First Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for October

Girls and Boys

Looby Light

St. Paul's Steeple

Ye Jolly Miller

The Rain

The rain is raining all around,

It falls on field and tree,

It rains on the umbrellas here,

And on the ships at sea.

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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 How the River Jordan Became Dry 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   Orange by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Hare and the Tortoise

A Hare was making fun of the Tortoise one day for being so slow.

"Do you ever get anywhere?" he asked with a mocking laugh.

"Yes," replied the Tortoise, "and I get there sooner than you think. I'll run you a race and prove it."

The Hare was much amused at the idea of running a race with the Tortoise, but for the fun of the thing he agreed. So the Fox, who had consented to act as judge, marked the distance and started the runners off.

The Hare was soon far out of sight, and to make the Tortoise feel very deeply how ridiculous it was for him to try a race with a Hare, he lay down beside the course to take a nap until the Tortoise should catch up.

The Tortoise meanwhile kept going slowly but steadily, and, after a time, passed the place where the Hare was sleeping. But the Hare slept on very peacefully; and when at last he did wake up, the Tortoise was near the goal. The Hare now ran his swiftest, but he could not overtake the Tortoise in time.

The race is not always to the swift.


The Hare and the Tortoise