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by Aesop

620-560 BCE

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 "The Ants and the Grasshopper" by Aesop.

In this fable of Aesop, a grasshopper asks some hard-working ants for help as winter approaches.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free Will, Justice, Freedom & Equality, and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is fair?", "Why do people succeed?", and "Can we control our fate?"

Ways to support your child: