Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Harry Potter Inspired Classroom

It's that time of year to decorate classrooms and get kids excited about learning.  One of the ways many of us teachers get excited about teaching is by decorating our classrooms.  There are a ton of themes out there, but the one that I have seen recently is a theme that is close to my heart- HARRY POTTER! One of my co-workers has had a Harry Potter themed classroom for the last couple years and each year he adds a new element to the room.  If I was a student in his room I would love to stare at all the awesome elements of Harry that he has added.  Here are a couple pictures...I will keep adding as he is still working on the room.  Can't wait to see what else he comes up with.
 Here is the Magic Shop where students can purchase different Magical Potions that they earn.  Each potion is something they can apply to class.  My co-worker has come up with an awesome way to rewards students and he didn't have to purchase anything!  Amazing!
 There is Polyjuice Potion (trade seats with another student), Memory Modifier (Homework Pass), Baby Dragon Popcorn (Popcorn), and Montezuma's Revenge (Bathroom Pass). 

 Freeze Time, Exile, Invisibility Cloak, and Massive Earthquake...

 These top potions are hard to earn and will possibly take students all year to earn, but seem like they would definitely be worth it!  Permanent PolyJuice, Berty Bott's Jelly Beans,

 Here is a full look at the Potions section. 

 My co-worker has also hung up fabric on the ceiling to represent the different houses- Griffendor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. 

 Students can earn points for their different houses just like Hog Warts!

I think Rita Skeeter has left her floating quill behind.  The quill hangs from the ceiling using fishing line and a magnet.  Students will tell my co-worker that they see the line and his reply is simple "No you don't." Hilarious! 


  1. I love this theme and classroom! I am about to start my first year of teaching and my theme will also be Harry Potter. Thanks for some fantastic ideas!

  2. I love the potions! You said what a couple of them are but do you know the rest of them?

  3. I would love to know what the rest of the potions are as well as what program they are using to keep track of the house point