First Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for October

Girls and Boys

Looby Light

St. Paul's Steeple

Ye Jolly Miller

The City Mouse and the Garden Mouse

The city mouse lives in a house—

The garden mouse lives in a bower,

He's friendly with the frogs and toads,

And sees the pretty plants in flower.

The city mouse eats bread and cheese—

The garden mouse eats what he can;

We will not grudge him seeds and stalks,

Poor little timid furry man.

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Week 48 The Good Witch Grants Dorothy's Wish from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Home Again from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Author of "Little Women" from Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston The Oxen Talk with the Calves from Among the Farmyard People by Clara Dillingham Pierson The Old Woman Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Up the Stairs by Lisa M. Ripperton The Triumph of Rome from On the Shores of the Great Sea by M. B. Synge Children of the World  
The North Wind Doth Blow, Anonymous
At the Zoo by A. A. Milne
I Love You, Mother by Joy Allison
Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson I Love Little Pussy by Jane Taylor   Peacock's Eyes 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