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Fourth graders perform original monologues for annual Fairy Tales event
4th Grade Fairy Tales 2024

On March 22, St. Mark's Cathedral School fourth graders transformed into fairy-tale characters of their choice to perform original monologues for their families in the Parish Hall. A long-time St. Mark's tradition, the event incorporated project-learning with 21st-century skills and came as the culmination of the fourth grade's study of the genre of fairy and folk tales.

After studying the genre, each student selected a fairy-tale character and wrote a monologue from the character's perspective. The assignment required an understanding of the original tale, creative and critical thinking about aspects of the story or characters, and understanding the idea of a distinct point-of-view. Students employed the writing process of drafting, revising, and editing. Performing the monologues provided an opportunity to develop public speaking skills.

The event concluded with students performing two songs for their families, followed by a fairy-tale-themed picnic lunch.

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2024 4th Grade Fairy Tales

Dean B. - The Big Bad Wolf, "The Three Little Pigs"

Jake B. - Donkey, "Shrek"

William C. - The Big Bad Wolf, "Little Red Riding Hood"

Genevieve C. - Chicken Little, "Henny Penny"

Grayson E. - The Twelfth Fairy, "Sleeping Beauty"

Trigg E. - Puss in Cleats, "Puss in Boots"

Maggie G. - Gingerbread Girl, "The Gingerbread Man" & "Shrek"

Annie H. - Sleepy Dwarf, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

Beaux M. - The Magic Mirror, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" & "Shrek"

Oliver M. - Rumplestiltskin, "Rumplestiltskin"

Henry M. - The Stick Pig, "Thre Three Little Pigs"

James M. - The Poisoned Apple, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

Robert N. - Marquis of Carabas, "Puss in Boots"

Danny P. - The Fourth Little Pig, "The Three Little Pigs"

Caroline R. - Snow White, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

Frances S. - Golden Goose, "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Jack S. - Jack, "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Bryron T. - Shrek, "Shrek"

Olivia T. - Cinderella, "Cinderella"

Sara T. - Beauty, "Sleeping Beauty"

Ann-Claire T. - The Glass Slipper, "Cinderella"

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