First Grade Read Aloud Banquet



Songs for October

Girls and Boys



Looby Light



St. Paul's Steeple



Ye Jolly Miller




The Cupboard

I know a little cupboard,

With a teeny tiny key,

And there's a jar of Lollypops

For me, me, me.


It has a little shelf, my dear,

As dark as dark can be,

And there's a dish of Banbury Cakes

For me, me, me.


I have a small fat grandmamma,

With a very slippery knee,

And she's the Keeper of the Cupboard

With the key, key, key.


And when I'm very good, my dear,

As good as good can be,

There's Banbury Cakes, and Lollypops

For me, me, me.


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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 Goose and the Golden Egg

There was once a Countryman who possessed the most wonderful Goose you can imagine, for every day when he visited the nest, the Goose had laid a beautiful, glittering, golden egg.


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The Goose and the Golden Egg

The Countryman took the eggs to market and soon began to get rich. But it was not long before he grew impatient with the Goose because she gave him only a single golden egg a day. He was not getting rich fast enough.

Then one day, after he had finished counting his money, the idea came to him that he could get all the golden eggs at once by killing the Goose and cutting it open. But when the deed was done, not a single golden egg did he find, and his precious Goose was dead.

Those who have plenty want more and so lose all they have.