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Upland Heights Elementary School

Upland Heights Students Visit Diagon Alley

Fifth-grade students at Upland Heights have been learning about adding and subtracting decimals. To put their new skills to the test, they took a trip to the world of Harry Potter.

The students had the chance to dress up as Harry Potter characters and their classrooms were decorated to match the harry Potter theme. To get ready for their first term at Hogwarts, students had to "purchase" new supplies. They then visited different shops in Diagon Alley and practiced their addition and subtraction skills. 

While these students may not actually be wizards, they were able to have a magical experience thanks to the creativity of their teachers at Upland Heights. 

"We are always looking for ways to increase engagement in our math classes," said Wendy Reeves, math teacher at Upland Heights. "We are both Harry Potter nerds, so we thought it would be fun to incorporate Harry Potter into our adding and subtracting decimals unit.  The kids could dress up and we sorted kids into the different houses.  It was a fun way to make learning relevant and authentic for our kids.  They had a blast and didn’t even realize they were learning too!"

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