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Arbor Day in the Primary Room.

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Tiny Trees.
(Recitation in concert for very little children.)

By SUSIE M. BEST.
The children representing the pine, each carry a branch of the
tree. A banner bearing the word “Oak” in large letters is
carried by the second division. The children in the third set
wear a crown marked with the word “Elm." The “Palm"
speakers wear bands upon their sleeves. The fifth verse is
spoken by children carrying leaves and branches.
Pine.—We are five little tots that march in line,

And we each of us bear a branch of pine.
And why do we do it ? Don't you know ?

'Tis because we love the pine-tree so !
Oak.—We are five little tots that greet your sight,

And we each one carry a banner bright,
Look at it and you'll plainly see

The name of a brave old forest tree.
Elm.—We are five little tots that form a ring,

And as we circle around, we sing,

Oh, look, on our foreheads bright and fair

A crown with the name of the elm' we wear !"
Palm.-We are five little tots that “make-believe”

Our name is the name that's on our sleeve;
If you barely glance you'll be sure to read

The name of the “palm,” for it's plain indeed !
Branches.—We are five little tots that want to say

In summer time we are glad to play
Under the shade of the spreading trees,

For it's there we get the coolest breeze.
Together.-We are all little tots, too small to know

The names of all of the trees that grow,
But we're sure of this—their presence here
Makes our old gray world a pleasant sphere.

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The gentle breezes tender

That rustle the tree-tops high,
Will whisper to it, how stately

It may be, in the bye-and-bye.
And the rain, and the dew, will moisten

And freshen the rootlets slight,
And we soon shall see, in our spreading tree,

A rare and beauteous sight.
And the birds will seek its shelter,

How glad we then shall be,
That on Arbor-day in the joyous May

We planted a fair young tree.
Let us then rejoice and sing,
That in the gladsome spring

The spring-time of our lives and of the year,
We have marked again the day
Which we welcome every May

And have planted thus a tender sapling here.

The Flower's Helpers.
(Exercise for ten children.)

By MALANA A. HARRIS.
Jack Frost is dressed in white canton flannel with beads or
any small glittering objects sewed upon it. Snow in white
cheesecloth tufted with cotton. Wind carries a small umbrella.
Leaf wears a brown dress, crown and chain of plaited leaves.
Cloud carries a blue banner with white cotton fastened upon it.
Star wears a dark blue dress, silver crown with one star in
front. Moon carries a banner with a crescent. Raindrop wears
a gray dress sewed with white beads or buttons. Sun is dressed
in yellow. The flower is represented by a plant or bunch of
flowers.

Frost.-
I come to you, my name is Frost, I kiss the forest trees,
And with my breath so icy cold, I paint the autumn leaves.
Then later in the year I come and help the flowers to keep
By coaxing them to take a rest, and thru the winter sleep.

Snow. -
I am a feath'ry flake of Snow, I come in winter storm,
And silently a blanket weave to keep the flowers warm.

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Flower.
I am the little Flower so gay just wakened by the rain,
I made a visit here last spring, and now I come again.
I thank you kindly, every one, for all your watchful eare,
And may I do my very best in works of love to share.

Our Orchard Trees.
(Words to be sung to “Blue Bells of Scotland.")

By LETTIE STERLING.
In springtime, we look at our blooming orchard trees,
In springtime, we look at our blooming orchard trees.
Each branch is thronged with blossoms, and well our eyes

they please
As with their snowy petals they're pelting every breeze.
In summer, we look at our leafy orchard troes,
In summer, we look at our leafy orchard trees.
Beneath them, cooling shadow the weary worker sees,
Within their shade are resting the beasts and birds and

and bees.

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