The wonderful publicists at Random House Children's Books were inspired by all of the talk of teachers using Wonder by R.J. Palacio in the classroom, and created the #WONDERschools Blog Tour running October 1-9, with a very special post on October 10th on R.J. Palacio's own website in celebration of Auggie's birthday and also to honor "Unity Day" as part of Bullying Prevention Month.
Ever since I first heard of WONDER, I knew that it would probably be a book I'd want to use with my students. Once I read it, there was no doubt in my mind that it is a book that needs to be shared with students. Since I teacher 7th and 8th grade, it's an especially important time for them to be thinking about always remembering to #choosekind.
So this year, all of my classes will be hearing WONDER as a read aloud and having discussions in class. We will also be sharing our thoughts with our Sister Classroom and figuring out ways to spread the word through in school and online public service announcements reminding others to always #choosekind.
Read my review of WONDER here.