First Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for March

Baa! Baa! Black Sheep

Cock Robin and Jenny Wren

Warm Hands

Polly Put the Kettle On

The Purple Cow

I never saw a purple cow.

I never hope to see one.

But I can tell you anyhow

I'd rather see than be one.

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Week 10 My Father Finds the Dragon from My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett Franklin and the Kite from Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston The Stickleback Father from Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson The Lad Who Went to the North Wind from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Around the Fire by Lisa M. Ripperton Conquerors of the Sea from On the Shores of the Great Sea by M. B. Synge The Pass (Part 3 of 3) from The Swiss Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins The Angel by the Well from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Time To Rise by Robert Louis Stevenson
Independence by A. A. Milne
How the Little Kite Learned to Fly, Anonymous
The Dumb Soldier by Robert Louis Stevenson The Weather, Anonymous The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson A Chill by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Crow and the Pitcher

In a spell of dry weather, when the Birds could find very little to drink, a thirsty Crow found a pitcher with a little water in it. But the pitcher was high and had a narrow neck, and no matter how he tried, the Crow could not reach the water. The poor thing felt as if he must die of thirst.

Then an idea came to him. Picking up some small pebbles, he dropped them into the pitcher one by one. With each pebble the water rose a little higher until at last it was near enough so he could drink.

In a pinch a good use of our wits may help us out.