October 2018 brought to us the long-awaited fourth semester of our favourite Magic School. The information about the beginning of new magic classes caused great excitement among the Bananas and the Strawberries. It also caused a lot of question marks appearing above the heads of the Blueberries, who have never experienced these special lessons before.
After a brief explanation of what our magic school is and what we are going to do during the one month-long magical semester, it was time to sort the children to the four magic houses of:
cheerful and fun-loving Coralin,
gentle and caring Whitewood,
courageous and daring Dragonhide,
and clever and diligent Riddlemere.
The Bananas and the Strawberries were returned their previous magic wands BUT: It turned out that the friendly fairies of our Magic School have sprinkled some new fairy dust over the wands of the Bananas and covered the wands of the Strawberries with pure gold!
In this month of spooks, we chanted three magical songs during our Enchanted Circle time; “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo” and “I’m a Crazy Witch,” which are our October regulars, and the new song “GhostBusters,” which became an unquestionable favourite among the children!
This year’s magical semester was surely busy!
We learnt a lot of spells, brewed many potions and every magical mission that we completed brought us some enchanted treasures. Out students also made fantastic Jack-o-Lanterns for the Halloween Contest!
We had a wizardry tournament in which the children flew on magic brooms and casted magic spells to accomplish magical quests that led to the unlocking of a treasure that would make their magic even stronger!
We learnt how to write our names in the language of forest Elves and learnt Elvish equivalents to our names with some special meaning. The Bananas and the Strawberries enjoyed this even more than we expected!
Our arch-enemy, the Bad Wizard (or B.W. in short), who messes with our lessons every year also came back and did a lot of mischief; probably more than ever before!
With his dark magic, he turned poor Chikako into a vampire with his bad magic potion! Fortunately, we had a strawberry flavoured blood from a friendly Vampire Café that we could give to her to buy us some time to cast a recovery spell. It worked, and Chikako was rescued!
The Bad Wizard didn’t give up and continued causing more mischief by bringing sirens, a basilisk, a ghost and even a doppelganger that looked exactly like Kanami (but behaved in a very rude and naughty way) to our school to prove that we are not smart and strong enough.
Even though some missions were a little scary, our brave wizards defeated every obstacle and brought the Bad Wizard down a peg!
The Bad Wizard, frustrated from his failures came to our school and kidnapped Charles, locked him in the toilet and made himself look just like the kids’ beloved professor! Fortunately, our smart students immediately noticed that his behavior was strange and defeated the Bad Wizard with the magic of their friendship.