It was a horrible day at work, but thankfully got better outside of work.


My students are just off! They are hiding, sneaking out of the classroom, wrestling on the carpet. I’m to the point where I just don’t even want to go:(

We tackled a journal, two math drills, and a movie about the Arctic.

It felt like it was an uphill battle. The best part of the day was when I taught a reading lesson on sounding out. The kids were super engaged and it was good I did it as it reminded me how much work reading can be when you’re not good at it yet.

I think tomorrow I’m going to try a lot of exercise and teaching while they’re at their desks rather than the carpet. We’ll see how it goes.


I went home after my massage and worked on my Date Night sweater. I have high hopes for this sweater.


Tonight was a Harry Potter theme night.

We got 9/15 in the first round, 2nd place in the second round, 6/15 in the third round and 3rd place in the fourth round. Obviously I’m much better at Kahoot where I have choices.

Some of the questions I knew:

Who is the nephew of Bellatric LeStrange?

Draco Malfoy

Who was the youngest victim of the battle at Hogwarts?

Colin Creevey

Who took Ginny Weasley to the Yule Ball?

Neville Longbottom

Whose memories did Hermione alter before going in search of the Horcruxes?

Her parents

Who became headmaster of Hogwarts after Snape?

Minerva McGonagall

Whose home is in Grimmauld Place?

Sirius Black

What word did Bellatrix LeStrange carve into Hermione’s arm?


How many times do you have to walk by the Room of Requirement honking of what you need before it will open?


What serum was Cho Chang given to tell where Dumbledore’s Army was?


What is an ingredient in poly juice?

Lace wings

What is Harry’s last name?


How many different actor cats played Mrs. Norris?


How many fake Harry’s were there for the trip to Grimmauld Place?


How many different uses for dragon’s blood did Dumbledore find?


How many different fouls are there in Quidditch?


Which group met at a pub in Hogsmeade?

Dumbledore’s Army

What actress designed her own jewelery?

Luna Lovegood

What is the pub in Hogsmeade?

The Three Broomsticks

Where does the tunnel to the shrieking shack start?

Whomping Willow

Which actor almost had to be replaced because he lost so much weight?


Who saw the attack by Dementors on Harry and Dudley?

Mrs. Figg

What does Dumbledore see himself holding in the mirror?


Who made the prophecy about Harry and Voldemort?

Sybil Trelawney

Well I’m off to bed.

Have fun!


35 thoughts on “Trivia Tuesday #37

  1. I knew Harry’s last name!!! Do you have any idea why the children in your classroom are being so difficult? At this point in the school year, I presume most have settled down.

    1. This is our time of greatest academic learning right now and usually my students come back from Christmas ready for that. Unfortunately I haven’t figured out why this group is like this:(

  2. Harry Potter trivia would be so fun!! Now I kind of want to buy all the books and reread them haha. I hope your students are better behaved today!

  3. Allison, it sounds like you are having a rough week. I know there are times when the kids just can’t get out of their own way. When dealing with middle schoolers, that can get dicey. Does it feel like Friday is never going to get here? I came to work convinced it was Thursday.

      1. They are a lovely little breed of kids. I really enjoy them, but boy…add hormones and social media to the mix and we start fantasizing about wine before the dismissal bell rings.

      2. Puppies. There is an organization that breeds golden retrievers specifically for service dogs. They have a web cam. When the going gets tough, I watch puppies. My boss knows when the puppies appear, I’m having a day!! Can’t be cranky when looking at puppies.

  4. There are just years where you feel like they will never get it, my class was like that last year. I swear I pulled my hair out every day. It makes you want to back up and remember to give more attention to the children who are doing the right things and paying attention. So many kiddos now negative attention seek wayyyy too much

    1. I am definitely trying to concentrate on the good, but lately even the good ones have been off the walls. Thankfully today was a better day!

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