Online Homeschool Curriculum - Sample Lesson (Lesson 1 Only)


Chapter 1: Uncle Wiggily Starts Off

Week: 26

Uncle Wiggily Longears is a nice old gentleman rabbit. Uncle Wiggily's rheumatism gives him pain, so Dr. Possum comes to examine him. Dr. Possum advises him to travel and get some exercise. Uncle Wiggily says goodbye to his niece and nephew, Sammie and Susie Littletail, packs his valise, grabs his red, white, and blue-striped barber pole crutch, and sets off to find his fortune. As Uncle Wiggily walks through the woods, a voice tells him to come into a hollow stump. The voice claims Uncle Wiggily will find his fortune and a cure for rheumatism down in the black hole of the stump. Uncle Wiggily jumps down into the stump and is trapped in a closet by a black bear that wants to eat him up for dinner.

Chapter 2: Uncle Wiggily Goes Fishing

Week: 27

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily Longears, nice old gentleman rabbit, sets off to find his fortune and ends up down a stump and about to be a bear's dinner. Uncle Wiggily is locked in the bear's closet. The bear growls that he is getting a fire ready to cook the rabbit. Uncle Wiggily remembers Sammie Littletail has placed something in his valise, in case of trouble. Uncle Wiggily finds a rope in his valise. Uncle Wiggily finds a window in the closet, ties a rope to a hook on the window sill, and uses the rope to escape. Uncle Wiggily makes his way back above ground and finds a little brook. He decides to go fishing, but catches an alligator instead of a fish. The alligator throws Uncle Wiggily up into a tree, stands on his tail, and opens his mouth to catch Uncle Wiggily when he falls. Uncle Wiggily is trapped in the tree.

Chapter 3: Uncle Wiggily and the Black Crow

Week: 27

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily Longears, nice old gentleman rabbit, is stuck up a tree with a hungry alligator waiting on the ground below. Uncle Wiggily searches his valise for something that might help him and finds some toothache drops from Susie Littletail. The alligator gets tired of standing on his tail and decides to sharpen his teeth. After sharpening his teeth, the alligator stands on his tail and opens his mouth again. The alligator threatens to saw the tree down with his tail. Uncle Wiggily takes the cork out of the toothache medicine and drops it into the alligator's open mouth. The medicine burns the alligator's mouth. The alligator jumps in the water and swims off to cool his mouth. A nice crow rescues Uncle Wiggily and shows him a hollow stump where Uncle Wiggily can sleep. The next day, Uncle Wiggily comes to a house made of bark with sign that reads, 'If you want to be surprised, open this door and come in.' Johnnie Bushytail, the squirrel boy, warns Uncle Wiggily not to go in, but it is too late. A claw grabs Uncle Wiggily and pulls him in the house.

Chapter 4: Uncle Wiggily and Fido Flip-Flop

Week: 27

In the last chapter, a claw grabs Uncle Wiggily and pulls him into a bark house. The claw belongs to an owl who wants to serve Uncle Wiggily in sandwiches to his friends. The owl locks the front door to prevent Uncle Wiggily from leaving and puts the kettle on for his friends. Outside the house, Johnnie Bushytail throws acorns at the Owl's door. The owl keeps answering the door, thinking his friends have arrived. Realizing someone is playing tricks, the owl grows angry, rushes out to catch the trickster, and leaves the door open. Uncle Wiggily escapes into the woods. He meets a circus poodle dog named Fido Flip-Flop, who can turn somersaults in the air. The two new friends travel together until two foxes jump out at them.

Chapter 5: Uncle Wiggily Does Some Tricks

Week: 28

In the last chapter, two foxes accost Uncle Wiggily Longears, nice old gentleman rabbit, and Fido Flip-Flop, circus dog. Fido tells Uncle Wiggily to close his eyes before turning flip-flops so fast that the foxes become dizzy and fall over. Fido and Uncle Wiggily run away and escape. Fido shows Uncle Wiggily how to do flip flops and some other tricks. The two friends decide to travel and perform tricks for money. Before the friends can enact their plan, two bad boys grab poor Fido.

