Second Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for November

The Little Plant

In the heart of a seed,

Buried deep, so deep!

A dear little plant

Lay fast asleep!

"Wake!" said the sunshine,

"And creep to the light!"

"Wake!" said the voice

Of the raindrops bright.

The little plant heard

And it rose to see

What the wonderful

Outside world might be!

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Week 48 Drooping Wings from The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin Casabianca from Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin Some More Friends Come with the Snow from The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess Why the Sea Is Salt from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Into the Woods by Lisa M. Ripperton Discovery of the Pacific from The Discovery of New Worlds by M. B. Synge A Castle on Brandywine (Part 2 of 2) from The Bears of Blue River by Charles Major Solomon on David's Throne from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Dreams of the Future from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
A Plague of Rats from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
Treachery during Captain Smith's Absence from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
Fall Picnics from Outdoor Visits by Edith M. Patch The Fox and the Stork from The Aesop for Children by Milo Winter I Have a New Suit of Clothes from Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by James Baldwin The Hill from The Golden Windows by Laura E. Richards Happy Jack Squirrel Helps Unc' Billy Possum from The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum by Thornton Burgess The Trafalgar Story from The Sandman: His Sea Stories by Willliam J. Hopkins
The Cargo Story from The Sandman: His Sea Stories by Willliam J. Hopkins
The Willow Man by Juliana Horatia Ewing Heigho, My Dearie by Eugene Field A Thanksgiving Fable by Oliver Herford A Tragic Story by Albert von Chamisso The Children of Stare by Walter de la Mare Humility by Robert Herrick Old Granny Dusk by James Whitcomb Riley
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Fox and the Goat

A Fox fell into a well, and though it was not very deep, he found that he could not get out again. After he had been in the well a long time, a thirsty Goat came by. The Goat thought the Fox had gone down to drink, and so he asked if the water was good.


"The finest in the whole country," said the crafty Fox, "jump in and try it. There is more than enough for both of us."

The thirsty Goat immediately jumped in and began to drink. The Fox just as quickly jumped on the Goat's back and leaped from the tip of the Goat's horns out of the well.

The foolish Goat now saw what a plight he had got into, and begged the Fox to help him out. But the Fox was already on his way to the woods.

"If you had as much sense as you have beard, old fellow," he said as he ran, "you would have been more cautious about finding a way to get out again before you jumped in."

Look before you leap.