Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wonder

All of us read Wonder by R.J. Palacio this summer. I hope you enjoyed the book as much as I did.  In the story, the English teacher, Mr. Browne, shared precepts with his students, and at the end of the school year, asked them to share theirs with him. Mr. Browne tells his students that a precept is a rule about a really important thing. His first precept of the year is "When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind."

Often, families have precepts or sayings that they use quite often. Some are serious; some are silly. In the comments below, share a precept that your family quotes. If you have trouble thinking of one, ask your mom or dad or grandparent for ideas. This assignment is due on Friday, August 17th.

68 comments:

  1. Sarah Katherine#16August 15, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    my family precept that my dad reminds me when i am about to do something stupid is "You gotta be tough if you're gonna be stupid." I dont know the story behind this.

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  2. My family precept that my parents remind me is when we have dinner, and its something i don't like and Im about to complain they always say, "take what you get and don't throw a fit." My dad and I made up this saying when I was little.

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  3. My family precept is "If it was a snake it would of bit you"

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  4. "Sometimes you have to toughen up and be a man"

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  5. "If you don't stop growing i'll have to put a brick on your head!"

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  6. its raining cats and dogs

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  7. mine is "sit up strait or you'll grow like a C "

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  8. My family's "better safe than sorry"

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  9. I had a hard time deciding but my family has two things we often say last one is "it's better to give then to receive

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  10. looks like the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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  11. mine is, "Dont stop and keep going."

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  12. My Dad always tells me "to do your best and be a leader." My mom says "to talk less and listen more."

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  13. "Always treat others with respect."

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  14. My family says you can study but you'll either sink or swim and better safe than sorry!

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    1. You can study hard but you can't study hard enough.

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  15. My family says you can study but you'll either sink or swim and better safe than sorry!
    Sorry i forgot to post my class number! Sorry :)

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  16. I know you've heard this one before, "If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all." my dad tells me this a lot " because I complain so much. It's not a part I like)

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  17. Hayden#6

    My family says Close but no cigar.

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  18. My mom always says, "Are you as snug as a bug in a rug?"(It drives me nuts!)

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  19. Keagan Pendergrass #14August 15, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    My family says when you go to bed early you get off to a better start.

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  20. My family says the game plan is because she tells us what we do when we get there.

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  21. i have one more. Today's peacock may be tomorrow's feather duster. :0( it's not good to brag )

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  22. "Can't never could do anything"

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  23. when ever my family says something funny we say " well were the bensons and thats our job

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  24. The early bird gets the worm c;

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    1. If you mean geting up at 5:00 and skiping traffic than yes!

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  25. My precept is, " Put God first, others second." ;) :)

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  26. My Mom says to (Love one another)

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  27. Mine is,"Give all your chocolate to your dad."

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  28. locosmocos(crazy bugers) always be happy

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  29. my family precept is "I love u to the moon and back."

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  30. that excuse is as old as the holes in your grandfathers underpants.

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  31. You alaways have to be respectful

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  32. sweet pickles and furry peaches

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  33. my precept is my dad would say ( Don't trust a bus driver with a clown hat and i would say don't take a wooden nickel

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  34. this is my family's precept (Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

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  35. my family precept is, I love you all the way to heaven

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  36. Live life to the fullest!

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  37. If at first you don't succeed try again

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  38. My dad says. "Matthew you are in HOT WATER!"

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  39. Some days when I get home and I am very SAD my mom or dad say Jackson turn that frown upside down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. My family precept is,(ok, dont laugh its a little weird) only brush the teeth you want to keep. haha

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  41. Mine is "better mosquito bite than bee sting".That means always satisfy with what you have.

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  42. My grandfather always says before we go to bed, Don't let the bugs bite.

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  43. My precept is do your best in life and that is all that matters.

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  44. My mom always says treat others the way you want to be treated.

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    1. i love that one :)

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    2. My family precept is "You don't call a squirrel a rabbitt". That means you tell it like it is.

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  45. when me and my little brother are fighting over were we get to sit at home ( or in the car ) my dad always says whoever gets there first gets and if you move your feet you lose your seat. It is a little strange but you would be surprised of how often it happens!

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  46. Mine is you don't know if you like it if you haven't tried it.

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  47. My mom always tells me to have friends you must be a friend.

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  48. My mom always says "do what's required, then do a little more."

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  49. Mikele #18
    My mom says "put the games away, and start a busy day."

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  50. My mom says you ain't seen bad but it's comen.

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    1. *Watch your back and pray to God.

      I forgot to write this in my blog.

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  51. You haven't failed until you stop trying.

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  52. love one another

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  53. treat others the way you want too be treated.

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  54. everyday you get a little bit sweeter.

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    1. You are completely right about that for sure!!! :)

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  55. my brother's is ...and he is only 4... i love you to the moon and back :)

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  56. My dads i love you so much you cant imagine

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  57. I like the movie better than the book.

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  58. I like both the movie and the book theres not many changes
    but there are some the book tells more and exaggerates more.
    But I like the movie better :D

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  59. I like the book better because, it kinda had a little more detail and books are always better than the movies.

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  60. I think both of them are good and actually make sense.Still the movie is a little better.

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