First Grade Read Aloud Banquet



Songs for September

Dickory Dock



London Bridge



Puss at Court



Ye Frog's Wooing




The Purple Cow

I never saw a purple cow.

I never hope to see one.

But I can tell you anyhow

I'd rather see than be one.


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Week 52 The Last Stocking from The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Amelia C. Houghton The Passing of Nicholas from The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Amelia C. Houghton
Santa Claus from The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Amelia C. Houghton
The Christmas Tree from The Little Brown Bowl by Phila Butler Bowman The Elves and the Shoemaker from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Around the Fire by Lisa M. Ripperton The Dwarf and the Cobbler's Sons from Tales That Nimko Told by Mary Brecht Pulver The Legend of King Wenceslaus from The Pearl Story Book by Eleanor L. Skinner The Shepherd Maiden's Gift from The Pearl Story Book by Eleanor L. Skinner
The Glad New Year by Mary Mapes Dodge Babouscka by Edith M. Thomas The Willow Man by Juliana Horatia Ewing I Heard a Bird Sing by Oliver Herford While Stars of Christmas Shine by Emilie Poulsson The Frost King by Mary Mapes Dodge
What Can I Give Him? by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Frogs Who Wished for a King

The Frogs were tired of governing themselves. They had so much freedom that it had spoiled them, and they did nothing but sit around croaking in a bored manner and wishing for a government that could entertain them with the pomp and display of royalty, and rule them in a way to make them know they were being ruled. No milk and water government for them, they declared. So they sent a petition to Jupiter asking for a king.

Jupiter saw what simple and foolish creatures they were, but to keep them quiet and make them think they had a king he threw down a huge log, which fell into the water with a great splash. The Frogs hid themselves among the reeds and grasses, thinking the new king to be some fearful giant. But they soon discovered how tame and peaceable King Log was. In a short time the younger Frogs were using him for a diving platform, while the older Frogs made him a meeting place, where they complained loudly to Jupiter about the government.

To teach the Frogs a lesson the ruler of the gods now sent a Crane to be king of Frogland. The Crane proved to be a very different sort of king from old King Log. He gobbled up the poor Frogs right and left and they soon saw what fools they had been. In mournful croaks they begged Jupiter to take away the cruel tyrant before they should all be destroyed.


[Illustration]

"How now!" cried Jupiter "Are you not yet content? You have what you asked for and so you have only yourselves to blame for your misfortunes."

Be sure you can better your condition before you seek to change.