Today was a weird day mainly because tomorrow is a holiday (technically tomorrow is actually today since it's 12:18am but whatever). The holiday tomorrow is Labor Day even though it's not September. So sometimes when holidays in Chile fall on a Tuesday some companies will decide to give their employees Monday off as well. You know, so everyone can enjoy a four day weekend. Well, my school didn't give us Monday off, so I found myself at 7am on a very empty metro on my way to work. I was missing 10 kids from my class so I decided that was a perfect excuse for a video day.
Last year I showed my kids many Planet Earth episodes (it fit in nicely with our unit on ecosystems). Now we're not suppose to cover ecosystems until term 2 but I thought I'd show them the first episode, From Pole to Pole anyway.
I love Planet Earth. Like a lot. And From Pole to Pole is a good introduction to the series. It covers a little bit of everything: penguins, seals getting eaten by sharks, ducks, caribou getting eaten by wolves, elephants, impala getting eaten by some weird African dogs. My kids really enjoyed it. Especially when animals ate other animals. Gross.
Anyway, when the video finished I asked if anyone had a questions. One boy shot his hand up in the air and asked, "Miss, was the video narrated by Dumbledore?"
Seems I'm not the only one with Harry Potter on the brain.
I should also point out I was showing my students the British version, not the US version narrated by Sigourney Weaver.
In case you were curious, the British version is narrated by a famous Brit named David Attenborough. You know, this guy:
It's okay, I don't know who he is either. But the guy's got a frog on his hand.
Anyway he's pretty much famous only because his brother Richard was the crazy dinosaur man from Jurassic Park who thought opening up a petting zoo with raptors and a T-Rex was a good idea. You know, this guy:
He's the one who isn't Laura Dern or Sam Neill.
Relax, England. I'm only kidding. David is famous for a bunch of real reasons. But neither of the Attenborough brothers will ever be as famous as Dumbledore. Obviously.
I feel like I've gotten way of topic. So let's end it here.
Moral of the story:
All British people sound alike (in the ears of a 10 year old Chilean student).