Friday, July 28, 2017

Harry Potter Summer Camp, Pt. 2

This is part two of a three-part post on this year's summer camp. If you missed part one you can read it here!

Day 8 | Care of Magical Creatures: For this class we started the lesson talking about dragons, learning related vocabulary, and learning a little bit about their history. Next, we had a dragon egg toss. They partnered up with someone from their team and were each given a dragon egg (balloon filled with water). We went outside and they tossed it back and forth. If their balloon dropped and broke they were out. The last team standing was the winner, and the winners won 100 points for their House. We went back inside and I taught them how to make dragon head origami. We finished the class by decorating our dragons and watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.
Group 1 and Group 2 winners! They won 100 points for their houses. The great thing about this camp was that it required luck and skill to get house points so everyone had an equal opportunity to win.

Day 9: No classes because we went bowling! I also saw a lot of cats on my way to work...
Day 10: | Herbology: This is around the time where my schedule gets a little messed up because one group is a day behind, so I will still present it as if everything happened on the same day. I taught them vocabulary related to plants, we played a few review games, then we played a big Mario PowerPoint game for House points. I guess I didn't take any pictures this day. Oops! 
Day 11: | Astronomy and Divination: This was probably my favorite class of the camp! For the divination class we started by talking about what divination is, and then we did different activities that predicted their future. The first one was looking into a crystal ball (on the PowerPoint) and talking about what they might see in their own future. The second activity was palm reading. They each got a partner and the PowerPoint had different hand lines and what they meant. Afterwards, we discussed what their palm lines said and whether they thought it was true for them and their partner or not.
For the third activity they read Tarot Cards. I had different Harry Potter characters on a card. With their partner they would choose 3 cards at random and they learned their wizard score based on the chart on the PowerPoint. I awarded the person in the class with the highest score House points.
Our fourth and last activity was reading tea leaves. This didn't work exactly how I wanted, but I wasn't too bothered by it because the previous activities were great! I gave each person a cup with tea leaves and put the tea leaf reading chart on the PowerPoint. They were supposed to look in their partners cup and try to tell them what image they saw and what it meant. A lot of students asked me to help them, so I just made up some kind of design I saw even if it wasn't close. We finished the class with a short Astronomy lesson where we talked about different vocabulary words and then talked about astrological signs.
What do you think you would have enjoyed the most?


  1. I want to be in a Harry Potter class! This looks like so much fun to plan as well.

    1. It was really fun to plan! I just need to come up with something for this summer!


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