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Old Year 1          
36 Week Schedule
36 week schedule
  
To this book schedule should be added daily penmanship, phonics, math, and foreign language as well as weekly nature study, art, music, and handicrafts.

Suggested additional reading as time allows
Little House in the Big Woods
The Velveteen Rabbit
St, George and the Dragon
Charlotte's Web
Pinocchio
Peter Pan
King of the Golden River
Lief the Lucky, D'Aulaire
Christopher Columbus, D'Aulaire
Pocahontas, D'Aulaire
Red Fairy Book

Week 1
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 1, about the Big Bang and evolution
of life     about evolutionary content in Hillyer's
This Country Of Ours: ch. 1, How the Vikings of Old Sought and Found New Lands
Aesop: The Wolf and the Kid (pg. 7 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter) (or, use online version)
Tortoise and the Ducks (pg. 8 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Blue Fairy Book: The Bronze Ring
Just So Stories: Whale
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day
Paddle to the Sea: ch. 1 and 2

Week 2
The Bible
This Country Of Ours: ch. 2, Columbus
Aesop:Belling the Cat (pg. 11 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Eagle and the Jackdaw (pg. 12 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Blue Fairy Book: Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess
Parables From Nature: A Lesson of Faith
Paddle to the Sea: ch. 3, 4, 5
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day

Week 3
The Bible
Child's History of the World: ch. 2, cave men
Nesbit Shakespeare: Midsummer Nights Dream
Blue Fairy Book: East of the Sun and West of the Moon
Aesop:The Boy and the Filberts (pg. 12 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Hercules and the Wagoner (pg. 13 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day
Paddle to the Sea: ch. 6, 7

Week 4
The Bible
This Country Of Ours: ch. 3, Columbus
Blue Fairy Book: The Yellow Dwarf
Paddle to the Sea: ch. 8, 9, 10
Aesop:The Kid and the Wolf (pg. 13 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse (pg. 14 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
James Herriot's Treasury: Moses the Kitten
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day

Week 5
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 3, Stone Age Men
This Country Of Ours: ch. 4, Columbus
Blue Fairy Book: Little Red Riding Hood
Just So Stories: Camel
Paddle to the Sea: ch. 11, 12
Aesop:The Fox and the Grapes (pg. 16 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Bundle of Sticks (pg. 16 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day

Week 6
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 4, people groups in the
Mediterranian
Blue Fairy Book: The Sleeping Beauty of the Wood
Paddle to the Sea: ch. 13, 14
Aesop:The Ass and his Driver (pg. 18 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Oxen and the Wheels (pg. 18 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Parables From Nature: Law of Authority and Obedience
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day

Week 7
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 5, first writing
This Country Of Ours: ch. 5, How America was named
Blue Fairy Book: Cinderella
Nesbit Shakespeare: As You Like It
Paddle to the Sea: ch. 15, 16
Aesop:The Lion and the Mouse (pg. 19 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf (pg. 20 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day

Week 8
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 6, hieroglyphics, Rosetta Stone
This Country Of Ours: ch. 6, Flag of England planted on New World
Blue Fairy Book: Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
Paddle to the Sea: ch. 17, 18
Aesop:The Gnat and the Bull (pg. 21 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Plane Tree (pg. 21 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
James Herriot's Treasury: Only One Woof
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day

Week 9
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 7, Cheops, pyramids
Blue Fairy Book: The Tale of a Youth Who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was
Just So Stories: Rhino
Paddle to the Sea: ch. 19, 20
Aesop:The Farmer and the Stork (pg. 22 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Sheep and the Pig (pg. 22 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day

Week 10
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 8, Babylon
This Country Of Ours: ch. 7, Flag of France was Planted in Florida
Blue Fairy Book: Rumplestiltzkin
Paddle to the Sea: ch. 21, 22
Aesop:The Travelers and the Purse (pg. 24 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Lion and the Ass (pg. 24 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Parables From Nature: The Unknown Land
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day

Week 11
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 9, Moses
Blue Fairy Book: Beauty and the Beast
Nesbit Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale
Paddle to the Sea: ch. 23, 24, 25
Aesop:The Frogs who Wished for a King (pg. 25 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Oak and the Reeds (pg. 28 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day

Week 12
The Bible
This Country Of Ours: ch. 8, How the French founded a colony in Florida
Blue Fairy Book: The Master Maid
Just So Stories: Leopard
     The original version of this story contains an offensive racial epithet.
     Here is a link to an online version of the story in which the word has
been removed
Paddle to the Sea: ch 26, 27
Aesop:The Boys and the Frogs (pg. 29 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Crow and the Pitcher (pg. 30 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Child's Garden of Verses: a poem every day

Exam Week
Week 13
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 10 and 11, Greek myths and king
of the Jews: David
This Country of Ours: ch. 9, Spainiards drove the French out of Florida
Aesop's Fables:The Ants and the Grasshopper (pg. 30 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Ass Carrying the Image (pg. 31 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
James Herriot's Treasury: Bonny's big Day
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: Why The Sea is Salt
Tree in the Trail: ch. 1, 2

Week 14
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 12, Troy
Just So Stories: Elephant's
Aesop's Fables: A Raven and a Swan (pg. 31 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Two Goats (pg. 32 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The Master Cat or Puss in Boots
Tree in the Trail: ch. 3, 4, 5

Week 15
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 13, Cadmus, Phoenicians
This Country of Ours: ch. 10, How Dominique de Gourges avenged the death of his
countrymen
Aesop's Fables:The Ass and the Load of Salt (pg. 32 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Lion and the Gnat (pg. 34 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: Felicia and the Pot of Pinks
Nesbit Shakespeare: The Tempest
Tree in the Trail: ch. 6, 7

Week 16
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 14, Lycurgus, Sparta
Aesop's Fables: The Leap at Rhodes (pg. 34 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Wild Boar and the Fox (pg. 36 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The White Cat
Just So Stories: Kangaroo
Tree in the Trail: ch. 8, 9

Week 17
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 15, Olympic games
This Country of Ours: ch. 11, The adventures of sir Humphrey Gilbert
Aesop's Fables: The Ass, the Fox and the Lion (pg. 36 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Birds, the Beasts and the Bat (pg. 37 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Parables From Nature: Training and Restraining
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The Water Lily, the Gold Spinners
Tree in the Trail: ch. 10, 11

Week 18
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 16, Romulus and Rome
Aesop's Fables: The Lion, the Bear and the Fox (pg. 37 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Hares and the Frogs (pg. 39 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The Terrible Head
Nesbit Shakespeare: Twelfth Night
Tree in the Trail: ch. 12, 13, 14

Week 19
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 17, Ninevah
This Country of Ours: ch. 12, Sir Walter Raleigh
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Stork (pg. 40 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Travelers and the Sea (pg. 41 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The Story of Pretty Goldilocks
Just So Stories: Armadillos
Tree in the Trail: ch. 15, 16

Week 20
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 18, Nebuchaddnezar
Aesop's Fables: The Stag and his Reflection (pg. 42 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Peacock (pg. 42 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The History of Whittington
Nesbit Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing
Tree in the Trail: ch. 17, 18

Week 21
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 19, Cyrus, Medes and Persians
This Country of Ours: ch. 13, Captain John Smith
Aesop's Fables: The Mice and the Weasels (pg. 44 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Wolf and the Lean Dog (pg. 44 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
James Herriot's Treasury: Blossom Comes Home
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The Wonderful Sheep
Tree in the Trail: ch. 19, 20

Week 22
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 20, India, Buddha
This Country of Ours: ch. 14, Captain John Smith
Aesop's Fables: The Vain Jackdaw and his Borrowed Feathers (pg. 47 in the Milo Winter version)
The Monkey and the Cat (pg. 50 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Parables From Nature: Waiting
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: Little Thumb
Tree in the Trail: ch. 21, 22, 23

Week 23
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 21, China Confusius
Aesop's Fables: The Dogs and the Hides (pg. 51 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Bear and the Bees (pg. 52 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The Forty Thieves
Just So Stories: First Letter
Tree in the Trail: ch. 24, 25

Week 24
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History of the World: ch. 22, Draco Solon Greece
This Country of Ours: ch. 15, How Jamestown was saved
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Leopard (pg. 52 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Heron (pg. 54 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
James Herriot's Treasury: The Market Square Dog
A.A. Milne: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book Hansel and Gretel
Tree in the Trail: ch. 26, 27

Exam Week
Week 25
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History: ch. 23, Tarquin Brutus
This Country of Ours: ch. 16, Pocahontas takes a journey across the seas
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Goat (pg. 58 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Cat, the Cock and the Young Mouse (pg. 59 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: Snow White and Rose Red
Just So Stories: Alphabet
Seabird: ch. 1, 2

Week 26
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History: ch. 24, Persia Darius Marathon
This Country of Ours: ch. 17, Fighting with the Indians
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and The Shepherd (pg. 59 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Farmer and His Sons (pg. 61 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Parables From Nature: Law of the Wood
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The Goose Girl
Seabird: ch. 3, 4, 5

Week 27
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History: ch. 25, Themistocles Aristides Xerxes
This Country of Ours: ch. 18, Conflict with the King
Aesop's Fables: The Goose and the Golden Egg (pg. 62 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Astrologer (pg. 65 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: Toads and Diamonds
Nesbit Shakespeare: Cymbeline
Seabird: ch. 6, 7

Week 28
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History: ch. 26, Greece Xerxes Persia
This Country of Ours: ch. 19, Coming of the Cavaliers
Aesop's Fables: Three Bullocks and a Lion (pg. 66 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Mercury and the Woodman (pg. 66 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
James Herriot's Treasury: Oscar, Cat-About-Town
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: Prince Darling
Seabird: ch. 8, 9, 10

Week 29
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History: ch. 27, the Golden age Athens Pericles
This Country of Ours: ch. 20, Bacon's Rebellion
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (pg. 69 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Milkmaid and her Pail (pg. 74 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: Blue Beard
Just So Stories: Crab
Seabird: ch. 11, 12

Week 30
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History: ch. 28, Sparta Pelopponesian War Socrates
This Country of Ours: chap 21. Knights of the Golden horseshoe
Aesop's Fables: The Goatherd and the Goat (pg. 75 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Wolf and the Housedog (pg. 77 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Parables From Nature: Daily Bread
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: Trusty John
Seabird: ch. 13, 14

Week 31
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History: ch. 29, Demosthenes Alexander
This Country of Ours: ch. 22, Pilgrim Fathers
Aesop's Fables: The Quack Toad (pg. 78 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Cat and the Fox (pg. 82 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The Brave Little Tailor
Nesbit Shakespeare: Comedy of Errors
Seabird ch. 15, 16

Week 32
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History: ch. 30, Alexander the Great
This Country of Ours: ch. 23, Founding of Massachusetts
Aesop's Fables: Two Travelers and a Bear (pg. 83 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Dog and His Reflection (pg. 84 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
James Herriot's Treasury: Smudge, the Little Lost Lamb
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: A Voyage to Lillyput
Seabird: ch. 17, 18

Week 33
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History: ch. 31, Carthage
This Country of Ours: ch. 24, Harry Vane
Aesop's Fables: The Hare and the Tortoise (pg. 84 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Fox and the Crow (pg. 87 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The Princess on the Glass Hill
Just So Stories: Cat
Seabird: ch. 19, 20

Week 34
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History: ch. 32, Carthage Tunisia Hannibal
This Country of Ours: ch. 25, Anne Hutchinson
Aesop's Fables: The Lions Share (pg. 90 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Northwind and the Sun (pg. 91 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Parables From Nature: Cobwebs
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou
Seabird: ch. 21, 22, 23

Week 35
The Bible
Hillyer's Child's History: ch. 33, Rome gladiators Cornelia
This Country of Ours: ch. 26, Foundng of Harvard
Aesop's Fables: The Ass in the Lion's Skin (pg. 93 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Bees, and Wasps and the Hornet (pg. 94 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The History of Jack the Giant Killer
Nesbit Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Seabird: ch. 24, 25

Week 36
The Bible
This Country of Ours: ch. 27, Quakers
Aesop's Fables: The Lark and her Young Ones (pg. 95 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle (pg. 96 in the version illustrated by Milo Winter)
Oxford Book of Children's Verse: a poem a day
Blue Fairy Book: The Black Bull of Norroway
Blue Fairy Book: The Red Etin
Just So Stories: Butterfly
Seabird: ch. 26, 27

Exam Week

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