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by Sophie Swett

1885

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 Santa Claus Found the Poor-House" by Sophie Swett.

 In this story, two young boys living in a "poor-house" in Victorian England receive a Christmas gift like no other--a reward for their resilience and loyalty. 

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

"Why do people succeed?" and "What is a friend?"

Ways to support your child: