Thursday, September 24, 2015

Finishing up Wonder, by RJ Palacio

Today we finished reading Wonder, by RJ Palacio. Not surprising, I'm sure, when I tell you this is one of my favorite books to read to kids. We had an amazing time reading it and connecting with a class in Chicago through Edmodo and sharing our thoughts, questions and concerns about the book.

One of the culminating projects I did with kids today was create a CHOOSE KIND sign to keep up in our classroom for years to come! (Every year, I come up with something that the class creates together and I keep in the classroom even after they graduate 5th grade)

To create the sign, I printed out each letter on cardstock paper. I paired students together and had each pair design a different letter. They were asked to find a synonym of the word 'kind' that started with the letter they were given. Here is what they came up with:

C - Caring
H - Honesty
O - Optimistic
O - Open-Handed
S - Sympathetic
E - Empathy

K - Kind-Hearted
I - Integrity
N - Nice
D - Decency

If you are interested in more resources for Wonder, please click on the link below!


  1. I love this idea! What font did you use to type the letters?!

    1. Hi Hannah,
      I found those bubble letters on Teachers Pay Teachers! You could also find an artistic student to draw them out for you :)


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