S: When Harry Met John David - A Story of How Literature Comes to LIfe
FC: When Harry Met John David A Story of How Literature Comes to Life | By John David Barnett 3rd Grade Watwood Elementary School
1: Harry Potter is a big part of my life! In this book you will read about the following ways Harry comes alive for me. My Room The Books I Read My New Dog, Dobby The Computer Games I Play The Movies I Watch/ The Video Games I Play My Toys and My Wands With My Papa
2: My Harry Potter Bedroom | My Bookshelf | My Bed | My Quidditch Robe (also my Halloween costume) | When I am in my bedroom I feel like I'm in the world of Harry Potter. It is a great place to be.
3: I have a great Harry Potter trunk with the Hogwarts crest on it. I keep my toys and wands in the trunk. | My dog, Dobby, loves to play in my room with me and sleep with me at night. | Here I am playing with my brother's math project. Here's a close up picture of my collection. | Here's my blanket of Harry Potter playing quidditch. I have it hanging on my wall above my bed. I have my own quidditch robe so I can play my own game any time I want.
4: My Harry Potter Books | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakaban Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
5: Here I am reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I like reading the Harry Potter books because I love the magical creatures, the castle, the spells, and the adventures Harry and his friends always have. When I read the books I feel like I'm meeting the characters in person. My favorite characters (in order) are Dobby, Hermione, Professor McGonagall, Harry, Ron, Dumbledore, and Ginny.
6: My Dog Dobby
7: Let me tell you the story about how I got my dog, Dobby. | A nice teacher named Mrs. Cockrell at my school had a dog that needed a new home. So, Santa and Mrs. Cockrell got together to decide who should get the dog. They chose me! The day of our class Christmas party at school, we were making something to eat and my Papa, my brother, and Mrs. Cockrell came in our room with a dog. They had a letter from Santa explaining that he had a new dog for me. Also, my dog "wrote" a letter to me and it was signed, "Dubya" - his name. But he said it was alright to get a new name. So Santa picked the name Dobby, because he knew that was my favorite Harry Potter character. My whole family knew I was getting a new dog but me. The first two people to know about Dobby were my brother, Jackson, and my cousin, Annie. They asked me what the dog's name should be and I knew it should be Dobby. Since then he has been sweet, playful, nice, and a perfect dog. I love my wonderful and amazing friend, Dobby. I bet he would read the Harry Potter books if he could!
8: Computer Games I Play To see the places I love the most about Harry Potter, visit my wiki at http://johndavidbarnett.wikispaces.com
9: RESEARCH I love to research information about each of the characters. I go to Google first and type things like Harry Potter, then a name of a character. The I read the list that comes up and I click on Harry Potter wiki. | GAMES I love to play all sorts of Harry Potter games. My favorite is the game where you type the names of characters against the clock. It's really fun and hard! Another game I like is the Lego Marauders. You have to get lego pieces to win.
10: The Video Games I Play Harry Potter Lego Yrs 1-4 for the Wii Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow on Nintendo DSi
11: Not long ago I didn't like the Chamber of Secrets. But now I watch that movie all the time. I love how nice Dobby was to Harry. He's a great character. | The Movies I Watch I watch all of the Harry Potter movies. My favorite is the Chamber of Secrets.
12: My Toys and My Wands I love to play with my great lego toys. I have a bunch of Harry Potter lego toys: the Hogwarts Castle, the Weasley's "The Burrow", Quidditch Match, the Hogwarts Express, and when Harry freed Dobby. I love to make wands. I use paper, scissors, glue, tape, and crayons to create my wands. I've made over twenty wands. Each wand looks different. I use a magazine that I get of really cool Harry Potter collections to get my ideas. I hope to go to the Harry Potter Park in Orlando this summer. I'm saving my money to buy a "real" wand then! I can't wait!
13: I love to play with all of my legos. I really like all of the little characters that come with each building. I have over thirty of these characters. Each building has all of the rooms just like in the books. It makes it so much fun because it's like really being in the story. My favorite lego building is Hogwarts. It's the biggest. I hope to get Diagon Alley and Hagrid's Hut for my birthday and many more after that! | When my mom asked my brother, Jackson, to clean up some sticks from trimming a tree in the yard, I wanted to help because I knew I could make some new wands from those sticks! I made six great new wands from the sticks!
14: Sharing Harry Potter with My Papa One of the best parts of liking Harry Potter is having fun with other people that like Harry Potter, too. My Papa started reading the books (he's almost finished with all of them!) We watch the movies together after he finishes each book. We play games together on his iPad and talk about the books almost every day. I'm so glad Papa decided to read these books. I knew he would love them as much as I do. It's fun to talk to a grown-up that likes this stuff, too!
15: CONCLUSION The Harry Potter books have become a big part of my life. My room is decorated in Harry Potter stuff. I play HP games and read the books. I research characters on the computer and play with tons of HP toys. I make wands and talk about what I'm learning with my family and friends all the time. If Harry Potter was not a part of my I would be lost. Harry Potter is one of the best things that's ever happened to me. Thank you for reading my book.
16: All About Me... I am in the 3rd grade at Watwood Elementary School in Childersburg, Alabama. My teacher is Kim Broadhead. I really like school. My favorite subjects are science and social studies. I love animals, especially my dog, Dobby. I have an older brother, Jackson. He plays the piano all the time. My dad, Al, teaches history at CHS and coaches basketball. My mom, Jennifer, works as a Technology Specialist. During the summer I like to swim and go boating. I play baseball and love riding my bike. I like to dance, listen to music, watch old TV shows with my dad, and play nerf gun battle in our basement. I had fun working on this project. I like computers and writing.
17: A Few of My Favorite Things Book - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Chapter Books - Magic Tree House Team - Auburn Snack - peanut butter and jelly Dessert - vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup Meal at home - pizza Meal at school - chicken nuggets with rolls and mashed potatoes Movie - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Wii game - Harry Potter Lego for Wii Nintendo DS game - Mario Kart Vacation spot - Disney World Color - Blue Sport - Basketball TV Show - Phineas and Ferb Cartoon - Sponge Bob Squarepants Holiday - Christmas Song - I Got a Feeling by Black Eyed Peas Drink - Orange Juice
18: Visit my wiki to read what I wrote about all of my favorite Harry Potter characters and to find links to my favorite Harry Potter games and sites. http://johndavidbarnett.wikispaces.com
19: "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows