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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Those Aren't Classics... yet!

At NPA, my students get the opportunity to perform once each quarter at a schoolwide Sing Around.  The first quarter performance is my favorite, because I get to select patriotic music.  The second performance is my favorite because I love teaching standard and contemporary holiday music.  The third performance is my favorite because I get to enjoy the rhythms of folk songs and spirituals.  But the last performance really probably is my most favorite, because I teach the kids music about music, about joy, or just plain songs that I like.

One sixth grade class gets to sing one of the most beautiful balllads ever composed: "Somewhere Out There."  I knew the second they saw the title, they would be overcome with excitement and appreciation.  Well, until I realized that An American Tail is an 80's movie which none of them have ever seen.

And that led me down a line of reasoning through which I realized it is my responsibility to expose my children to the great animated films of my childhood.  A Land Before Time.  All Dogs Go to Heaven.  And certainly An American Tail.

I will likely regret this, but after a several month hiatus, Fife Star Cinemas will be reopening to bring 80's classics into the next generation. 

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Coming after Andrea finishes her Masters Degree...)


Sarah said...

Bought both Land Before Time and American Tale to watch in the van during the LONG Arizona roadtrip. Was the first time my kids had seen either. Realized I needed to let them see the good ones I used to love!