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Facial Expressions - Parent 2



Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning how to identify facial expressions and to respond politely/appropriately to them.

Definition: Facial expressions show what a person is likely feeling inside. Facial expressions can help us understand how someone feels, even if they do not or cannot tell you directly.

We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home! Here are just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

  • What are facial expressions?
  • Why are facial expressions important in understanding another person’s message?
  • How do facial expressions change the meaning of words?


Write about a time when you didn’t respond appropriately to a family member’s facial expression. Describe how your response made the situation better or worse. Tell how you would respond now.