Thrive Public School Took The Kindness Challenge

Inspired By The Movie Wonder

By Courtney Daly-Pavone April 26, 2018

Students at Thrive Public School in City Heights took part in a Kindness Challenge and found out it's cool to be kind! 

Students helped pick up trash in Mission Beach, assisted teachers and classmates, and showed random acts of kindness. A Kindness Ceremony was held and students received copies of the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and Wonder Gear which included T-shirts, and school supplies.

The recent hit movie Wonder, and DVD release starring Julia Roberts has inspired millions of people.  Wonder continues to encourage kids, families, and educators nationwide to #ChooseKind.  The #ChooseKind Movement has an anti-bullying theme of acceptance, mindfulness, that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

A “Daily Wonder” app is also available on iOS, and provides a precept for each day of the year celebrating goodness and strength. 

Based on the second book of the Wonder series 365 Days of Wonder, also by R.J. Palacio, the app has something to inspire everyone. 

Messages are drawn from popular songs, inscriptions from Egyptian tombstones, fortune cookies, and words of wisdom from such noteworthy people as Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Mahatma Ghandi, and everyday kids. Fans can submit their own words of wisdom for potential inclusion into the app at

2018 the “Year of Wonder” - Join the Movement!
Thousands of teachers nationwide have already chosen to certify their classrooms “Kind” using the FREE “Wonder Anti-Bullying Themed Resource Guides.” All others interested in furthering the inclusive, anti-bullying discussion can take the #ChooseKind Pledge Online.

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