1. In the snowing and the blowing,

In the cruel sleet,

Little flowers begin their growing

Far beneath our feet.

2. Softly taps the Spring, and cheerly,--

'Darlings, are you here?'

Till they answer, 'We are nearly,

Nearly ready, dear.'

3. 'Where is Winter, with his snowing?

Tell us, Spring,' they say.

Then she answers, 'He is going,

Going on his way.

4. 'Poor old Winter does not love you;

But his time is past;

Soon my birds shall sing above you;--

Set you free at last.'

Mary Mapes Dodge.

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

  • Describe what ends and what begins in the month of March.
  • Is March your favorite month of the year? Why or why not?