First Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for August

Ding Dong Bell

Hush-a-by Baby

The Old Woman of Norwich

The Scare-Crow


Sound the flute!

Now it's mute.

Birds delight,

Day and night.


In the dale,

Lark in sky—


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 32 The Rescue of the Tin Woodman from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum The Star-Spangled Banner from Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston The Bay Colt Learns to Mind from Among the Farmyard People by Clara Dillingham Pierson The Story of Epaminodas and His Auntie from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Around the Fire by Lisa M. Ripperton The Death of Socrates from On the Shores of the Great Sea by M. B. Synge What They Saw from The Irish Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins The Mountain That Smoked and Words That Were Spoken from It from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
A Verse by George MacDonald
Knights and Ladies by A. A. Milne
I Saw a Ship by Kate Greenaway
Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson Rushes by Christina Georgina Rossetti How Doth the Little Busy Bee by Isaac Watts A House of Cards by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Fox and the Stork

The Fox one day thought of a plan to amuse himself at the expense of the Stork, at whose odd appearance he was always laughing.

"You must come and dine with me today," he said to the Stork, smiling to himself at the trick he was going to play. The Stork gladly accepted the invitation and arrived in good time and with a very good appetite.

For dinner the Fox served soup. But it was set out in a very shallow dish, and all the Stork could do was to wet the very tip of his bill. Not a drop of soup could he get. But the Fox lapped it up easily, and, to increase the disappointment of the Stork, made a great show of enjoyment.


The hungry Stork was much displeased at the trick, but he was a calm, even-tempered fellow and saw no good in flying into a rage. Instead, not long afterward, he invited the Fox to dine with him in turn. The Fox arrived promptly at the time that had been set, and the Stork served a fish dinner that had a very appetizing smell. But it was served in a tall jar with a very narrow neck. The Stork could easily get at the food with his long bill, but all the Fox could do was to lick the outside of the jar, and sniff at the delicious odor. And when the Fox lost his temper, the Stork said calmly:

Do not play tricks on your neighbors unless you can stand the same treatment yourself.