by Mirjam Guesgen

2017

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Animal emotions stare us in the face — are our pets happy?" by Mirjam Guesgen.

In the informational text “Animal emotions stare us in the face – are our pets happy?” Mirjam Guesgen discusses technology being developed to decipher animals’ facial expressions.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge, Man vs. Nature, and Technology, Progress & Industry as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do we view nature?", "What are the costs and benefits of technology?", and "How do we understand the world around us?"

Ways to support your child: