November 9, 2009
On Friday November 13th from 3:20 – 5:00, I will be showing a movie called The Mighty which is based on the excellent novel Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. This is the heart-warming story of a unique friendship shared by two seventh grade boys, Kevin and Max. Kevin, afflicted with a rare physical disability that prevents him from living a normal childhood, is an extremely intelligent boy who lives in the world of his imagination. Max on the other hand is an extremely hefty boy who suffers from a learning disability and has failed the seventh grade several times. Fate brings the boys together when Kevin is assigned to tutor Max in his reading skills; here their magical journey begins. These two boys, who appear on the surface to have nothing in common, find they share many painful realities of being outcasts, and of being abandoned by their fathers early in life. Kevin's enchanting world of knights and their quest for justice is brought into reality through his exciting journey with Max. Through their adventures, they find a friendship providing completeness of self and an unbreakable bond of love.
5D and I read the book that this movie is based on together and would now like to view the film.
It is rated PG – 13 so it is an optional viewing for all students. I have showed this film for the last 9 years to many children. They have enjoyed it immensely!
Please be sure to check the website for upcoming dates and your conference times (under Parent Handouts.).
With a love of great stories to share,
Ms. Amy Branch
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Ever since I was a child, I wanted to travel the world and to make a difference in other people's lives. I truly didn't believe I would become a teacher though; however, I am so glad that I am 5D's teacher! I am originally from Washington state but have enjoyed living in both West Africa and Lebanon. I am very blessed to have lived such an incredible life thus far.
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