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Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis

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  1. No, I've only been to Disney World. TWBM already has plans for Halloween.
  2. Five Musicals that I've Seen in the Past Five Years There's always something magical about seeing a show live. I love seeing how the pieces of the set and lighting work together, the quick costume changes on stage, and the dance choreography. Of course, for musicals, the music is one of the highlights. Wicked - This happened to coincide with the first Emerald Cup, which was Oz-themed. It was part of the Dallas Summer Musicals lineup. The Book of Mormon - I am able to get Cody to agree to one NYC trip a year for my birthday. Last year, we saw The Book of Mormon, which was really funny. Beauty and the Beast - When I saw that the musical version of my favorite Disney story would be performed at a local theatre, I had to get tickets! Mrs. Potts was played by the wife of my high school biology teacher, who has been the director of my high school's spring musical for as long as I can remember. The Lion King - Occasionally, I enter the daily Broadway lotteries, but sometimes I forget which days I'm actually available and haven't ended up going to any that I won. That changed last February when I won two tickets to The Lion King and took my mom with me. Frozen - Last night, for my annual birthday/NYC trip, Cody and I saw Frozen. We had to walk about 10 blocks in light rain, but it was a fun night and a great show. Looking closer at this list, four of these shows were actually within the past year, but five musicals in the past five years sounds better, doesn't it? Don't forget... If you have any potential topics for a "Friday Five," send me a message!
  3. Libero From "free" in Italian, libero is a defensive player in volleyball is one that can move freely in and out of the back row. It is my favorite volleyball position to play.
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  6. *dusts off journal* In an effort to try to journal regularly this year, I've decided to start "Friday Five." If you have any ideas for topics, please send them my way! They don't have to be related to HOL/Harry Potter. Five HOL Classes That I Recommend As you probably know, choosing which classes to take in a term is difficult. If you are new to HOL, introductory classes and canon classes are good choices. I have taken the full load of five classes for as long as I can remember, but I have only decided on three so far. We'll see if I add to that! Here are five classes currently on the list that I have taken before: Astrology and Harry Potter - This class is back in the hands of its creator. The lessons are incredibly well-written and I love how it is organized by element rather than chronologically by sign. Even if you know nothing about astrology, February links everything to the Harry Potter universe so that the information is easier to understand. Braille: The Basics - I've always liked taking language classes, even if I don't retain much of the language. It was a lot of fun to find objects to use to write Braille. There is also so much history surrounding Braille, which I thoroughly enjoyed delving into. Magic in Famous Mysteries - Did you know some of the greatest mysteries in the Muggle world can be explained simply with magic? This class does a great job of introducing and discussing the mysteries in Muggle terms, including mysteries that I was not familiar with, and giving plausible Wizarding explanations. Occlumency - Occlumency is difficult to learn and even harder to master. In today's world, though, sometimes privacy is needed. This class explores the challenges of Occlumency and the willpower needed to be successful at performing the obscure magic. The Unforgivable Curses - I loved learning about the origin of each of the Unforgivable Curses. Unfortunately, people tend to abuse things, even spells originally created to do good. This class provided a new perspective of the curses that we have all learned to fear.
  7. As many others before have mentioned, using the Muggle Prime Minister's point of view to open Half-Blood Prince helps illustrate just how dangerous Voldemort has begun. It is harder and harder to hide the events in the Wizarding world and there are negative effects on the Muggle world. It is nice to know that they at least keep the Muggle world leaders informed. This was also a clever way for J.K. Rowling to recap important events from the previous books. I've always found it tedious to read the recaps in book series, but putting in the perspective of the Prime Minister made it more interesting and quite amusing!
  8. My guess is that a President of a "far distant" country would mean a nation that is not in Europe. Half-Blood Prince begins in the summer of 1996, so the Prime Minister could be waiting for a call from the President of South Africa to discuss his recent visit or possibly the President of the United States to talk about the recent Olympic games in Atlanta and get tips on how to impress the Olympic committee to host a future Summer Olympics.
  9. Welcome all snakes and visitors to another year in the Dungeons! Remember to sign up for classes, especially if you are a Slytherin student! Over the break, we've had some changes to Slytherin staff. Just so everyone is on the same page, here is the current staff: Head of House - Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis Deputy Head of House - Prof. Amy Lupin Prefects - Arianna Stonewater and Will Lestrange Promising Students - Emma Borg and Romilda Jones The Green vs Silver competition is currently put on hiatus, but everyone can still earn scales for themselves. Scales are given out for participation in Slytherin activities. You may earn a shiny award for collecting the most scales each term and the top 10 scale earners will receive an award for their dedication to the house! Harry Potter Read-Along will start right up at midnight. This year, we are reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. We read a chapter each week, with trivia questions on the weekdays and two creative tasks. Join us from the beginning! The Arcade Club is kicking off the year with a throwback to Emerald Cup 2018. See if you can earn yourself one of the joystick awards! Be sure to check out the other Slug Clubs... There may even be a new one coming soon. The Slytherin Quidditch Team has recently added another Quidditch Cup to our trophy case, but we want more! If you are interested in learning how to play Quidditch or joining the team, visit #sqt in the HOL Chatrooms or talk to Quidditch captain, Will Lestrange. SerpenTimes, the Slytherin house newspaper, is taking submissions for the October issue. You have until October 15th to explore the theme of Discovery. If you have any ideas for Slytherin, don't hesitate to reach out to any member of Slytherin staff. Let's bring that House Cup to the Dungeons!
  10. One good thing about the rest of my family being out of the country on my birthday is... early birthday presents! The first one to see action was Codenames: Harry Potter. The cards are double-sided with the words/phrases on one side and a picture on the other. For the first two games, we used the words. It was a lot easier to make connections. I did get scolded for using "Potter" as a clue. "You can't use Potter! Everything is Potter!" he said, as he pointed to "Undesirable No. 1." Hey, at least I saved that for my final clue. Then we played one game with the pictures. Since the game is new, the cards weren't shuffled too well and all the Hogwarts houses were in play. Cody's first clue was "Houses, 3." Naturally, I picked Slytherin first. My favorite clue that I gave was "Vicky, 2." After he eliminated the Quidditch images, Cody finally understood that I was going for the Viktor Krum and Hermione Granger cards. Earlier today, we went to the mall, intending to go clothes shopping. Instead, we ended up playing a game of giant chess! Cody won.
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