The time has come to share the magic of M.A.G.I.C. (Magical and Gifted Individuals Club)
I was amazingly fortunate to get my fab job as a high school librarian at a school that once-upon-a-time had a Harry Potter themed club. The club disbanded a couple of years back--life got in the way for a few of the sponsors and a lot of the kids, as life often does. With that said, it had been a favorite and there were whispers (okay, shouts) among the students (okay, and teachers) of wanting it to make a comeback.
This year, we brought M.A.G.I.C. back, y'all. We brought it back in a BIG way.
I am the head sponsor, and Slytherin Head-of-House for M.A.G.I.C and what could possibly be more fun than that???
The excitement over the first announcements, posters, and application set the school on fire. It was like a big ole Harry Potter love-fest. It was, needless to say, awesome. To walk through the library listening to students argue (in a friendly but firm way) over which House was the best House made this little ole librarian's heart extra-happy.
Over 100 students turned in applications, which were actually just sorting quizzes. OVER 100.
All the Heads-of-House met and planned our first event--the Sorting Ceremony, which took place this past weekend.
I sent out owls to all the kids with a reminder about our Sorting Ceremony. I am so proud of these little guys--and thankful I have amazing library student assistants who cut them all out and delivered them! The students really got a kick out of receiving their message this way.
OVER 80 students showed up at school on a Sunday afternoon, y'all. Most of them brought treats, too, which earned them their first House points.
I cannot find words to tell you just how much fun was had by all. Yes, there were some surprised faces at the Sorting--but the hat knows what the hat knows, right? We stress that all Houses are great Houses; each has its own special ways. We'll get together with ALL Houses again for our Yule Ball, and some type of Quidditch/Tri-Wizard Tournament event in the spring. All other events/meetings will be up to each House--the professor in charge, as well as their Head Boy, Head Girl & Prefect will help in the major decision making.
My folks are already discussing a movie marathon/wand-making party, as well as multiple book club meetings. Life is sssssssweet, indeed.
|B got her owl!|
|I made each Slytherin student a welcome letter on parchment cardstock, detailing the beauty of Slytherin House.|
No, we aren't all evil. Not that we care what you think. ;)
|The green wax seal on the letters for students. Lucky my name is Sonja Schulz, eh?|
I already know I'll break down and buy the Slytherin stamp soon. I cannot help myself.
|The letters are ready.|
|All treats are good treats, but some are superb!|
|So creative!!! See the little broomsticks? And the HP cookies? Flippin' AMAZING.|
|Ready to emcee the Sorting Ceremony....but first, a selfie!|
|D was so sure he was a Slytherin he brought his pet snake to celebrate the moment. Show-stealer! ;)|
p.s. He was right. He most certainly IS a Slytherin.
|What did the Sorting Hat just say??? Ah yessssssss....Slytherin it is! M made that awesome necklace representing all Houses and wore his robe.|
|S reads as he is sorted. I love this so hard!|
|My HOUSE. These are MY PEOPLE.|
|K wasn't able to make the ceremony, so she got "sorted" at school.|