Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bambi, the movie

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

10 comments:

Indigo said...

One of the things I've learned working at Pretrial is that the kiddies these days have almost no exposure to culture at all. It's sad.

Keshi said...

thats sad indeed! Cos even tho Im an adult, I still would love to see Bambi and would enjoy it too. I know I will.

Today's young generation is totally different. They enjoy the MAX of sex, violence etc in movies, music etc. And MEDIA is to be blamed for that, isnt it.

Keshi.

Ur-spo said...

Everyone loves THe Mouse as he did such as fantastic job with stories, charateres and music.
how sad to think some kids haven't seen such classics.

ShoeGirl said...

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Solitaire said...

What is this world coming to? :(

Yummerson said...

You know I never saw that movie either. I think though that it was because I was brought up on what my parents knew and that wasn't bambi it was chavo. ;-)

Saludos amiga! Fuertes muy fuertes abrazos

Indigo said...

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TigerYogiji said...

How sad indeed! :(

Indigo said...

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Ashley said...

ugh. what has happened to western 'civilization' ?? Something is wrong when a 8 year old knows who Kim Kardashian is (I still can't figure out why she's famous) but hasn't seen a classic like BAMBI!!! Depressing, really....