The 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers are planning a field trip to see the movie “Wonder.” If you haven’t read the book, it is an amazing story of perseverance, friendship, fitting in and acceptance. The author has described the novel as a, “meditation on kindness.” And says, “Every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.”
Over the past few years, this book has been read to our students as a read aloud, small group novel or independently. It has sparked many conversations about empathy, being perceived as different and acceptance. We were so excited to hear that the movie was coming out, and would love to take the students to see it as we can continue many of these important conversations in reading, writing and character education.