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Published on Nov 20, 2017 16:13

The grades 4-8 classes went to see the movie Wonder today.  It was fantastic.  The movie shared a powerful message around seeing beyond someone's appearance and who a true friend is...

If you have a chance to discuss the movie with your child, here are a few questions to think about:

Which character could you relate to the most and why?

Each month, Mr. Browne, the English teacher, highlights a precept. He teaches the class that precepts are "rules about really important things." What are some rules about "really important things" in your life?

One of Mr. Browne's precepts is "Your deeds are your monuments." What do you think that precept means?

Mr. Tushman gives Auggie an award for "lifting others' hearts." He quotes Beecher, who wrote "Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength...He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts..." What does this quotation mean to you? 

Another one of Mr. Browne's precepts is "When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind." What does this quotation mean to you? 

Some of the characters are upstanders and some are bystanders. What is the difference? How is upstanding different from friendship? How is it the same? 

What are some of the characteristics you would want a true friend to have? 

Would you rather have lots of friends who you don't know really well, or one or two true friends who you can count on?