Sunday, July 31, 2016

A Wizardly Wonderful Week with a HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!! 

Today is a wonderful day!!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been released and I have my copy!!


So once I am finished with this post I will retire to my chaise lounge where I will spend the rest of the day devouring this book! Sorry kids, you'll have to fend for yourself today. Mommy has lost herself in the wizarding world!

I've continued to spread the Harry Potter love into my classroom as I prepare for the upcoming school year. Last year I put up my HP pinwheels and fans...



And this year I'm working on a few more HP items. The Deathly Hallows was a HUGE book so I've still got a lot of pages left to work with!!

First up, an HP lantern to hang in my classroom:




I chose a large section of the book that still had the binding intact. Taking several pages at a time, I curled them in towards the center. Before hot glueing the pages to the center I ran a piece of sting through from the bottom to the top. I then tied some old beads to the bottom. I love the final look!!

My next project is one I am really excited about...



I made the signs out of the cardboard box from our new washing machine. Each sign will hold the name of a different fictional place: Hogwarts, Ember, Narnia, District 12... I can't wait to finish and hang it in my room!!

There is also a pair of Harry Potter themed lamps in the works. I'll post pictures of those when I'm finished.

So, Harry Potter kicks off the beginning of a great week!
Teachers Pay Teachers is hosting their annual sale starting tomorrow!


And I have a $10 gift card to give away!!
Enter below for your chance to win $10 to spend on resources for your classroom this year!! Might I suggest an awesome display of middle grades novel quotes ;)



Good luck, and happy reading!

23 comments:

  1. A couple of my friends are busily devouring the book today. I am sort of following along until I get my own copy!

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  2. Avery is half way done....she is so excited!!

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  3. Thanks for the chance to win the gift card! I am doing an outdoorsy/woodland animals theme this year. :)

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  4. Love the idea! My dog has eaten my copy of World War Z. Don't think I should use that as decoration however! I'm just going simple with black bulletin boards, colorful patterned border, and that's as far as I've gotten so far!Q

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    1. It sounds great! I love using black bulletin boards. It makes anything you put on them pop!

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  5. Such cute ideas and the perfect decoration for Harry Potter fans and book lovers in general! :)

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. oops, I missed the question! I'm just doing some bright colored accents in my room!

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  7. I am doing an ocean theme this year. Wish I was reading Harry Potter, but spent today doing the following: church, watching my kids in horse riding show, setting up for this week's Vacation Bible Camp, and attending parent meeting for high school cross country.

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    1. Word Travels Theme this year! Passports, maps, luggage, itinerary, etc. Thank you for the giveaway and enjoy your new book! :)

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    2. Ocean and World Travels are great themes for the classroom! There are so many decorating possibilities! Sounds like you've had a very busy day :) Hopefully you'll get to check out the book soon. I would highly recommend it!

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  8. I am doing an ocean theme this year. Wish I was reading Harry Potter, but spent today doing the following: church, watching my kids in horse riding show, setting up for this week's Vacation Bible Camp, and attending parent meeting for high school cross country.

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  9. Big Harry Potter fan! Can't wait to pick up the book. Brian Hopkins

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    1. I don't currently have a classroom right now. I am tutoring. Brian Hopkins

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    2. Congratulations! You're the winner!! Check your email for your $10 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card!

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  10. Turning your partly-dog-eaten Harry Potter book into charming classroom decor is amazing! I can't possibly top that story!

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  11. Turning your partly-dog-eaten Harry Potter book into charming classroom decor is amazing! I can't possibly top that story!

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  12. I don't have my own classroom to decorate yet :( I'm still doing relief teaching this term. But my oh my I can't wait until I get the chance to design classroom displays!

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    1. It's one of my favorite parts of the job!!

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  13. I don't usually decorate much...however I did major cleaning and purging :). I do like bright colours so perhaps I'll work some colour into the room

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  14. I'm decorating with bumblebees (new school mascot)

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  15. Ocean themed! -Melissa

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