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HermioneG 03-05-2017 03:29 PM

a HP theme and have played with the idea for years, but dread the possibility of parent complaints or backlash due to the wizardry, etc.

beagles2 11-17-2016 07:55 AM

There are lots of things out there to purchase - and some are free too. Check out TpT!

prestolj 11-13-2016 05:26 PM

That sounds like so much fun! I would love to see a picture! Sounds amazing!

kerteach2 11-13-2016 06:22 AM

I have the house banners hanging across the front of my classroom. The class is divided into the 4 houses. We give or take points from each house at 5 points at a time (or sometimes I'll do bonus rounds of 20 points etc) I went to Dollar Tree and purchased 4 round glass vases, 4 colors of ribbon, and 5 colors of glass beads. I printed out each house banner about 3 inches big. The ribbon is wrapped around the vase and the house banner is glued onto it, so each house now has a container for their house points. I keep the colors coordinating, red ribbon for Gryffindor etc. I picked up clear beads that are worth 50 points a piece - when we count up the totals each day, we are also learning the 5's times table and how to count on.
At the end of the month, we add up each full container and see which house wins the House Cup. I traced on on construction paper and added glitter to it - it stays on the board with the name of the House that won for the month.
Each month the children get "sorted"into new houses - they sit in a stool and pick a piece of appear out of a basket, then they announce to the class which house they will be in for the next month. We hold the Sorting Hat over their heads while they do it.
My class really enjoys it.

owl98 11-13-2016 01:38 AM

Have you seen this classroom?

prestolj 11-12-2016 08:40 PM

That is an awesome idea! I love it!!!

Lakeside 11-12-2016 11:32 AM

Can I be in your class? I love the Harry Potter series!

You could name your groups after the houses, or after magical creatures.

Maybe a "Chocolate Frog Card" bulletin board - where you showcase a different author each (week/month/whatever) - just a frame for the picture, with room underneath to tack up a blurb.

Dr. A 11-12-2016 10:26 AM

Anyone have any ideas on how to incorporate a Harry Potter theme? There is nothing out there to purchase and I'm not the best artist.
I'm not a Harry Potter fan & can't provide any idea from my mind


I just googled "Harry Potter Classroom Theme" for images & many search results were shown. You can view the websites for ideas to guide you.


I googles "Harry Potter decorations" & found several websites for decorations you can purchased, one being Oriental Trading company.
prestolj 11-12-2016 06:30 AM

Anyone have any ideas on how to incorporate a Harry Potter theme? There is nothing out there to purchase and I'm not the best artist. I was thinking about having a restricted section for my library. (Not sure what that would look like) The owlry for writing?
I teach 4/5 reading and ELA...just wanted to spice it up!

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