In our read aloud, Wonder, the teacher in the story has a different precept for each month of school. A precept is similar to a motto. Its a general rule to help guide our behaviors and thoughts. In the story, the students September precept is “When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.” We discussed what it meant and how we can show that in the classroom.
We as a class came up with the precept “Don’t judge a book by its cover” as our first precept. We watched the video below to help us understand what this means but to also appreciate what we have. Please ask your children about this at home.