Etta almost stumbled into the room, almost a second late and hurried to the front. Of course she was running late. At least it was the younger years. Surely they wouldn’t judge her so harshly. “Hello class, welcome to your first class of Transfiguration, oh and welcome to Hogwarts,” she said, adding on the last bit. She was standing at the front, catching her breath (she definitely, absolutely, did not run. Absolutely not.) “Good morning, class. I’m Etta and I will be your teacher for the year." She took a look at the new group and smiled. "I'm so excited to get to know everyone over the next seven years." Etta was determined to make sure they all stuck around until seventh year. She got sad when she had to tell them they can't continue into NEWTs. "If you need me then just look for my office.” Etta paused, if they could find it. "But I'll also be in here as well a lot of the times. Please don't hesitate to come to me if you need anything. Remember, you only need time to be able to perfect something. Now, this will just be an introductory class so nothing too stressful. First thing first….can anyone tell me what transfiguration entails? Do you have any expectations to what you’ll experience this year? Any possible confusions? For my sake as well as the others, please introduce yourself as well.”
Jeremiah PrinceFirst Year Gryffindor -Son of Ash and Charity Prince – 15:07, July 20, 2020 (UTC)
"It turns stuff into other stuff," he offered. "I'm Jeremiah Prince."
Felicity BagmanHufflepuff First Year -Daughter of Thomas and Elle Bagman – 15:07, July 20, 2020 (UTC)
"Or it produces stuff," she added. "I'm Lissy Bagman."
Alex PrinceFirst Year Gryffindor -Son of Ash and Charity Prince – 15:11, July 20, 2020 (UTC)
She'd give a slight frown. "Emily Willard. Transfiguration is the magic that deals with turning one thing into another. It has a variety of sub-branches such as transformation, conjuration, vanishing, un-transifuration, and switching."
Jeremiah PrinceFirst Year Gryffindor -Son of Ash and Charity Prince – 15:12, July 20, 2020 (UTC)
He frowned. "Isn't that what I said? Or at least part of it? It turns stuff into other stuff."
Letting his mum's class descend into chaos because of the Bagmans isn't on his "will let slide" list. Other classes, sure! But not Transfiguration. "You were both right," he butts in, looking between them both. Then, he looks at Etta. He wants to change the topic a bit, but he's also curious to know - "When will we learn how about animagi?"
Alfie just sat in his seat as he watched the chaos unfold. The Bagmans sure seemed to like to argue with one another, and he was glad that someone else jumped in to stop it. He was honestly surprised that it wasn't Rosie, seeing as she loved a good argument.
Rosalind 'Rosie' WhitefordGryffindor 1st Year -"It is always the fear of looking stupid that stops you from being awesome" – Owl 16:58, July 20, 2020 (UTC)
Rosie had been sitting back in her seat listening to the disagreement with increasing amusement. She hadn't quite managed to convince Alfie that they should sit in the front so they were about half way through the classroom instead. She leant over to Alfie's side in order to say "I don't know I think turning a piece of paper into an airplane should definitely count as magic" but she'd never quite mastered the art of whispering so what she'd intended to only be loud enough for Alfie to hear came out more like a stage whisper. She settled back in her seat grinning from ear to ear before she addressed the rest of the room "Ooh Animagi are cool! We should definitely learn about that, and human transfiguration! I think you'd look great as a cat Alfie!"
Jeremiah PrinceFirst Year Gryffindor -Son of Ash and Charity Prince – 21:51, July 25, 2020 (UTC)
"Pfft," he rolled his eyes dismissively. "Obviously I meant magically. You're too uptight, Emily. Just chill."
Felicity BagmanHufflepuff First Year -Daughter of Thomas and Elle Bagman – 21:51, July 25, 2020 (UTC)
She'd give Felicity a nod of thanks then turn back to Jeremiah. "Words matter. You could turn your hair from brown to gold and it still might be a charm and not transfiguration. Even with magical things...especially with magical things using clear descriptions is critical."
Alex PrinceFirst Year Gryffindor -Son of Ash and Charity Prince – 14:33, July 27, 2020 (UTC)
He'd frown at Felicity and nudge her, his voice low while Emily was distracted pontificating to Jeremiah. "You agree with us Lissy...we know you do. She need to just chill and stop acting like she knows so much more than everyone else."
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” - Leo Buscaglia
"There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice." ~ Charles de Montesquieu
Felicity BagmanHufflepuff First Year -Daughter of Thomas and Elle Bagman – 00:04, August 5, 2020 (UTC)
"Even if that's true," she hissed, "that doesn't give you the right to be terrible to her. She's our cousin."
Etta was sitting on the desk, as she often usually does, her leg crossed over the other as she waited for students to file in. “Welcome back to another year at Hogwarts. If you don't know me, I’m Etta and I hope you enjoyed your summer and ready for another year of learning. My office is just down the hall so please don’t hesitate, my door is always open. Now, too jump right back into it. First question, and everyone should be at least a little familiar with this-but can anyone explain to me what the transfiguration formula is? Remember, chocolates are always up for grabs. Bonus points if you can give me the explanation of what each letter means and how they contribute to the formula.”
This class always had a good mix of confusion and dread in it since it was more complicated than most of the others and it was surprising how much students, even young ones like her, didn't like looking or feeling stupid. It made her withdraw a bit and made her feel more confused since she had a tough time pushing all of that feeling away.
Elior Blix☢ Gryffindor -Third Year – 08:10, July 30, 2020 (UTC)
"What is the transfiguration formula supposed to be?" He looked around the room. He couldn't be the only idiot who didn't understand this. "You mean like find target and point wand to cast spell?"