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It causes pronoun trouble
Old 11-10-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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A lot of my third-graders have seen the recent movie "IT"
Our lesson curriculum this week dealt with pronouns. There's no problem with "he, she, we, him, her, us", but when we get to "it" the kids would get scared. It's taking a lot of effort to convince them that "it" is a pronoun, and not a killer clown.

Why the greasy fang are parents taking 8 year olds to an R-rated Stephen King horror movie?


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Old 11-10-2017, 11:42 AM
 
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Sounds like your principal and school counselor should address appropriate movies and videos etc. for elementary children.

Maybe they can include this in their newsletter (several times). Maybe they can include a regular section that recommends yes or no for new videos/movies/music.

So many parents do not know how to parent and they need ongoing parent education. Start a committee to address these issues.

I know...we're not supposed to be the doctors and psychologists and .xyz, but it seems like we have to be.
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"What the greasy fang..."

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Old 11-10-2017, 09:46 PM
 
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Oh wow! Totally inappropriate movie, but this description made me giggle a little in my head!
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:05 PM
 
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believe that parents would let their kids see this movie! Especially third graders! Way too young!


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Old 11-12-2017, 12:14 PM
 
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A few years ago, I had a 3rd grader who would constantly quote Family Guy. Worse, he quoted the guy who took advantage of women, "Giggity, giggity." I had to make it very clear to him that those words or any others from that show were never to be said in the classroom.

His parents thought it was fine. It was a cartoon. :/
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I had a 4th grader who talked about it all the time. There was also his 14 year old brother who supervised the 10 year old. At conference I expressed my concerns, and got the Its a cartoon! defense. It is not a fourth grade cartoon. What are they thinking???
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The trouble isn't with the pronoun.
Old 11-14-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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Third graders already know that "it" is a pronoun. They use it all the time.
They are not scared of the pronoun. I would tell them to knock off the silliness, and get with the program.
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