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#1 Mrs Brom

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:40 PM

"Children! Gather around, please!" The sun was actually out and Martha was about to keep the students inside on such a beautiful day. Much like flowers, little ones needed sunshine to grow nice and strong. At least, that was her personal motto.

"Aside from not having to go back indoors, I have another wonderful surprise for you! I would like you to all meet Natalie Sinclair. A recent graduate from Hogwarts, Natalie will be spending the summer with us as part of our mentoring program. She is to be given the same respect-" Martha eyed one of the more troublesome children and amended her words, "-more respect than you give to me and the other instructors. She's an excellent resource for questions about Hogwarts and I advise that you use her knowledge as much as possible!"

"Today we're going to have some fun." She flicked her wand and small, wand-like twigs hovered in the air in front of each child. "Part of being magical is getting used to holding a wand. Natalie and I will be charming bubbles for you all to pop with your fake wands. Please, try not to poke each other with them. Only bubbles." It wouldn't matter; she could already see the mischief behind some of the kids eyes. "We'll be watching your form and giving you tips if needed. Also, do not throw your wand at the bubbles." Some things just needed to be said

She motioned for the Hufflepuff to come forward to say a few words. Martha was delighted to have the extra help, especially for outdoor actives. Three pairs of eyes never seemed to be enough to keep all the little ones safe.





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#2 Natalie Sinclair

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:59 PM

Natalie was nervous, but excited, about her first day mentoring at Pre-Hogwarts Primary. For some reason it felt different being a mentor after she graduated, than it had when she was a student. The former Hufflepuff prefect felt more confident now, and more than anything she wanted to help prepare the ickles for their first year of Hogwarts.

Natalie smiled as she stepped forward. "Hello everyone. As Mrs. Brom said, I'm Natalie Sinclair. Like some of you here, I had no idea about the magical world until I received my letter to Hogwarts. I am here to help, so please don't hesitate to ask questions!"

Looking around, Natalie smiled at the children. They were eyeing the fake wands curiously. "Hold your wands up, like so. That way you can pop the bubbles." She demonstrated the proper way to hold the wand.

It was going to be fun, watching all of them chase after the bubbles. The weather was perfect for it, and Natalie knew she would enjoy the afternoon.





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THE GAME:
Some of the bubbles have prizes! Pop them for your chance to win candy or a plushy!

Pick a number between 1-100 and bold it at the bottom of a RP (around 100 word count, please!). Mrs. Brom and I will periodically post indicating who has won and what numbers have been guessed.

Please wait for at least 2 other people to post before making a new post.

You are eligible for up to 3 prizes. You may continue to post popping bubbles, but please do not place a number guess after your third win.

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#3 Emily Parker

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 04:21 AM

In the first few days that she spent at Pre-Hogwarts Primary, Emily had been thrust straight into the magic of the wizarding world. The ten year old was desperate to learn as much as she could about the various aspects of the magical community before attending Hogwarts in September, so she had been spending most of her time cooped up in the library mesmerized by all of the wizarding books that she read.

However, on one bright and sunny afternoon, Emily was sitting criss-crossed in a patch of grass studying the rules of Quidditch when she saw a small crowd gathering. Extremely curious as to what was going on, she immediately shut her book and walked over. "So, bubbles are a thing with wizards also? Cool!" Emily beamed, quickly grabbing a fake wand and dashing towards the closest bubble.

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#4 Martha Baldwin

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 03:35 PM

Martha still couldn't believe that she had convinced her father to let her go to magic school. It had taken a long time, although in hindsight she realized that it would have been faster had she brought up the tears and dead mother argument sooner

Anyways, it turned out that part of going to magic school meant going to summer school which was awful. But, at least today Mrs. Brom was having them do something fun outside. Martha excitedly grabbed a fake wand, and immediately proceeded to poke the person standing next to her with it. What are sticks for, if not to poke people? Having gotten the poking out of her system, she began to chase the bubbles and pop them.

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#5 Delphine Brodeur

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:18 PM

Delphine had already been thinking attending Pre-Hogwarts Primary was a joke and this just proved her point further. Where they serious? Twig wands at bubbles so that they could learn how to hold a wand? The brunette couldn't help but roll her eyes at Mrs Brom and the recent Hogwarts graduate. Delphine hoped that the school taught more than just how to hold your wand - there were other important subjects that she wanted to learn. She supposed it was more for the muggleborn students but either way, there was no way she needed to participate in the frivolous activity. 
 
Then she got poked by the girl standing beside her.
 
