y husband and my oldest daughter are Star Wars fanatics. I must admit, I have seen most of the movies and I like a good Star Wars reference, but I'm not a Super Fan. Well after visiting "Galaxy's Edge" at Disney World, I can say that I'm ready to learn more about the whole Star Wars story. In fact, my youngest daughter has decided that we need to watch ALL of the movies.
I do remember going to the movie theater with my family when I was growing up in the 1970's to see the original movies. I always liked Princess Leia and Yoda. When the Ewoks showed up in The Return of the Jedi, I wanted them to be real and to have one come and live with me.
So this afternoon I was thinking about Star Wars and all of the famous lines we have gotten from those movies. I started Googling the lessons we learned from Star Wars and came across the neatest blog post. It's called "10 Things We Learned From Star Wars" and I'll put a link to it HERE. The lessons the writer shared fit perfectly with our Growth Mindset. It is all about everything from being brave to being a good friend. These are my three favorite lessons from that article ...
1) Be Loyal to Your Friends - now more than ever we realize how important our friends are. Sometimes when we see them every day, we take them for granted. It is also important to be a good friend to others. Everyone needs a friend that they can count on.
2) It's Never Too Late to Make a Change - I like this because it also goes with admitting if you make a mistake. We are in charge of our decisions and if we make a bad decision, we have the chance to fix it. Along with that goes the idea that if someone we know tries to fix something then we need to be understanding and give them a second chance. It's not good to stay mad at someone forever.
3) Never Say "I Have a Bad Feeling About This" - At first this made me laugh because in every movie, especially scary movies, when a character says those words, we know something bad is going to happen. On the other hand, I like how the article said that if something gives us that "bad feeling" then we need to trust our instincts. That's true for all of you. If something doesn't seem right - when you are out in public, when you are online, when you are with friends, etc. - you need to trust your feelings.
So to go with my blog today, I have a question and a fun activity. I hope that you make the time to comment because I'm excited to hear what you have to say.
What lesson have you learned from star wars or do you have a different movie that has taught you a lesson about life?
Author - Mrs. McKibben
Mrs. McKibben is a math and science teacher at Pickaway Elementary School in Ohio. She loves teaching and Disney. She is especially excited to start this blog with her students. "Some say fate is beyond our command, but I know better. Our destiny is within us. You just have to be brave enough to see it." - Merida from Brave