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SAVY 2019: Session 4, Day 5 – Unpacking the Magic of Harry Potter (Holland W.) (Rising 5th/6th)

Posted by on Friday, July 12, 2019 in Grade 5, Grade 6, SAVY.

I can’t believe how fast this week went!  It has been such an honor to work with such talented young witches and wizards.
For our warmup this morning, the kids were tasked with coming up a catchy headline that might be found in The Daily Prophet.  They really know how to sell a headline!
Next, we analyzed the beginning of the first, fourth, and eighth movies.  We discussed choices that filmmakers make and why they make them.  We then applied that to the greater series and how it shows in the world around us. Before lunch, the students had time to finish up their research projects.
When they came back from lunch, they presented their research projects to the VSA students that they had interviewed.  They were so great when presenting their findings!  The research questions and outcomes were all eye-opening and well thought out.  The older kids really enjoyed seeing their work, and I was so proud of our wizards!
To celebrate a job well done, we had our very own Potter-con!  The students were able to converse with one another about how Harry Potter impacts our world, how what we learned this week has changed the ways they think Harry Potter impacts the world, and some big ideas about how Harry Potter became a cultural phenomenon.  We also enjoyed some ice cold butterbeer. 🙂
It was so nice to meet you at open house, and I have very much enjoyed having every single child in class this week!