Delphine looked down at the area where she was poked and then to the girl who poked her. "What are -" And then the girl was gone, chasing after the bubbles without an apology. She raised her hand, "Is this mandatory or can those who already know how to hold a wand go?"
 
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#6 Daya Valdez

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:42 AM

Daya's eyes narrowed dangerously, she grinned, vicious and menacing. She knew she was tough, tougher than half the side characters standing around her rolling their eyes like some bloody prima donna. Yeah, it was a stupid lesson but at least they were getting something out of it.  
 
She was going to get more bubbles than anyone else in this dumb class. If she had to be here she might as well get something for it.  She could always go for some candy, and even though she hated to admit it, a plush; she didn't have many toys that were hers.
 
She gripped her pretend wand tightly holding it like someone would a sword at their side. On the professors go she lifted her wand and aggressively sliced the bubble that was near her then ran as hard as she could towards the next one. Of course, there were people in her way. She just grinned wider. She was going to turn into a damn battering ram if she needed to.  
 
"Get the hell out of my way!" She shoved the person in front of her letting out a laugh of satisfaction as they collapsed to the floor. "Awwwww, don't give up so soon." She smirked. "Maybe you'll get the next one, donkey face." Like they could actually compete with her. She then jabbed the bubble the other pathetic sod had been eyeing and ran towards more. 
 
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#7 Mery Maud Spebbington

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:21 AM

OCC: Daya I am all over this...



Mery Maud was excited to be outside. She was excited to be a Pre-Hogwarts Primary. The eleven-year-old had a permanent smile on her face.

She was even more excited when she found out they would be learning how to handle a wand. Sure, she had seen her Mama and Papa use their own wands, but it had been rare. There wasn't much need for wands on the farm, at least, not when Mery Maud was around.

Grabbing her pretend wand with awe plastered on her face, Mery Maud waited for the signal from Mrs. Brom and Natalie. She watched one particular bubble, and she could see the colors inside it, reflected from the sun.

Mery Maud was concentrating so hard on that bubble that she didn't hear the other girl yelling. Before she knew it, Mery Maud was face down, on the ground. She landed hard, and when she looked up, the other girl was calling her donkey face. The farm girl's lip trembled, but she didn't say a word.

Mery Maud stood up, her heart broken by the harsh words, and popped a less colorful bubble next to her. At least she got one. The knees of her pink sweatpants were ripped, and she vowed not to cry. Instead, she stood still, sniffling.

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#8 Aggie Price

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:35 AM

Aggie had started the classes but not really gotten to know anyone in it yet.  Well, she recognized one girl on the other side of the group as the girl she had met in Diagon Alley when she had been shopping but she was the only one so far.  She was enjoying the classes and learning what to expect at Hogwarts when she went.

 

However, today it seemed they were going to stay outside.  Aggie wasn't sure why the teacher thought the new helper needed more respect than a teacher but it wasn't her school to run and she tried to treat all adults with respect (if she didn't want her mum to ground her for doing otherwise after all).

 

It seemed some of the others were rather -- pushy?  Yeah, pushy was a good word.  Really they were only bubbles.  It wasn't like they were going to get, what was that money again?  Oh, right galleons.  It wasn't like they were going to get galleons for every bubble they broke. 

 

Aggie stayed over on the other side of the area and just waited for a bubble to come and then popped it.  Okay, so she may have been holding her twig like a dagger but they weren't casting spells they were popping bubbles and for that, you stabbed them.

 

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#9 Mrs Brom

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 07:37 AM

All it took were two bubbles for the hoard of children to show their excitement. Most of their form was completely chaotic but Martha didn't mind. This was a learning experience and meant to be fun more than anything else. Hogwarts would teach them the finite details. Still, Mar couldn't help but give out pointers.

"A little more in the wrist with that move, Emily! Martha, dear I said no poking. Yes, that's the spirit!" The second bubble, one she had charmed herself, gifted the little witch a small Chocolate Frog package. If that didn't help encourage the other students to join in, Mar didn't know what would.

"Delphine, this isn't mandatory but you really shouldn't know how to hold a proper wand yet." She sighed, before gesturing to the prized-bubble. "I did mention that there was a plushie in one of these, right? Is that any incentive to participate?" Some children...

"Oh, dear. Daya! Please, tone it down? There's bubbles enough for everyone, I promise! Any more name calling and you'll have to sit the rest of this out inside." She tried to summon her official 'mum' voice, hoping that it might do something to tame the wildling.

"Mery Maud, honey are you alright?" No need to summon the Mum-ness inside of her. Martha was at the girls side in two seconds. A twist of her wand at each knee sewed the fabric like new and Mrs. Brom offered a tender smile. "There, right as rain! Maybe head off and aim for those bubbles, away from Daya?"

