First graders are learning some of the characteristics of fairy tales. Today's class brainstormed this list based on James Marshall's version of The Three Little Pigs:
Start with "once upon a time"
Have magic in them
Have good and bad characters
Main character has a problem to solve
Things come in 3s
Have happy endings
We'll be sharing more fairy tales in the next few weeks, and we'll see if every story has every one of these characteristics...does a story have to have all of these things to be a fairy tale?