Mr. Brown’s Precepts
Many 4th, 5th, and 6th graders have read the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio and will be familiar with Mr. Brown’s monthly precepts. These are inspirational sayings the teacher, Mr. Brown, puts on his board monthly for his students. For example, the precept for September is “When given a choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.”
You can look through all of Mr. Brown’s precepts and think about them together. This would make for a good philosophy session with a group or a discussion at home over dinner.
Do you think the precept is right? Are there exceptions to the precept that need to be considered? Are there situations where following that precept could cause unfortunate consequences?
You can find Mr. Brown’s precepts in the book if you have it, or there is a list here.