First Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for December

I Saw Three Ships

The Mulberry Bush

The North Wind and the Robin

Dance a Baby

Time To Rise

A birdie with a yellow bill

Hopped upon my window sill,

Cocked his shining eye and said:

"Ain't you 'shamed, you sleepy-head!"

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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 The Secret Meeting (Part 2 of 2) from The Mexican Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins Saint Nicholas (Part 1 of 2) from In God's Garden by Amy Steedman
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 Norse Lullaby by Eugene Field Peacock's Eyes 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.