If you’ve read Aesop’s fable, The Crow and the Pitcher, you know that the moral is “Little by little does the trick.” My 5th graders read the fable and then were assigned a response: Give an example from your own life that describes this moral.
Here are a few responses:
- “I got more flexible by stretching every single day, now I can do the full splits!”
- “I practiced drawing every day and now I’m really good.”
- “I saved up for an expensive video game by practicing piano every day (got paid $2 each day).”
- “My mom used to be addicted to soda. Each day, she drank a little less. Now, when she has some, she feels sick.”
- “We planted watermelon seeds and watered it every day. We got a watermelon!”
- “I have played tennis since I was three. I play three to five times a week and I’m really good now.”
- “It’s really hard for me to wake up in the mornings. When my alarm goes off, slowly, inch by inch, I move sideways to the lamp and turn it on and get out of bed.”
When can you do little by little to achieve your goals?