Thursday, April 26, 2007

Springtime For Hitler

After my third reading of Night for the day, I am full of melancholy. So it's last period and we're finished for the day.

"Miss! This is sad!"

"You're right, it is. But I do think this book teaches us about the nature
of people. It'll be sad, though. There's not going to be a musical number
anytime soon."

(and this charming kid sounds genuinely sad and wistful) "But wouldn't it
be great if they just busted out and sang I Will Survive? I love that
song, Miss."


CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

In the midst of melancholy sometimes there is music. I think your student somehow dimly perceived that.

Fellow Ed said...

Let me guess who said that! :)

I have to say, I love that song too!

That kid just makes me smile.

rebecca said...

I love that.

Scott said...

Great story.

I prefer the Cake cover, btw. Of course it and Gloria's are for different moods.

educat said...

I will go on and on about this child, but the blog isn't the place for it.

All of you will be pleased to know that we ended up using "Life is Beautiful" along with "Night" to study the Holocaust, so we sort of had our musical number. The movie gave us a lovely discussion on tone and the kids LOVED the movie! I love that those kids can say they've seen a foreign film ;)