Second Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for January

I Had a Little Nut Tree

The Four Presents

Little Man and Maid

The Jolly Tester

The Land of Nod

From breakfast on through all the day

At home among my friends I stay,

But every night I go abroad

Afar into the land of Nod.

All by myself I have to go,

With none to tell me what to do—

All alone beside the streams

And up the mountain-sides of dreams.

The strangest things are there for me,

Both things to eat and things to see,

And many frightening sights abroad

Till morning in the land of Nod.

Try as I like to find the way,

I never can get back by day,

Nor can remember plain and clear

The curious music that I hear.

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Week 45 Helpless No More from The Little Lame Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock The Inchcape Rock from Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin Honker and Dippy Arrive from The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess AIR: THE SECOND STORY from The Forge in the Forest by Padraic Colum
Bellerophon from The Forge in the Forest by Padraic Colum
Columbus in Chains from The Discovery of New Worlds by M. B. Synge The Black Gully (Part 2 of 2) from The Bears of Blue River by Charles Major Absalom in the Wood; David on the Throne (Part 2 of 2) from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Stealing the Company's Goods from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
What the Thieving Led To from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
Fear of Famine in a Land of Plenty from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
New Coats for Bluebirds (Part 2 of 3) from Outdoor Visits by Edith M. Patch The Wolf and the Lamb from The Aesop for Children by Milo Winter I Make a Bold Rescue from Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by James Baldwin The Jackal and the Alligator from Merry Tales by Eleanor L. Skinner Farmer Brown's Boy Chops Down a Tree from The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum by Thornton Burgess The Albatross Story from The Sandman: His Sea Stories by Willliam J. Hopkins
The Derelict Story from The Sandman: His Sea Stories by Willliam J. Hopkins
Romance by Gabriel Setoun Norse Lullaby by Eugene Field   Hiawatha's Childhood by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Earth Folk by Walter de la Mare The Winter Robin by Thomas Bailey Aldrich The Raggedy Man by James Whitcomb Riley
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Ants and the Grasshopper

One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer, when a starving Grasshopper, his fiddle under his arm, came up and humbly begged for a bite to eat.

"What!" cried the Ants in surprise, "haven't you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?"

"I didn't have time to store up any food," whined the Grasshopper; "I was so busy making music that before I knew it the summer was gone."


The Ants shrugged their shoulders in disgust.

"Making music, were you?" they cried. "Very well; now dance!" And they turned their backs on the Grasshopper and went on with their work.

There's a time for work and a time for play.