, but adding a few of my own personal touches here and there.

In any case, here are your assignments for the week. They are due at most, on Sunday. (Though I'm sure you all want to enjoy Valentine's Day, so feel free to hand them in early.)

First Years - Second Years: Dark Creatures; Please write an essay on the following subject: Hinkypunks. Include the traits that make them identifiable, where they can be found, and ways that you can defend yourself from them. For extra credit, you may include an additional 10-15cms on the history behind their discovery/the discovery of their countermeasures. Minimum 20 cm. (with extra credit, 30cm)

Third Years - Fourth Years: Dark Creatures; Please write an essay on the following subject: Grindylow. Include the traits that make them identifiable, where they can be found, and ways that you can defend yourself from them. For extra credit, you may include an additional 10-20cms on the history behind their discovery/the discovery of their countermeasures. Minimum 35 cm. (with extra credit, 50cm)

Fifth Years: Please write an essay on Necromancy. I'll be paying close attention to your word choice in describing its history. It's important to portray that you understand the material, so please try to write it in your own words. Also, for extra credit, you may include an additional 20-40cms on any notable past usages or modern takes on this form of magic. Minimum 50 cm. (with extra credit, 70cm)

Sixth - Seventh Years: Protego Totalum Practical. You will be expected to create the largest barrier you can with your abilities. The larger it is, the higher your grade. I will be working alongside Professor Yukimi in this evaluation (so if you don't get it on your first try, I'm afraid I can't help you.)

[[(copy-pasted for your convenience:)
For sixth - Seventh, the floor will be set up with something along these lines. Except.. more round and less crappy. A glass will be set up on the outer rim of each circle. Each student will be asking to cast Protego Totalum with an attempt to make the largest protective bubble they can. Depending on which glasses were spared, will determine their grade.

Say how they did, but I don't want a ton of "they made the biggest bubble ever." This will be a fast paced assignment and if your character doesn't do well under pressure or isn't a fast thinker, they probably didn't do so well.


Homework input is here.]]
onlyapparate: (teaching's what I do best)
Well, I'm certainly glad that's over with. Being fifteen made moving in rather difficult, not to mention that I felt more like a student than a teacher for a while... Thankfully I wasn't treated too cruelly, so that was an improvement.

In any case! I apologize for the delay, everyone. As you hopefully know, starting next Monday, I'll be teaching Hufflepuffs and Gryffindors in Defense Against the Dark Arts. If I could get a roll call set up in the meantime, that would be wonderful.

If all goes well, I'll have the rules and your assignments posted up by next week. In the meantime, if anyone wants to come talk to me about anything pertaining to the class, I'm available in my office most afternoons. Of course, you're free to stop me in the halls if you see me and have a question as well.

That's all for now. Hope to see you all next week.

August 2011

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