by Joseph Bruchac 1996

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 Circle of Thanks" by Joseph Bruchac.

In "The Circle of Thanks," the speaker lists the beautiful things they see while playing a drum.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness, Community, and Human vs. Nature as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do we define beauty?", "What is the importance of community?", and "How do we view nature?"

Ways to support your child: