Today we wrote/found our own precepts, words that we would like to live our lives by. We planned and presented them on posters.
In the latest chapter of 'Wonder' we met a new character, Mr Browne who teaches English. He explained the meaning of a precept and has told Auggie and the rest of the class that they will get a new one every month.
"Rules about really important things"
"Words to live by."
"Can help guide you in making a decision."
Mr Brownes first precept:
We talked about this as a class and we think it means...
When you are faced with a problem or decision, even if you are right sometimes its easier or better to just back down and be kind instead.
We thought that if everyone lived by this 'rule' the world would be a better place. There would not be any fighting or other conflicts. We also talked about how hard it would be to back down from an argument when you knew you were right just to save the other persons feelings. We decided being kind is not as simple as it sounds and that there are times when it is ok to be right.
After a loooooong discussion we came up with the idea that the most important word in this precept is CHOICE. We have a choice in every decision we make, every decision needs to be evaluated but sometimes it is better to choose to be kind rather than right. We always have a choice.
Do you choose to be kind?
Today is Auggie's first day of school. We came up with some advice for him to ensure he has a great day.
You should play with Charlotte and Jack Will – James
Play with the people you know for the first couple of days – Kurt
If you get bullied or teased just ignore them – Emma
If you’re lost ask for help – Annya
Don’t be scared to ask questions – Chloe
Don’t mess with people bigger than you – Ryan
Try and make new friends – Krystal
Isten to the teacher and do what he/she says – Annya
Stay close to the teacher, tell her if someones being mean to you – James
Don’t tell tales – Annya
Have a great time! Krystal
Ignore nicknames that other people give you – Marsh
Try your best, have a go at everything – Jorja
Act like you don’t care if people are mean to you, play it cool – Krystal
Make the most of every opportunity – Ryan
Try and keep on top of all the school/home work – Chloe
Edit your writing – James