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"Wonder" and the 7th grade Mishler Team

During the month of October, students on the 7th Grade -Team 1 (Mishler Team), started reading the book "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio during their CBL classes. The team wrote a venture grant, called "Diversity", and the sole purpose was for students to read the book and see through the eyes of a child born with Treacher Collins Syndrome and to understand the struggles/achievements made by the protagonist, August Pullman. The message to be taken away from this book, and encouraged to use daily, is to always choose kindness. On behalf of the Altoona Area School District Foundation, the grant was approved and the students were able to take a fieldtrip on November 17, 2017 (opening day) to watch the movie.