Making Learning Magical with Harry Potter- Part 3

Welcome Part 3 of this mini blog series! If you are just joining us, you can read Parts 1 & 2 here and here.

If you haven't jumped on the Harry Potter in the classroom bandwagon yet, I sure hope you do soon! This was the most magical month in my teaching career, and I look forward to doing it all again next year.

So, let's get to part 3! Week 3 in our book study we focused on Chapters 8-11.

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Making Learning Magical with Harry Potter- Part 2


Welcome to Part 2 of Making Learning Magical with Harry Potter! I hope you enjoyed the launch of our unit and reading all about week 1 last week. If you missed that post, click here to get all caught up!

Week 2 started off with a bang! In chapter 4, Harry receives his Hogwarts letter.   I printed the letters on parchment paper to make them look real. Students came in Monday morning to find their own personalized Hogwarts letter on their desks. They were ECSTATIC!
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Making Learning MAGICAL with HP- Part 1

Something magical has been happening in my classroom…
I have MOTIVATED, ENTHUSIASTIC, and AVID readers! Students who would barely pick up a book without being forced would read through recess if they could!

How is this magic happening? With a magical book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

I had an epiphany "well, duh!" moment last year. So many times I referenced Harry Potter throughout the year, and students knew it was my favorite. Towards the end of the year, one little yahoo raised his hand after one of my HP references and said, "Mrs. Cap, if you love Harry Potter so much, why don't you teach it?!" *Insert palm smack to the face here.* Oh my gosh, my 4th graders are genius! Fast forward 6 months, and I am knee deep in wizards, witches, wands, potions, and love for reading!

I want to share with you the magic that we have created in our classroom. I spent 5 weeks on this unit, and it was a whirlwind of a time! I will be telling all about the activities of each week in a blog post. I will be bundling all of these activities into a no prep novel study! I plan to have this done in the next week or so so keep an eye out for it. :) It is available now! Click here to purchase.



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