Third grade students in Ms. Saputo’s class at Mallinckrodt School joined Springboard teaching partner/artist Ric Vice, St. Louis storyteller and jazz musician, for a blend of trickster, pour quoi, and heroic tales. Students learned to become more engaged and analytical listeners as they actively absorbed stories rich with humor, wise lessons, and memorable patterns. As they retold the folktales in their small groups, students began to make them their own. As the eight-week program climaxed, students created new stories, based on the original tales, and recorded them on their iPad.