by Shelby Pope for NPR


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 "How an 11-Year-Old Boy Invented the Popsicle" by Shelby Pope for NPR.

In this article, the young innovator responsible for inventing the popsicle at 11 years old is discussed.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Growing Up and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Why should we value our youth?" and "Why do people succeed?"

Ways to support your child: