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Nassakeag Wonders

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Seeking inspiration from the novel turned movie “Wonder,” fourth-grade students at Nassakeag Elementary School recently completed a multidimensional project focused on character development and the importance of kindness.

After reading the book, the students discussed how the characters changed throughout the course of the book and how their interactions with others helped to sway the students’ opinions of the characters. 

Connecting to their grade-level English Language Arts curriculum, the students then identified a precept from R.J. Palacio’s book “365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Brown’s Book of Precepts” that they identified with. They created a “wall of wonders” in the fourth-grade hall using the precepts. 

Additionally, they reflected on one of the themes of the book – the choice individuals often have of being right or being kind. The students noted what it means to choose kindness, when the choice between kindness and right may occur and why it is important to choose kindness. 

In addition, the students in Miss Donato’s classroom created a class book of original precepts and how they are working to make a difference in the world. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019   |  District Home