|Forest Trail Elementary Kindergarten|
What do Rumplestiltskin, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Tortoise and the Hare, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel and King Midas all have in common? They're all fairy tales and each one teaches us a very valuable life lesson. Our class honored several weeks of fairy tale lessons by having a 'King Midas Celebration' which involved a very golden snack on golden plates with a golden drink in golden cups while wearing golden crowns covered with golden coins. And even though we seemed to have the 'golden touch' on celebration day, we learned from King Midas that having the 'golden touch' will not make you happy. Rumplestiltskin taught us that promises should not be made lightly. The Tortoise and the Hare helped us believe that 'slow and steady' does indeed win the race. Many of the best character attributes that we respect and want our children to model are highlighted in fairy tales. So I say- long live 'witches and giants and trolls, oh my!'