Goldilocks on Trial

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Fourth- and fifth-graders at Tackan Elementary put Goldilocks on trial on Nov. 6 and 10.

Goldilocks was accused of trespassing at the Three Bears’ home, eating Papa Bear’s porridge and leftover chicken, stealing money (petty larceny), trying on Mama Bear’s dresses and breaking a rocking chair (criminal mischief). She went on trial against the plaintiffs, the Three Bears.

As Goldilocks’ lawyers and the prosecution went toe to toe trying to prove their respective clients’ cases, other fairy tale characters were called to testify as witnesses, including the Big Bad Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood, the Gingerbread Man, the Three Blind Mice, Chicken Little and more.

After hearing all the facts in the case, the jury had the opportunity to hand down a verdict and sentencing for Goldilocks, which varied from class to class.