Create a memorable moment in your classroom as students ooh and ahh over Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up (Insight Books), which shows the Great Hall in Hogwarts Castle complete with a Christmas tree that that pops up from the book’s center and 25 removable ornaments. You’ll get behind-the-scenes details on props, set designs, and holiday moments in the books and movies, and students will love recounting their favorite Harry Potter scenes. Use it as a countdown to winter break or as part of a special holiday reading celebration. It’s magical! (Want to see it in action? Here’s the video: https://youtu.be/zKlp3jvDrRo.)
Here’s how you could win: Submit a comment to this blog and share which Harry Potter character you’d like to invite over for tea. We’ll keep this contest short; comments must be received by Thursday, December 12, to be entered in our random drawing. One lucky teacher will win! Congratulations to our winner Darcie Thavenet!
Here are some other freebies and great stuff that we find to be totally magical this week:
Make reading multisensory with WhizRead. The new teacher version allows you to create customized reading passages for your students, add interactive features, share with parents, and more. Learn more at whizread.com/for-teachers.
Do you control your technology—or does your technology control you? The Digital Wellbeing website gives you the tips and tools to develop your own sense of digital wellbeing. It’s free at wellbeing.google.
I think I’d invite Molly Weasley over for tea, I know she has a trick (both magical and not) up her sleeve for everything!