"Aggie, um, good form? Maybe try swishing your wand instead of holding it like a weapon?" It was hard to correct the little witch when she had pouch of Drooble's Best falling at her feet.








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NUMBERS USED: 5, 18, 19, 35, 42, 73

This round:
Martha Baldwin won a Chocolate Frog
Aggie Price won Droobles Gum



Still plenty of prizes, so keep popping!



#10 Lindy Rose

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:14 PM

The years leading up to eleven had been spent with Lindy trying to sneak wands out of her parents' custody so she could give it a try. After all, she was confirmed magic, so why shouldn't she be able to? Of course, they always caught her in time before anything happened, so Lindy never actually learned the answer to that question.

Still, her mum had brought her a little practice wand from one of her trips, so Lindy had been practicing with that. But apparently she'd been doing it wrong or whatever. Lindy readjusted her grip the way Natalie showed them and. Oh, that was more comfortable. Alright, she could totally pop allllll the bubbles this way.

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#11 Aggie Price

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:18 PM

Aggie's eyes widened when the pouch fell at her feet.  "Wow!" she exclaimed in surprise and hearing Mrs. Brom address her, she looked over questioningly.  "Thanks, Ma'am," she responded at the teacher's compliment.  "But it worked?" she sort of asked, with an impish grin and sparkling eyes.  Sometimes improvising was a good thing.

 

But she was supposed to be learning to use a wand and not battling The Black Knight so she adjusted her hold on the twig and tried again.  The bubble she spotted floated off in a breeze and she skipped closer to it.  Raising her arm to the height of where the bubble was floating, Aggie swished and flicked the wand as if conducting a concerto and 'pop' went the bubble.

 

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:01 AM

When the sun was out, Reina was out. Sunbathing was a very important part of her ritual. Pre-Hogwarts Primary was severely cutting into her bathing and she wasn’t happy. Sometimes she managed to catch the rays during breaks, having started bringing a towel, costume and sunglasses to soak up as many beams as possible. Other times, like today, the school seemed hell bent on ruining her life further.

“This is stupid,” she said very clearly when a twig was handed to her. Not only was the game stupid, but the people around her were stupid. “Why wouldn’t bubbles be a part of the wizarding world you idiot? It’s just soapy water.” Honestly, kids these days. “Whatever, I’m going back to tanning…”

As she walked back to her towel, she made sure to stick out a leg and trip the person over running past her. “Oops.” She wasn’t sorry at all, she just brushed the hair from her face and readjusted her glasses as she walked, swatting the bubbles from her face as she went.

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#13 Martha Baldwin

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:17 AM

Martha smiled happily when what appeared to be a candy fell out of one of the bubbles she popped. She examined it further, and found out that it was a chocolate frog. She was uncertain if it was a real frog with chocolate covering or just chocolate, but either way she was happy with her gift.

Then she went to run after bubbles. As she was going for a particularly large bubble, some random girl tripped her. Martha stood up and looked after her, anger flaring inside her. "NO! You do not get to push me!" Then she ran after the girl, determined to poke her with her stick. She also managed to pop some bubbles on her new quest of angry poking.

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#14 Aggie Price

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:55 AM

This was, in Aggie's personal opinion, ridiculous.  Two different girls had been knocked down by their classmates.  Was this what the wizarding world was like?  Full of bullies?  Aggie was 'not amused' at all.  Drawing herself up to her full height (all four foot two inches of her), she put her hands on her hips and faced the second offender.  "Hey!  What's so great about being a bully?" 

 

Sure, she hadn't said anything the first time because, well accidents do happen.  But when it happened the second time, Aggie began to wonder about that first incident.  Going over to Mery, she asked.  "Didn't get hurt, did you?"  With that, she held out her newly won pouch of Droobles.  "Want a piece?" she offered Mery and while waiting for the girl to answer and/or take one, reached out and poked another bubble.

 

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Edited by Aggie Price, 18 January 2017 - 03:55 AM.


#15 Mrs Brom

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 04:05 AM

"Beautiful grip, Lindy! Keep doing it that way and you're bound to get one with a prize!" Thank Merlin for the kids that listened. "Yes, Aggie, you could use your wand with a stabbing motions but I promise you, once you learn your spells and get a real wand you'll want to use magic. It's much more effective to hex your foe than to try to poke their eye out!" At least she was trying, that's all Mar could really ask for.

