A few of my third graders thought they were too big to see Bambi. They actually whined and complained saying that it was a "baby" movie. What?!
Then I reminded myself that they are probably used to seeing "R" rated movies that contain language, violence, and subject matter not appropriate for children. Yet these movies were seen with parent permission!
It turns out that not one of my students had ever seen this classic. How sad.
Despite their initial outcry, everyone enjoyed today's "treat", except for 1 student whom I sent out to another class for being disruptive and rude. He is very obnoxious...a "thug" in the making, unfortunately.
And what did this movie have to do with 3rd grade curriculum or standards?
We are currently reading 2 Days in May by Harriet Peck Taylor which tells the story about a community helping the deer by taking them to a wildlife refuge.
*i cried throughout the movie