Student took on trolls outside with a hobbit themed parachute game. Next they set up camp in the 'caves' of BHS and found Sting, The Goblin-Clever and the Foe-Hammer.
Then it was back to work on clay and creating mini Hobbit books. Much to everyone's alarm this clay Gandalf pictured below was defeated by Smaug and badly burned. (The oven got turned up too high!) But he still looks good, Gandalf can come out of anything.
Gryffindor Wins House Cup!
For a first time in years Gryffindor wins the house cup.
Well done Gryffindor, well done.
Last year Hufflepuff won and in 2013 it was Slytherin.
The places this year were as follows:
But lets remember the sorting hats advice and to not let the houses we are in divide us. It was just for fun!
Mischief Managed! This was another great year...next year's story line will be book 2.
Snape could not be bothered to show up for remedial potions. Students practiced on their own for their snack break. This was a warm up before Advanced Potions tomorrow.
Dueling, Divination,and Draco....Today was an interesting day!
All 57 students were sorted into houses. They choose their own based on their personalities.
"It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities"- Albus Dumbledore.
Students will be competing for the house cup. Good deeds, trivia, and challenges will earn them points.
This year's camp is based around book 1: Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone. Students gathered outside to use the parachute to throw into the air over a hundred "acceptance letters" to Hogwarts. Just like Harry they were desperate to see what was inside. The envelopes were filled with house points and special twists.
The Wand Chooses the Wizard
Or in this case the wizard creates the wand. After revisiting the wands of characters from the books, the magical cores, the woods these wands were made from and their significance, students had many options to create their own wand.
The materials transfigured were chopsticks, spools, various wood pieces, sculpey clay, paint and embellishments. See images below that show the various stages.
Just like at Hogwarts (think of the house elves) there is a lot of behind the scenes work done to make sure things to flow smoothly. Here are some images showing the process of getting ready.
It all starts with sorting through my vault (garage) where I store all my art teaching supplies and everything Harry Potter you see in class. Look around the classroom and try to imagine it all being in my garage in boxes! I do this often.
The room definitely needs some serious transfiguration.
The space needs to be transformed into a magical place that inspires creativity and celebrates the wonderful wizardry world that J.K. Rowling has created.
Look at the gallery below to see how the room begins to shape up with props I have created and bought, banners, paper, and posters!