Dayton Avenue School and Eastport Elementary School students learned about the wonder of being an upstander, or a person who speaks up or intervenes on behalf of an individual being bullied.
In addition to sixth grade students reading R.J. Palacio’s “Wonder,” students at Dayton Avenue created colorful artwork decorated with inspirational words, such as “beautiful,” “athletic,” and “smart” to remind peers that they are wonderful the way they are. During a myFace Wonder Program assembly at both schools, students listened to myFace board representative Sandra Neuschotz and Director of Family Programs Dina Zuckerberg about various types of craniofacial differences, like Augie Pullman in “Wonder.” They learned what having a cranial difference was like for Ms. Zuckerberg while growing up, and how some people automatically assume that those with craniofacial differences are not smart, when, in reality, they are just like everyone else.
“Bad words and actions leave a mark on our hearts,” Ms. Zuckerberg said. “These things last and stay with you.”
The assembly also engaged students in the ways in which they can step in and stop a peer from being bullied.
Date Added: 10/7/2022