Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

This week, in Deirdre’s room, we learned about fables. Fables are short stories which try to teach us a lesson. We read ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’, which is one of Aesop’s Fables. In the story, the hare and the tortoise have a race. The hare brags about his speed and says he is sure to win. He’s so sure that he decides to take a nap before the finish line. However, the determined tortoise slowly keeps going and passes out him to win!

hare and tortoise
The moral or the lesson of this story is ‘Slow and steady wins the race’.
The tortoise won because he was determined and did not stop for a second. The hare lost because he was overconfident and took his win for granted.

We invented some different endings for the story and then we looked at pictures of hares and tortoises and talked a little bit about these wonderful creatures. Do you know where a hare lives? Even though they look quite like rabbits, they don’t live in burrows. Instead, they make their home in a flattened nest of grass called a form!


Some species of tortoise can grow up to 5 feet long!