Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dolphin Tale Homeschool Day!

September is turning out to be THE month for truly family oriented movies. Courageous opens September 30, one that I am SO excited about but will post about later.

Dolphin Tale opens in theaters September 23. Not only is this movie family friendly, it's also homeschool friendly! So much so that Homeschool Movie Club is organizing a Homeschool Movie Day!

Not only am I excited about the movie (Hello? Harry Connick, Jr. is in it! *wink* I love you Sound Man! hee hee), but Homeschool Movie Club also has curriculum to go with the movie! Written by marine biologist Sherri Seligson, Apologia's Marine Biology curriculum author, this curriculum takes you through five lessons that are about ocean wildlife, not just dolphins. Seeing as how Kiddo wants to be a marine biologist, this is right up our alley. Can you see why I'm giddy?

I was already excited, but then when I read Sally Clarkson's glowing endorsement of the movie (not that having her son, Nathan, as a consultant on the movie had anything to do with that...hee hee), I did a happy dance! To help spread the word, Sally is giving away four Dolphin Tale Fun Packs!

Head over to her post to read more about the giveaway, and please go to Homeschool Movie Club and become a member. It's free! Plus, you'll get info on this movie as well as the others they endorse. You can sign up for their newsletter, as well as like them on Facebook for updates about the Homeschool Movie Day.

I can't WAIT for September 23rd! I hope our homeschool group will catch the excitement and support this movie on opening day. That's Sally's wish as well, as you'll read in her post. We want to send a message to Hollywood that we as Christians DO have a voice!

It's been a long time since I've been this excited about a movie premiere! I just counted and I say a form of the word "excited" six times in this post. Maybe I need to cut back on the caffeine.


Nathan Clarkson said...

Hi Butterfly Genes,

Thank you so much for your support. It's so neat to see people rallying behind a project like DOLPHIN TALE with great family values and morals.

I want to let you and your readers know that there is a round of FREE screenings for Homeschoolers who would like to attend an early screening of the movie.  We want our community to get excited about “Homeschool Day” on September 23, so we want as many folks as possible to attend the advance screening of Dolphin Tale and spread the word about this inspiring true story.

Click on the link below to RSVP to a city where the movie will be screened on 9/10:

Thanks again for your support.  It's because of you that we Homeschoolers will soon have a voice in Hollywood!

Best wishes,

Nathan J. Clarkson

Homeschool Movie Club

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That's so wonderful that there's homeschool curriculum to go with Dolphin Day. So Fun! Makes me wish we were still homeschooling!