Chapter 6: Uncle Wiggily At The Party

Week: 28

In the last chapter, two bad boys grab poor Fido and run away with him. Uncle Wiggily decides to save Fido. Uncle Wiggily covers himself in mud stripes and runs ahead of the boys to hide in the bushes. When the boys pass by, they spot Uncle Wiggily and believe he is a tiger. Afraid the tiger will eat them up, the boys drop Fido and run away. Uncle Wiggily and Fido continue until they are invited to a party by Arabella chick. They attend the party and see Sammie and Susie Littletail. They eat good food and play games until there is a knock at the door. It's a big dog dressed like a soldier, and the dog wants Uncle Wiggily to come with him immediately.

Chapter 7: Uncle Wiggily in a Parade

Week: 28

In the last chapter, a soldier dog knocks on Arabella Chick's door during her party. The dog, a nice old circus dog named Percival, wants Uncle Wiggily to come to a Decoration Day (Memorial Day) parade since Uncle Wiggily fought in the war. Uncle Wiggily marches in the parade with the bands, soldiers, horses, and wagons filled with flowers to put on the graves of soldiers. During the parade, a horn blares and scares a pony ridden by a little boy named Jimmy Wibblewobble. As the pony races away, Uncle Wiggily jumps on a little pony named Munchie and sets off to save Jimmy Wibblewobble. Uncle Wiggily and Munchie catch the runaway pony and rescue Jimmy.

Chapter 8: Uncle Wiggily in the Fountain

Week: 29

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily marches in a Decoration Day (Memorial Day) parade and saves a little boy riding a runaway pony. Uncle Wiggily sets off again to find his fortune. As he eats lunch in the forest, he hears a cat-bird and his children making the sound of a kitty crying. Uncle Wiggily gives the cat-birds some peanuts. The birds thank Uncle Wiggily and offer to do a favor for him someday. Uncle Wiggily continues walking and encounters a dry fountain. Uncle Wiggily jumps in the fountain and falls asleep. When he wakes, the fountain has been turned on. Uncle Wiggily cannot get out and fears he may drown. The cat-bird and her kitty-birds build a raft out of twigs for Uncle Wiggily and pull him to the side of the fountain.

Chapter 9: Uncle Wiggily and the Dog

Week: 29

In the last chapter, a cat-bird and her kitten-birds saved Uncle Wiggily from a fountain. The cat-bird and kitten-birds take Uncle Wiggily home with them and build him a nice bed under their nest. The next day, Uncle Wiggily sets off to find his fortune and comes across a Gypsy woman who tells fortunes. But before he can have his fortune told, two bad dogs chase Uncle Wiggily and want to eat him for dinner. As Uncle Wiggily runs from the dogs, a Gypsy man fires his gun at Uncle Wiggily. Uncle Wiggily jumps into a hole to escape. The dogs decide to pour water into the hole to drive Uncle Wiggily out. Uncle Wiggily digs with his sharp claws and escapes from a new hole far off where the dogs can't see him.

Chapter 10: Uncle Wiggily and the Monkey

Week: 29

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily escapes two bad dogs by jumping down a hole and digging a new hole some distance away. After escaping the bad dogs, Uncle Wiggily sits down for lunch. When a red ant asks for his crumbs, Uncle Wiggily gives the ant and her ant friends a slice of buttered bread. The ants suggest Uncle Wiggily go to work for his fortune, and he thinks it is a good idea. Uncle Wiggily asks a mouse lady for work. She suggests he join the circus. Uncle Wiggily knocks on another door and asks for work, but it is a wolf who wants to eat him. Uncle Wiggily hears a monkey dressed in a clown suit singing and playing a fiddle. The monkey sings about giving a cent to someone who can keep the boys from climbing in his tent. As Uncle Wiggily offers his services to the monkey, a black bear jumps out of the bushes to grab Uncle Wiggily. The monkey hurls a pie at the bear and scares the bear back into the woods, saving Uncle Wiggily.

