Jun. 18th, 2007 06:23 pm
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Tomorrow is the last full day of school with the students, and so as a team we decided to show a movie for a chunk of tomorrow. Each of us is supposed to bring in our own G or PG rated movie for the students to watch. I am having intense self-doubt over my ability to select a movie they would enjoy after I brought in the Simpsons on DVD for them to watch during the last twenty minutes of Friday's half day and a number of kids said that they'd NEVER SEEN THE SHOW!

And so, a poll!

[Poll #1005577]

Date: 2007-06-18 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't think you can go wrong with Holes. Or possibly Sky High. But I'd go with the former. I've shown it to my college freshmen the past two years, and they've always enjoyed it--boys and girls. Plus, there's the likelihood that many of them haven't seen it.

If not that, then I'd go with Bill & Ted.

Date: 2007-06-18 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I will also add that Mr. K's Aunt Linda, who taught 11 year olds for several years, actually made Bill and Ted part of her yearly curriculum, as she thought it had RELEVANCE as well as great entertainment value.

Date: 2007-06-19 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i LOVE groundhog day, but don't know if 13yos would like it as much for their last day of school.

Date: 2007-06-19 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Napoleon Dynamite and Pirates were both pretty sure-fire hits when I was teaching middle school a couple years ago. They might enjoy some of the other ones you listed but a lot of them will assume that if they haven't already seen it, it can't possibly be good. This has happened to me with such delights as The Princess Bride, and it made me full of sad.

I show The Emperor's New Groove to my high schoolers and they usually really like it. I also personally find it quite hilarious. And it is under 90 minutes long, so it is superb for watching during a class period, as it allows time to get it started, and time to get the kids resituated after it is over.

Date: 2007-06-19 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
lol @ full of sad

That makes me full of sad, too. The Princess Bride is wonderful.

Date: 2007-06-20 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Freedom Writers is good if they haven't all seen it already and they've read Diary of Anne Frank this year (or previously). Pirates would be a good choice too, or possibly National Treasure though I'm not sure of its rating.

In my experience, it's hard to find a movie that both boys and girls will like. And unless they are amazingly well behaved, I would imagine most won't really watch the movie anyway this close to the end of school.


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