The situation revolving around Reina and younger Martha caught the instructor's attention. Too late, unfortunately, to know which witch had done what. "Ladies, Please! Reina you shouldn't be sun bathing. Don't make me send an owl home today. And Martha I know I covered no poking. Slicing the bubbles is not good wand etiquette!"

A sigh slipped from her, "They're normally so much nicer than this. Natalie." A lie. "Sometimes they just need to get their energy out and then they're golden!" Her metaphorical trousers caught on fire.

Before she could mend any skinned knees she saw one of the students rush to aid. "Thank you, Aggie. Everyone alright?"









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NUMBERS USED:
5, 6, 18, 19, 33, 35, 42, 51, 64, 72, 73

This round:
Reina Beck won Cockroach Clusters







Still so many prizes, so keep popping! (If you haven't joined it yet, please feel free to jump in at any time!)


Edited by Mrs Brom, 18 January 2017 - 08:44 AM.
Really, this thread is open until all of the prizes are gone


#16 Daya Valdez

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 04:40 AM

Daya squinted at the girl she had practically trampled over. No reaction, not even a whimper? That bothered her slightly but she chose to ignore it in favor of popping more bubbles for more stuff. She'll get her next time, really make her cryAnd then the professor decided to yell at her. 

 

"Tch." Daya snorted rolling her eyes, her lower lip jutting out forming a furious pout. She didn't care that there were plenty of stupid bubbles for everyone, she wanted them all. This was a competition was it not? Did she misread that part? Not that she cared she was going to do this the way she wanted to do this, which meant mowing down anyone that was is her way in anyway she had to. If that made her a bully, so be it.  

 

A bubble bobbed past her face. She glared at it then jabbed it with her fake wand.  

 

She had better get something this time. 

 

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#17 Mery Maud Spebbington

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:52 AM

Mery Maud was proud of herself for not crying, despite what had happened. She gave a relieved smile to her teacher, and said a tiny but grateful "Thank you Mrs. Brom."

She headed the woman's advice about steering clear of the girl who had pushed her down. It was then that she heard Aggie, the girl she had met in Diagon Alley, asking if she was all right.

"Yes, I'm fine now. I must have gotten in her way." When Aggie offered her a piece of her prize, Mery Maud couldn't help but smile.

"Thank you!" She said, popping a piece into her mouth.

Mery Maud was determined to win some candy of her own now, and immediately went to the closest balloon and popped it, her past failures forgotten.

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#18 Aggie Price

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:08 AM

Well, it was clear to see the girl who had tripped her new friend, Mery, had not done it accidently nor did she look happy about Mrs. Brom  yelling at her.  This was not boding well for Mery's future safety apparently.  Aggie decided to stay by her new friend and pop the bubbles with her. 

 

Of course, though she was focused on popping the bubbles, that didn't mean she wasn't keeping as aware as she could.  This was supposed to be a game and fun, at least that was Aggie's opinion in the matter.  She couldn't see how hurting people was fun. 

 

But for now, she focused on the game and tried a different swishing method of up and down instead of side to side.  Then again, maybe she was thinking about fishing from the way she was casting the nonexistent line on her twig.

 

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#19 Lindy Rose

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:05 PM

Lindy beamed at the woman's compliment, glancing over at where the girls were ... well, not getting along very well. Lindy decided to steer clear of that group probably.

Then again, who knew? Maybe they'd end up being Lindy's dormmates and she wouldn't be able to avoid them. How terrifying would that be? She swished her 'wand' the way her mum always did when she did some kind of magic for something simple -- Daddy was always rolling his eyes at her, but he did things the Muggle way more often than not -- and hoped she'd get something.

A prize would be nice.

"I wonder what other prizes they've got." Because that was important, obviously. She liked winning, but she didn't really want to win any cockroach clusters. Those were gross. Unless she put them in Uncle Fran's biscuit tray. Then it was kind of funny.

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#20 Emily Parker

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:49 AM

Emily was still in complete disbelief that she was standing there, in the midst of a world of wizards. She barely even recognized a larger crowd of students gathering to join in until Mrs. Brom brought her out of her intense thought. "Oh, okay! I'll try that ma'am!" Emily smiled, accepting her instructor's wand tips and moving towards the nearest bubble.

 

Flick my wrist, flick it! The ten year old concentrated, flicking her wand towards the closest bubble. Just the idea of being able to hold a makeshift fake wand and pop magical bubbles made her grin with delight; Emily couldn't understand the many students around her that seemed to be bored of the whole event. "My goodness, is that a- a frog?" She burst out, staring at a nearby student she hadn't met that had just popped a chocolate frog. "How cool is that!" 

 

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