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.
*I have to be completely honest here. This was one of the craziest weeks of the school year. Partly because of all the hands-on fun we were having, and partly because of conferences and report cards. So, unfortunately, I was TERRIBLE at taking pictures during Week 3 of our book study. I will include everything I took here, and a little freebie as an apology!*
In these chapters, the friendship between our main character trio is really developing. I spent a lot of time in small groups with my kiddos discussing our their relationships developed, finding evidence, and comparing and contrasting characters.
We finished our week with our fun day Friday activity– Potions class! A potions class wouldn’t be complete without a Snape costume, so make sure to grab your black wig, robe, and mean scowl for this lesson.
**I WISH I had pictures of this in action for you, but I was too busy running around trying to keep the controlled chaos under control. 🙂 It was an absolute blast and although it might sound intimidating, I HIGHLY recommend you include this in your activities!
I included a detailed teacher’s direction page to explain how this worked in my class. You can use these images for free. 🙂
Students received a “First Year Potions Handbook” when they walked into class.