First Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for November

Aiken Drum

King Cole

The Old Man in Leather

Ye Fairy Ship

How Doth the Little Crocodile

How doth the little crocodile

Improve his shining tail,

And pour the waters of the Nile

On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,

How neatly spreads his claws,

And welcomes little fishes in

With gently smiling jaws!

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Week 45 Attacked by the Fighting Trees from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Horace Greeley as a Boy from Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston The Quick-Tempered Turkey Gobbler from Among the Farmyard People by Clara Dillingham Pierson The Wishing Well from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Up the Stairs by Lisa M. Ripperton Hannibal's Vow from On the Shores of the Great Sea by M. B. Synge The Adventure from The Mexican Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins Saint George from In God's Garden by Amy Steedman
Bunches of Grapes by Walter de la Mare
Buckingham Palace by A. A. Milne
The Quarrelsome Kittens, Anonymous
A Good Play by Robert Louis Stevenson Praying and Loving by Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Mist and All by Dixie Willson Hem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Milkmaid and Her Pail

A Milkmaid had been out to milk the cows and was returning from the field with the shining milk pail balanced nicely on her head. As she walked along, her pretty head was busy with plans for the days to come.

"This good, rich milk," she reused, "will give me plenty of cream to churn. The butter I make I will take to market, and with the money I get for it I will buy a lot of eggs for hatching. How nice it will be when they are all hatched and the yard is full of fine young chicks. Then when May day comes I will sell them, and with the money I'll buy a lovely new dress to wear to the fair. All the young men will look at me. They will come and try to make love to me,—but I shall very quickly send them about their business!"

As she thought of how she would settle that matter, she tossed her head scornfully, and down fell the pail of milk to the ground. And all the milk flowed out, and with it vanished butter and eggs and chicks and new dress and all the milkmaid's pride.

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.