Second Grade Read Aloud Banquet



Songs for September


Spring

Sound the flute!

Now it's mute.

Birds delight,

Day and night.

Nightingale,

In the dale,

Lark in sky—

Merrily,

Merrily, merrily to welcome in the year.


Little boy,

Full of joy;

Little girl,

Sweet and small;

Cock does crow,

So do you;

Merry voice,

Infant noise;

Merrily, merrily to welcome in the year.


Little lamb,

Here I am;

Come and lick

My white neck;

Let me pull

Your soft wool;

Let me kiss

Your soft face;

Merrily, merrily we welcome in the year.


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Week 39 A Distant Tower from The Little Lame Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock Doctor Goldsmith from Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin Peter Saves a Friend and Learns Something from The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess FIRE: THE FIRST STORY from The Forge in the Forest by Padraic Colum
Phaethon from The Forge in the Forest by Padraic Colum
The New Trade-Route from The Discovery of New Worlds by M. B. Synge The Wolf Hunt (Part 1 of 2) from The Bears of Blue River by Charles Major Saint Faith from In God's Garden by Amy Steedman
Captain Smith's Expedition and Return from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
An Exciting Adventure from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
Taken before Powhatan from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
Goldenrod Honey from Outdoor Visits by Edith M. Patch The Cock and the Jewel from The Aesop for Children by Milo Winter I Have a Queer Dream from Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by James Baldwin The Three Wishes from Merry Tales by Eleanor L. Skinner Why Unc' Billy Possum Didn't Go Home from The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum by Thornton Burgess The Log-Book Story from The Sandman: His Sea Stories by Willliam J. Hopkins
Golden-Rod by Frank Dempster Sherman The Ride to Bumpville by Eugene Field   The Quest by Eudora Bumstead I Can't Abear by Walter de la Mare Today by Thomas Carlyle How the Leaves Came Down by Susan Coolidge
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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?"


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"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.