Baby sleeps, so we must tread

Softly round her little bed,

And be careful that our toys

Do not fall and make a noise.

We must not talk, but whisper low,

Mother wants to work, we know,

That, when father comes to tea,

All may neat and cheerful be.

Teaching Guide:

Step 1: Study the New Words

  • Listen to the new words.
  • Recite each of the new words aloud.

Step 2: Examine the Lesson Image

Describe the image, its setting, and its characters.

Step 3: Read the Lesson Passage

  • Find each new word in the passage.
  • Practice reading the passage, both silently and aloud.
  • Upon mastering the passage, recite it aloud to your instructor.

Step 4: Complete Lesson Copywork, Narration, and Dictation

Complete the associated copywork, narration, and dictation for this lesson. Click the icon to access the page.   

Step 5: Discuss the Lesson

  • Why won't the house be neat and cheerful for father if the baby is awakened in the lesson?
  • Describe the right way to behave when anyone is sleeping or resting within your home.