I hope you all enjoyed your break and that your return means you will all be focusing on the work that needs to be done before exams and not other silly things. This is the time to be serious and focus properly. Who knows perhaps those of you that haven't been will be able to catch up and actually manage to pass.
As you may or may not be aware, the leaving of High Inquisitor Snow means that I will be taking all Herbology classes. Ravenclaw and Gryffindor students, you shouldn't be too far apart from my original students, but please if you feel the need to speak to me due to a lack of understanding make an appointment with me and we'll talk it out.
As for homework, I'll be nice. I want each student to write me a report of a plant that grows in winter, near where they call home. Obviously this will mean a lot of overlap between many of the British students, but that doesn't mean you'll be able to get away with cheating. Trust me, I'll be able to tell.
Finally, I'm looking for volunteers who'd like to help me rip down the vines the High Inquisitor left around my Greenhouses. Anyone interested to come to Greenhouse One on Saturday after lunch. I'll be giving housepoints to anyone who does, and they'll be hot drinks. Surely that sweetens the deal enough?