Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Way We Were - Matinee Movie

On the last day of last term, I treated my class to a Matinee Movie. It was only for the last 15 minutes of the day, but the class really loved it. I got them to set up the seats like a movie theatre, facing the Smart Board. Then I got them to line up outside the door and 'pay me' 3-pence for their movie ticket (a little slip of paper with Matinee Movie written on it!) I told them that they must hold onto their ticket - so they could get back in if they needed to go to the toilet.

I played them one of the old old episodes of The Little Rascals. It was a silent film with the background music playing and those old fashioned written pages to let you know what is happening. I was amazed by how engrosed they were. I could have heard a pin drop! And those who went to the bathroom were sure to show me their ticket on their return.

I think kids love it when grown-ups play make-believe games with them.

1 comment:

  1. When I was little, my mother used to bring me shopping with her and the department store used to have a little theater for children. They would run little rascal movies all day long. I loved it! Thanks for bringing back some good memories.


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