Today was a difficult day for many of us as we read through a couple of chapters of Wonder. August has had to endure, put up with, so much in his short time of life, but realizing that others would not even touch him brought about outrage, sadness, and a sense of incomprehension for many of you. In your response share your thoughts and feelings about what is happening to August. Why do you think his peers treat him like that? Did you make any connections to people you know who have had this happen to them? How did this make you feel? How can we change these types of behaviours? Take time to respond thoughtfully and with care. Check your work for clarity, for a deeper reflection on this topic.
Today we watched the video "Urban Gorilla". In the movie we saw how similar gorillas can be to humans and learned that because they were being killed by humans in their natural habitat, they needed to be rescued or face extinction. But after gorillas are rescued not all are able to live in a satisfactory environment.
What did you think of Ivan's real domain at the B & I Mall? Was this what you expected, visualized? How was it different? Was it better or worse? Explain your thoughts.
Also, what made the most impact on you while you watched? Which scene, what new information, what idea made you stop and think. Explain why it did. Include your emotional reactions, any connections, any thoughts about it.
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I am a grade 6/7 teacher who has been teaching in the Surrey School District for over 20 years. I love to read, garden, walk, and spend time with family and friends.