First Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for September

Dickory Dock

London Bridge

Puss at Court

Ye Frog's Wooing

The Little Turtle

There was a little turtle.

He lived in a box.

He swam in a puddle.

He climbed on the rocks.

He snapped at a mosquito.

He snapped at a flea.

He snapped at a minnow.

And he snapped at me.

He caught the mosquito.

He caught the flea.

He caught the minnow.

But he didn't catch me.

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Week 38 The Wonderful Emerald City of Oz from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Webster and the Poor Woman from Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston Sweet Kittie Clover from Seed-Babies by Margaret Warner Morley The Wee Bannock from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Up the Stairs by Lisa M. Ripperton King of Macedonia from On the Shores of the Great Sea by M. B. Synge The Blessing (Part 1 of 2) from The Mexican Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins The Cluster of Grapes from the Land of Canaan from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
When the Sleepy Man Comes by Charles D. G. Roberts
Teddy Bear by A. A. Milne
Goldenrod, Anonymous
My Ship and I by Robert Louis Stevenson Lullaby by Christina Georgina Rossetti A Fairy Went A-Marketing by Rose Fyleman Orange by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Frogs and the Ox

An Ox came down to a reedy pool to drink. As he splashed heavily into the water, he crushed a young Frog into the mud. The old Frog soon missed the little one and asked his brothers and sisters what had become of him.

"A great big  monster," said one of them, "stepped on little brother with one of his huge feet!"

"Big, was he!" said the old Frog, puffing herself up. "Was he as big as this?"


"Oh, much  bigger!" they cried.

The Frog puffed up still more. "He could not have been bigger than this," she said. But the little Frogs all declared that the monster was much, much  bigger and the old Frog kept puffing herself out more and more until, all at once, she burst.

Do not attempt the impossible.