Stephanie Stephens turned her love for Potter into a Hogwarts-themed dream!
Just because these kids didn’t get the letter from Hogwarts, doesn’t mean they can’t have a magical time at school.
A Harry Potter loving teacher has transformed her classroom into Hogwarts for the first day of the new school year, complete with potions and spell books.
Stephanie Stephens decided to surprise her students in Oklahoma City by turning her love for all things Potter into a magical land that would make any muggle jealous.
First up, students are greeted by a door that has been decorated to look just like the infamous King’s Cross entrance to Platform 9 ¾ – hopefully no-one tries to run through it!
The walls are all adorned with Potter-themed displays, including a replica of the chimney at Privet Drive complete with an array of Hogwarts letters and a mural of Harry’s famous lightening bolt scar.
There’s even a potions section that would make Professor Snape proud, with bottles of truth serum and love potions.
Perhaps one of our favourite details is the inclusion of J.K. Rowling’s most inspirational quotes from the seven novels, like “Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light”.
“One of the toughest things as a reading teacher is instilling a love of reading in students that do not like reading,” Stephens told ABC News.
“This year, I chose to go with a Harry Potter theme because if I am excited and enthusiastic, students tend to follow suit. My goal is to help students find at least one book or genre that they can find exciting and be as enthusiastic about as I am regarding Harry Potter.”
Mrs Stephens’ proud husband posted the images of his wife’s handiwork onto Imgur, where it has since gone viral, but the 31-year-old teacher insists she does it all for the children because “they deserve the best”.
“My students mean the world to me,” she added, “and I hope my enthusiasm for reading will transfer to each and every one of my kids.”
Fifty points for Mrs Stephens!