Harry Potter Book Club
Speaking of wanting to live in a book…
The twins are obviously now back at school. They drifted back to school happily. I sat at the kitchen table and cried. I don’t do very well with the start of school.
I volunteer a lot at their school, mostly doing tech projects with the various grades. But I also hold a weekly book club for about 15 kids. There is a monthly host for the book we read at home, but on the three or four off weeks between book discussions, we also have a book we read aloud and discuss together.
This year, we’re kicking it off with Harry Potter.
But no… not just sitting on a stool and reading Harry Potter. We’re making butterbeer and doing a Bertie Botts Every Flavour Bean dare. We’re making our own wands and learning how to cast spells. We’re being sorted into the various houses and doing a year-long House Cup championship. (They can win points by answering one of my close textual reading questions correct and lose points for smacking someone else with their lunch box.)
AND WE’RE PLAYING QUIDDITCH!
Another parent said she couldn’t imagine I’d be given permission to do this, but our principal is wonderful and allows us to run with any interesting, educationally-based idea we have. So she is allowing me to organize an Quidditch game during recess with two of the grades. About 90 kids, all running around on brooms, searching for the snitch and trying to get the quaffle through the hoop.
It is going to rock.
We are living Hogwarts.
It has made going back to school a little easier for me.
P.S. I got Ravenclaw robes as my 40th birthday present from my brother. I was so excited that I may have peed in my pants.