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by Marilyn Helmer


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 "Grandpa's Magic Hat" by Marilyn Helmer.

In "Grandpa's Magic Hat," two brothers decide whether or not they believe in magic when something mysterious happens in their town.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fear & Paranoia and Honor & Courage as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does fear drive action?" and "What does it mean to be brave?"

Ways to support your child: