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June

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JUNE

June – and school is over soon!

Then all we’ll do each day

Is play and play – hooray!

Summer arrives June 21st – the longest day of the year.

We’ll laze on the grass and listen, and hear:

Bees buzzing!  Hummingbirds whirring!  Worms wiggling!

June is laughing, golden, giggling!

Today I’ll visit the book and di in my toes.

I’ll perch at the edge, and hope a butterfly lands on

My nose.

By Patricia Scarry

March

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MARCH

By Patricia Scarry

March is gusty, muddy, blustery.  This is the month

For flying kites, roller-skating, rattly nights.

Wear something green on St Patrick’s Day.

Robins sing, “Spring is on the way!”

And bears wake up from their winter’s sleep.

I’m a Little Snowman

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I’m A Little Snowman

From NurseryRhymes.org

I’m a little snowman short and fat,

Here is my scarf and here is my hat.

When I see the snow fall,

Here me shout

“All you children please come out!”

January

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JANUARY

By Patricia Scarry

January starts the brand-new year with snow for sledding,

skiing, snowmen.  There are icy ponds for skating on.

Mittens drip,

And there’s cocoa to sip.

This month there’s a nice thing to do:

Throw crumbs to the birds! They’re hungry too!

Whether The Weather

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WHETHER THE WEATHER

Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!

Little Red Hen

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The Princess’ teacher sent home an update on what they are learning about at school.  Counting and estimating for math, how vegetables grow for science and they are reading “The Little Red Hen” and have begun their reading journals for English.  As an avid reader, I always told myself that when I had children I would read whatever my children were reading in school so that I would be able to carry on education at home.  I’m a firm believer that in order for your child to excel at school, you have to carry that on at home too.  I try to mix fun with learning and I’m excited to read Little Red Hen with my Princess.  The Princess has numerous books and we are fortunate to have not one, but three copies of this story.

Basically the gist of the story is Little Red Hen plants wheat, harvests is, mills it and bakes it into bread with no help from any of her barnyard friends.  However, once the bread is baked, all the friends want a bite, but the Little Red Hen says no as she is the only one who did all the work.  The moral of the story is that people who don’t want to contribute to the project, do not get to reap the benefits of the end product.

Originally a Russian old folk tale, the Little Red Hen had its role in reading instruction.  In the late 1800’s, there was a shift from religious texts to texts that still portrayed clear morals with less religious content.  Also with its repetitive vocabulary, it is still is reading technique used for reading beginners.

Sing a Song of Sixpence

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Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a song of sixpence,

A pocket full of rye;

Four-and-twenty blackbirds

Baked in a pie!

When the pie was opened

The birds began to sing;

Was not that a dainty dish

To set before the King?

The King was in his counting house,

Counting out his money;

The Queen was in the parlour,

Eating bread & honey.

The maid was in the garden,

Hanging out the clothes;

When down came a blackbird

And snapped off her nose.

Roud Folk Song