Chapter 6 - "Glideroy Lockhart" - In which Ron receives a Howler, they learn about mandrakes in Herbology, Colin Creevey asks for an autographed photo, Lockhart is the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, and they learn about Cornish pixies.
Harry and Ron's Glorious Start to their Second Year
Stuck in [Snape's office], [Harry] and [Ron] are forced to try to explain their actions, first by [Snape] and then by [McGonagall] and [Dumbledore]. They are admonished, given [detentions], and warned that farther misbehavior will warrant expulsion from [Hogwarts]. [McGonagall] then leaves them to eat dinner there before heading up to [Gryffindor Tower].
[Harry] and [Ron] return to [Gryffindor Tower], where [Hermione] lectures them but the rest of the [Gryffindors] celebrate their dramatic entrance.
Start of Classes
At breakfast, [Ron] recieves a [Howler] from [Mrs. Weasley], making [Harry] feel awful. [McGonagall] then comes by with course schedules and the second years rush off to [Herbology].
As [Herbology] class prepares to start, [Harry] notices [Gilderoy Lockhart] annoying [Professor Sprout], and the class heads to [Greenhouse Three] with some interest.
Before [Harry] can get to [Herbology], [Gilderoy Lockhart] pulls him aside, both admonishing him for showing off in the [flying car] and bragging about [Lockhart]'s own accomplishments.
In [Herbology] class, the second years work on repotting [Mandrakes] and [Justin Finch-Fletchley] introduces himself to [Harry].
In the year's first [Transfiguration] class [Ron] has some difficulty owing to his broken [wand], while [Harry] feels like he's forgotten everything he learned in his first year.
At lunch [Hermione] shows off her coat buttons from [Transfiguration] class, and [Ron] notices she has outlined all of [Lockhart]'s lessons on her schedule in little hearts.
[Colin Creevey] introduces himself to [Harry] and asks to have a photo taken and for [Harry] to sign it. [Malfoy] stops by to loudly make fun of [Harry], and then to poke fun at [Ron] at the same time.