Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Meredith Fitzgerald
ELA-Morris
2/5/2013

Going to School
Right or Wrong


August does have a facial deformity, but I don't think that should stop him from going to school. August is a character in the book Wonder written by R.J. Palacio. August has been home schooled since kindergarten because he has had so many surgeries. He lives with his mom, dad and his sister Via in the city. August also has a dog named Daisy. August doesnt have many friends because people are so frightened by his face.
Some people may disagree, but I think that his parents made the right decision on sending him to school at this point in his life. I think that he had a lot of fun when he was at school. Going to the nature reserve is a great example of that. August also enjoyed the egypt artifact and art project. l also think this because August has gotten a lot older and I think he can handle going into middle school and its responsibilities . I think now that he is ten that he can take that next step and go to a real school. Another upside is August would be entering fifth grade which is the first year of middle school. That would make the change easier because it would be a new school for everybody in his grade. It would also be easier because the very first year of middle school is when the groups come together. Beecher Prep (the middle school August is going to attend) is just a normal middle school with all the different classrooms and hallways.
   
All together I think Augusts parents sent him to school at the right time in his life. August had a lot of fun like the trip to the nature reserve and the different projects at school. He even thanked his mother for sending him to school. Plus he is getting older and I think he can handle the responsibility of middle school. August also made a lot of friends like Summer, Jack and Amos. That is something that probably never would have happened if he had stayed home.