The third and fourth graders in Ms. Shuey’s Title I classes at St. Louis Catholic have been studying fables, so they know each fable teaches a moral. In addition to reading fables, the students wrote their own fables and their morals.

 

Fourth Graders’ Fables and Their Morals

 

The Wolf and the Deer
The Wolf and the Deer

The wolf was sleeping in his cave. He saw a deer walk by. Then he saw 5 more come. He knew he could get one deer, but he wanted to chase all of them. When the wolf was about to get all the deer, they all saw him. Then they all ran away.

Moral: IF you are always greedy for more, you might lose what you already could have had.

 

 

The Giraffe and the Rhino
The Giraffe and the Rhino

A giraffe was standing in the hot sun wishing he could better protect himself. A rhino wished he could eat leaves from talk trees. The rhino was jealous of the giraffe because of how tall he was. Then the giraffe wanted to defend himself, so
he asked the rhino if they could become friends. They become friends and one day
decide to go to the watering hole. There the rhino protects the giraffe from a hippo.
Then the giraffe helped the rhino get leaves from the trees.

Moral: Be thankful for what you have and love what it is.

 

 

The Dog and the Crow
The Dog and the Crow

One day the dog invited the crow to his house for dinner. The dog served meat, but the crow couldn’t eat it because the chunks were too big to fit in the crow’s beak. The next night, the crow invited the dog to dinner. The crow was eating food off the tree when the dog came. The dog could not eat it because he could not reach the food.

Moral: Be nice to others, so they will be nice to you.

 

 

The Bear and the Honey Bees


The Bear and the Honey BeesOne day a bear was walking in the woods and was very hungry. He saw a honey bee nest. He wanted some honey so badly. There on the ground he saw some honey drippings and thought that it is not enough for me. So he did not think of the consequences of getting more honey from the nest. He took his paw and swiped it down. He ran all the way home getting stung by bees.
Moral: If you are always greedy for more, you might lose what you already have.

 

 

The Gingerbread Girl

The Gingerbread Girl

One day Isabell was making gingerbread girls. When the cookies were cooked, one of the cookies stood up and started to run!! She ran out the window and into the woods. Isabell called, “Emma, come back.”

Emma saw a deer and hid behind a tree. Then came a skunk and she ran to a bush. A fox started chasing her. Behind the fox was Isabell running to catch up. Then Isabell quickly ran ahead of the fox and grabbed Emma and put her into a gingerbread house.

From that day on, Emma stayed in her gingerbread house in Emma’s house. She never ran outside again.

Moral: Be happy with what you have and don’t always keep wanting more.

 

 

Third Graders’ Fables and Their Morals

 

The Wolf and the Dog

The Wolf and the Dog

One day a wolf dressed up as a husky dog because he wanted to get into the dog’s house and get food.  The wolf and husky were playing outside together.   It was getting dark and the dog was hungry.  The wolf asked the dog if he could come with him inside.  The wolf and dog go through the dog door.   They both ask the owner for food.   When the owner sees the wolf’s teeth, he knows it is not a dog but a wolf.   The owner opens the door and throws the wolf’s steak and wolf outside. 

Moral:  The way things look are not always the way things are.

 

 

The Dragon and the Flying Lion

The Dragon and the Flying Lion

Once there was a dragon and he lived in a cave. He loved to eat flying lions. He then saw a flying lion in the sky and then six more appeared. The dragon knew that he could catch one, but he wanted all six! Then the flying lions saw the dragon and they all disappeared into the forest. The dragon got no flying lions.

Moral: IF you are always greedy for more, you might lose what you already could have had.

 

 

The Dragon and the Flying Giraffe

The Dragon and the Flying Giraffe

There was a mean dragon who likes to do mean tricks on the flying giraffe. The dragon would set the giraffe’s leaves that it eats on fire. The giraffe was getting really mad and decides to teach the dragon a lesson. He gets a stick and two rocks.

Then he lit it and made a fire torch. He goes to the dragon cave and burns it to the
ground.

Moral: Be nice to others, so they will be nice to you.

 

 

The Lion and the Cheetah

 

The Lion and the Cheetah

There was a lion who love to eat zebras.  He always had to get a zebra before the cheetah could get one.  One day they were both out hunting for zebras.   The lion is greedy and wanted all the zebras to himself.  Cheetah is happy with one zebra.

The lion saw a group of 7 zebras and wanted to eat them all.  He lost all of them because they split into different ways.  The cheetah got one because he chased only one zebra.

Moral:  If you are always greedy for more, you might lose what you already could have had.

 

 

So what morals did you learn from these students’ fables?