Tuesday, January 24

“The snail has no hands. The snail has no feet. Gently the snail climbs the tree.”
— Nigerian Proverb



Today’s Excerpt: Tell Aesop’s Fable of The Tortoise and the Hare

One day Hare mocked Tortoise for being slow.

“Can you even get anywhere at all?” Hare laughed.

“Yes,” answered Tortoise, “and I can get there faster than you think. I’ll race you to prove it.”

Hare laughed at the idea, but he agreed.

So all the animals gathered together and marked the beginning and ending of the race. Then they started the two runners off.

Hare ran a short distance and laughed to himself that he might as well take a nap because Tortoise would never win.

Meanwhile Tortoise pressed on, step by step without stopping.

And Hare kept sleeping. He slept and slept and didn’t wake up until Tortoise was inches from the finish line. As soon as Hare saw this, he dashed off to win the race, but it was too late. Tortoise had crossed the line and won.

Slow and steady wins the race.


  • Have you ever seen a situation like this in real life? A time when you or someone you know stuck with something and ended up doing a good job?
  • Sentence stem: “One thing I’m trying to get better at is…”