Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Akeelah and the Bee: An Empowering Story

Powerful quote from the film.

I felt privileged watching the powerful film, Akeelah and the Bee, with my students today. What a terrific story about perseverance, tenacity, intelligence, friendship, love, and care. The movie was a perfect fit for my fifth graders' interest and our numerous talks about growth mindset, social competency, character, and personal passion and interests. The movie also demonstrated wonderful resilience and challenge in the face of adversity.

We started watching the film on the snowy afternoon right before the February break and continued watching today during lunch (due to indoor recess) and at the very end of the day. If you're looking for a great film to share with your Middle School students, I recommend Akeelah and the Bee.