by R.J. Palacio

A Little About Wonder . . .

August Pullman (Auggie to his friends) is not an ordinary boy. He was born with a facial deformity. It’s the type of face that scares kids and makes people stare. Auggie is pretty good natured about it all because he is the way he is, after all, and while he doesn’t like it that people stare, there’s not much he can do about it. After much discussion, he is getting ready to leave his homeschool world and start 5th grade at Beecher Prep. Will Auggie be able to convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

Wonder ???'s for Us

1 - When/how do we read? Over the announcements? Intercom? Rotate by subjects? Exploratory? Everyday? Time? When do we start?

2 - The book. Do we need a copy for every teacher? 1 per pod? 2-3 in the media center?

--Audio Book ($15-$30), Hard Cover ($15), Paperback ($12)

3 - How much "stuff" would teachers want? Resources (websites) and use what they want, questions/discussion starters for each character, 3-5 projects, 1 activity a week, nothing?

Imagine This: A World Without Bullies

Wonder Thoughts

1 - September is Craniofacial Acceptance Month

2 - RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) drawing - 1st Q, 1st Semester, or all year?

3 - Have students create a chapter by Daisy to be entered into a drawing

What would Auggie do?