Wonder:  SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. 

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

“Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year,” said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

We will be covering the following objectives this week:

  • Use evidence from the text to make inferences about characters
  • Creative empathetic writing that explores thoughts & feelings
  • Select & retrieve information from the text
  • Relate events in the novel to our own lives
  • Explore the opinions and feelings of the characters in the novel
  • Create your own precept and explain its meaning to others
  • Explore the thoughts & feelings of August
  • Infer & deduce by using evidence from the text

English:- Identify the simple subject of a sentence.

– Identify the simple predicate of a sentence.

– Identify run-on sentences.

Vocabulary: – Study  vocabulary words for a test on Friday.

1. ordinary

2. cleft palate

3. hysterical

4. hindsight

5. obnoxious

6. schlep

7. precept

8. stampede

9. mortality

10. aversion

Math: – Use ‘+’ and ‘-’ rules to add and subtract.

– Estimate sums and differences of numbers.

– Determine when to estimate or find an exact number.

– Add numbers, including multi-digit numbers.

Science: – Observe the function of a plant stem.

– Describe the structures of vascular and nonvascular plants.

– Describe the structure of fungi.

Social Studies: – Identify the counties that make up the Lesser Antilles.

– Identify where the Bahamas, Belize and Guyana are located.

Bible: – Study Bible verse for Friday. Parents, please encourage your child to study their Bible verse every week. These do impact their Bible grades.

– Demonstrate that God breathes life, understanding, power, and perfection into His words.

– Contrast the results of obeying God’s Word.

“…beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” Luke 24:27

HOMEWORK:

Please Note: Agendas and Math Homework books are in the process of being shipped. UPDATE: We received our Math homework book today. I will update the blog with math homework tomorrow.

Monday

READING: Pupils to research Treacher-Collins syndrome and write down 5 facts in their exercise books
ENGLISH: page 11
Tuesday
 
ENGLISH: Workbook page 13
 
MATH: Workbook page 65-66 1-5, 11

Wednesday

MATH: Workbook page 83-84 1-5, 8

ENGLISH: page 15

Thursday

VOCABULARY: Prepare for Vocabulary Test on Friday

Objectives and Lesson Plans – September 11-15, 2017
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