Friday, February 3, 2012

A Smile as Big as the Moon

Last Sunday night, while working on the week's homeschool planning, I turned on the television and started watching the newest Hallmark movie, A Smile as Big as the Moon.  It's about a teacher who takes the first class of special education students to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.  The program was designed for gifted students, but the teacher was convinced his students, with just some imagination, could participate too.

Now, I'm a sucker for Hallmark movies anyway, but this one hit home and I ended up getting very little homeschool planning done.  The kids in the movie, many of whom have autism, Down syndrome, and learning disabilities in real life, reminded me of Ryne in so many ways -- amazing kids who just need a chance and a little understanding from the world around them.  I thought the movie was wonderfully done, and I cried through the whole thing.  

The night I saw the movie it was on ABC, but it will be making it's premiere on the Hallmark Channel Saturday night.  So if you get that channel (I don't, sniff, sniff), I highly recommend watching this movie, hopefully with your kids.  My kids were already in bed, so they didn't get to see it, but I went out and bought a copy, so we'll be watching it as a family soon.  

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I have Hallmark and will try to watch. I better go to the store and buy a few boxes of Kleenex first.

  2. Lol, I should clarify: I cried through the whole thing because it hit close to home. Mostly it's just a feel-good movie -- no tissue stockpiling necessary. ; )

  3. I heard it was really good...perhaps I can borrow it! : )