First Grade Read Aloud Banquet



Songs for September

Dickory Dock



London Bridge



Puss at Court



Ye Frog's Wooing




Spring

Sound the flute!

Now it's mute.

Birds delight,

Day and night.

Nightingale,

In the dale,

Lark in sky—

Merrily,

Merrily, merrily to welcome in the year.


Little boy,

Full of joy;

Little girl,

Sweet and small;

Cock does crow,

So do you;

Merry voice,

Infant noise;

Merrily, merrily to welcome in the year.


Little lamb,

Here I am;

Come and lick

My white neck;

Let me pull

Your soft wool;

Let me kiss

Your soft face;

Merrily, merrily we welcome in the year.


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Week 31 The Road Through the Forest from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Don't Give up the Ship from Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston The Fussy Queen Bee from Among the Farmyard People by Clara Dillingham Pierson Snow-White from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Around the Fire by Lisa M. Ripperton The Beauty of Athens from On the Shores of the Great Sea by M. B. Synge How They Sold the Pig from The Irish Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins How the Sea Became Dry Land and the Sky Rained Bread from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Seven Little Chicks by Wilhelmina Seegmuller
Sand-Between-the-Toes by A. A. Milne
Cherries, Anonymous
Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson Hiawatha's Childhood by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Pippa's Song by Robert Browning Mother Hen by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Dog, the Cock, and the Fox

A Dog and a Cock, who were the best of friends, wished very much to see something of the world. So they decided to leave the farmyard and to set out into the world along the road that led to the woods. The two comrades traveled along in the very best of spirits and without meeting any adventure to speak of.

At nightfall the Cock, looking for a place to roost, as was his custom, spied nearby a hollow tree that he thought would do very nicely for a night's lodging. The Dog could creep inside and the Cock would fly up on one of the branches. So said, so done, and both slept very comfortably.

With the first glimmer of dawn the Cock awoke. For the moment he forgot just where he was. He thought he was still in the farmyard where it had been his duty to arouse the household at daybreak. So standing on tip-toes he flapped his wings and crowed lustily. But instead of awakening the farmer, he awakened a Fox not far off in the wood. The Fox immediately had rosy visions of a very delicious breakfast. Hurrying to the tree where the Cock was roosting, he said very politely:

"A hearty welcome to our woods, honored sir. I cannot tell you how glad I am to see you here. I am quite sure we shall become the closest of friends."


[Illustration]

"I feel highly flattered, kind sir," replied the Cock slyly. "If you will please go around to the door of my house at the foot of the tree, my porter will let you in."

The hungry but unsuspecting Fox, went around the tree as he was told, and in a twinkling the Dog had seized him.

Those who try to deceive may expect to be paid in their own coin.