Second Grade Read Aloud Banquet



Songs for May


Animal Crackers

Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,

That is the finest of suppers I think;

When I'm grown up and can have what I please

I think I shall always insist upon these.

What do you  choose when you're offered a treat?

When Mother says, "What would you like best to eat?"

Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?

It's cocoa and animals that I love most!


The kitchen's the cosiest place that I know;

The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,

And there in the twilight, how jolly to see

The cocoa and animals waiting for me.


Daddy and Mother dine later in state,

With Mary to cook for them, Susan to wait;

But they don't have nearly as much fun as I

Who eat in the kitchen with Nurse standing by;

And Daddy once said, he would like to be me

Having cocoa and animals once more for tea.


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Week 21 Pinocchio Becomes a Watch-Dog from Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi Arnold Winkelried from Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin Bob White and Carol the Meadow Lark from The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess The Stone of Victory (Part 2 of 3) from The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said by Padraic Colum The Hardy Northmen from The Discovery of New Worlds by M. B. Synge Betsy Starts a Sewing Society (Part 3 of 3) from Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher How the Idol Fell Down before the Ark from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Plans of the London Company from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
The Vessels of the Fleet from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
How I Earned My Passage from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
Mr. and Mrs. Crab Get a New Coat from Seaside and Wayside, Book One by Julia McNair Wright The Farmer and the Stork from The Aesop for Children by Milo Winter I Sow Some Grain from Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by James Baldwin The Wee Bannock from Nursery Tales from Many Lands by Eleanor L. and Ada M. Skinner Sammy Jay Delivers His Message from The Adventures of Prickly Porky by Thornton Burgess Housekeeping from The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson The Swallow's Nest by Edwin Arnold   Remorse by Sydney Dayre Will Ever? by Walter de la Mare The Light-Hearted Fairy, Anonymous Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson
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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.


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"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.