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 Lion and the Mouse" by Aesop.

In this classic fable by Aesop, the ancient Greek storyteller, a tiny mouse proves to a powerful lion that she is greater than she seems.

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 :

"How does a person overcome adversity?" and "What is a friend?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this fable at home:
    • What was "The Lion and the Mouse" about?
    • What did you learn about Friendship & Family?
    • What did you learn about Resilience & Success?
  • Watch The Lion and the Mouse (1943) - TerryToons at home with your child.