School is back in session for most folks across the country. For some, there’s a week left of glorious summer vacation before you head back to the classrooms. This Labor Day weekend, we all get a last hurrah at summer, and Sonoma Christian Home has compiled a list of fun family movies to celebrate back to school and say goodbye to another amazing summer! SCH Editor At Large Melanie S. Pickett reports.
Monsters University goes back in time from the original story of Monsters, Inc. when young Mike and Sulley aspire to be top scarers. Of course, adventure and fun ensue as best pals Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) get caught up in shenanigans around campus.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a fun story about Greg Heffley and his best friend Rowley, as the pair tackle middle school and face the challenges, upsets, and adventures together. Greg also deals with his older brother Rodrick who mercilessly teases Greg and Rowley, and we see the funny and sometimes tender family dynamics. The film is based on the highly popular book series by the same name.
No list about school would be complete without the tween and teen classic, High School Musical. Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) and Gabrielle Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) star together in this fun, whimsical, witty story of high school students coming together to perform in their school’s musical, all the while tackling family matters and dating. It was originally released on The Disney Channel and is part one of a trilogy following the students through their high school careers.
Remember the Titans stars Denzel Washington who’s hired as the school’s head football coach. The film shares about racial tensions, family dynamics, and is based on the true story of Herman Boone (Washington), an African-American coach. This film is inspiring and thoughtful, and best for older kids and parents.
The Indian in the Cupboard is a fun fantasy film adventure based on the book written by Melissa Mathison. It is a childhood classic book-turned-movie. On his ninth birthday, a boy receives a cupboard as a gift. He learns that when he places a toy in the cupboard, it comes to life. Omri learns some valuable life lessons through the characters in the cupboard.
Sonoma Christian Home wishes you and your family a healthy and blessed start to an amazing new school year!
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