1. Baby Bye,

Here's a fly;

We will watch him, you and I.

How he crawls

Up the walls,

Yet he never falls!

I believe with six such legs

You and I could walk on eggs.

There he goes

On his toes,

Tickling Baby's nose.

2. Spots of red

Dot his head;

Rainbows on his back are spread;

That small speck

Is his neck;

See him nod and beck!

I can show you, if you choose,

Where to look to find his shoes,

Three small pairs,

Made of hairs;

These he always wears.

3. Flies can see

More than we;

So how bright their eyes must be!

Little fly,

Ope your eye;

Spiders are nearby.

For a secret I can tell,

Spiders never use flies well;

Then away,

Do not stay.

Little fly, good day.

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

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Step 5: Discuss the Lesson

  • From the passage, describe physical characteristics of flies (Describe their eyes, feet, shoes, wings, etc.)
  • Why does the narrator warn the fly to stay away from spiders?