I am so in love with the book that I'm reading with my class!! Starting off the year with Wonder has been the best decision ever. Seriously!!
Let's talk about Wonder by RJ Palacio!
This is the best book to start your school year with! It's so great to just discuss friendship, bullying, kindness, integrity, etc. We've been having the absolute best conversations in class during our community circle and it has totally changed the way kids work with one another and respect each other in class!
Wonder is a story about a boy who was born with very special circumstances and he starts at a school for the first time in the 5th grade. His trials and tribulations are documented as he makes friends and gets to know the students in his school.
We made some special art displays to go with the book and we've all signed a pledge to choose kind!!
If you're looking for the best read aloud to teach your students empathy, compassion, kindness, etc. then this is the book for you! The kids love it. I can't keep enough copies of it stocked up in the classroom. Even the boys are all over it!
We're finishing it this week and we can't wait to start the next part! We're reading Auggie & Me next!!
So...come on over to Focused on Fifth and linkup to share what you're reading!!