by Compiled by Rev. Sidney Endle 1911

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 Story of The Lazy Boy: A Kachari Folktale" by Compiled by Rev. Sidney Endle.

In the early 1900s, a Christian missionary named Reverend Sidney Endle authored a book about the Kachari, an ethnic group indigenous to the Assam region of India. His book includes written translations of several folktales, including "The Story of the Lazy Boy," in which a boy misses his opportunity to plant during planting season.

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

"What does it mean to be grown up?" and "Who's in control: humanity or nature?"

Ways to support your child: