You may remember friend of TFN, Chris K., from an article back in July where he took on a North Carolina school board while dressed as a Jedi Night. Well, Chris is back in touch and this time has written in to tell us about his wife's Star Wars inspired elementary school classroom. See below:
"My wife is a music teacher at an elementary school where a lot of teachers decorate their rooms with one theme or another. Long story short: over the summer we wound up taking custody of a life-sized statue of Yoda and didn't know what to do with it. A friend kind of suggested putting it in Lisa's classroom. Well one thing led to another and before long the room had a theme all it's own: the Star Wars saga! Here it is at http://theknightshift.blogspot.com/2007/09/star-wars-classroom-at-monroeton.html
The students LOVE it! They are fond of Yoda especially, and the younger students in particular.
Just don't misbehave in this classroom: you don't want to have to face the Dark Board of the Sith :)"
Thanks to Chris and his wife sharing the fun.
UPDATE: Chris is back in touch with some more school related Star Wars news from North Carolina:
"This is Chris Knight, the dude who conspired with his teacher wife to create the Star Wars-themed elementary school classroom a few months ago. Yesterday at her school they had Cultural Arts Day, and I was asked to come in to talk about filmmaking and demonstrate some special effects. One of the things that we did was set up a greenscreen, and along with a high-def camera and some chromakey software the kids got to experience what it's like to be on a virtual set! I used a current weather satellite image so they could see how weathermen stand in front of that on television. But what was really a lot of fun was that we got some students to stand in front of the screen wearing my Jedi cloak and holding a Master Replicas lightsaber, then we digitally inserted them into the Jedi Temple! Here's my report along with some photos.
Needless to say the kids got way into character, and were eager to "show their stuff" by flourishing such an elegant weapon before the camera :-)
The neat thing about this is that a LOT of the students said that they want to make movies on their own now. Don't be surprised if y'all started seeing a flurry of filmmaking coming out of north-central North Carolina 'cuz these are some bright kids!"