Chapter 11: Uncle Wiggily and the Boys

Week: 30

In the last chapter, a monkey saves Uncle Wiggily from a bear by hitting the bear with a pie. The monkey hires Uncle Wiggily to keep boys from sneaking into his circus tent without paying first. The monkey offers to pay Uncle Wiggily money and a coconut pie. The monkey gives Uncle Wiggily a club to keep the boys out, but Uncle Wiggily does not want to hurt the boys. When the show starts, some boys try to crawl under the tent. Uncle Wiggily tells them to stop, but the boys refuse to stop. Instead of hitting the boys with the club, Uncle Wiggily puts on his own show. All the boys who have no money for tickets stay outside the tent to watch Uncle Wiggily's tricks. The monkey is pleased that Uncle Wiggily keeps the boys out and gives Uncle Wiggily ten pennies for his work.

Chapter 12: Uncle Wiggily in a Balloon

Week: 30

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily keeps boys without tickets from sneaking into the monkey's tent by putting on his own show. Uncle Wiggily works a few more shows for the monkey before setting off again to find his fortune. As Uncle Wiggily helps an ant carry some cake, he hears music and finds a circus. At the circus, a man holding balloons cries because no one will buy his balloons. Uncle Wiggily offers to go up in a balloon to attract customers for the man. The man fastens a basket to a big red balloon. Uncle Wiggily hops in the basket and floats into the sky. Seeing Uncle Wiggily, people rush over to buy balloons from the man. A bad boy with a bean shooter shoots Uncle Wiggily's balloon. Dickie and Nellie Chip-Chip, the boy and girl sparrow, fly through the air and grab Uncle Wiggily's basket before it crashes into the ground.

Chapter 13: Uncle Wiggily in an Auto

Week: 30

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily floats into the sky in a basket tied to a balloon. After being rescued by the sparrows, Uncle Wiggily watches circus and then travels on to find his fortune. Uncle Wiggily walks on a road until an automobile roars up on him. Prickly briar bushes prevent Uncle Wiggily from moving to the side of the road. Even worse, a dog runs at Uncle Wiggily from futher down the road. Uncle Wiggily is trapped. Uncle Wiggily runs at the automobile. A tire runs over Uncle Wiggily's foot, and Uncle Wiggily jumps as high as he can. He lands in the automobile right next to a boy. The boy and his papa decide to keep Uncle Wiggily until his foot heals.

Chapter 14: Uncle Wiggily in a Boat

Week: 31

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily doesn't jump fast enough to avoid a car and hurts his foot. The little boy and his papa take Uncle Wiggily home and help him heal. The boy takes Uncle Wiggily in his motor boat for a ride on the lake. As the days pass, Uncle Wiggily's foot heals. One day, the little boy goes out in a rowboat alone. The little boy's boat tips over, and he calls out for help. Uncle Wiggily, a dog named Rover, and a muskrat named Nurse Jane Fuzzy-Wuzzy, rescue the boy.

Chapter 15: Uncle Wiggily Makes a Pie

Week: 31

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily saves a little boy from drowning. The boy's papa offers Uncle Wiggily a fortune, but Uncle Wiggily prefers to find his fortune himself. Uncle Wiggily sets off once more to find his fortune. Uncle Wiggily meets Mr. Hedgehog, who invites Uncle Wiggily to stay in his cave. Mr. Hedgehog feels ill and wishes for cherry pie. Mr. Hedgehog has tried and failed to make his own cherry pie, making the mistake of putting the stony cherry pits into his pies. The porcupine shoots more cherries down with his quills so Uncle Wiggily can make him a pie. Percival, the circus dog, arrives at the cave, and all three animals enjoy the cherry pie.

Chapter 16: Uncle Wiggily and Percival

Week: 31

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily makes a cherry pie for Mr. Hedgehog. Uncle Wiggily, Mr. Hedgehog, and Percival, the circus dog, all enjoy eating the pie. Percival had arrived at the cave crying because he had stepped on a sharp stone. Eating cherry pie makes Percival feel much better. Uncle Wiggily and Percival stay with Mr. Hedgehog for a few days, then set off to find their fortunes. They walk into a lonesome, dismal forest and start a fire. When two savage wolves emerge from the forest, Uncle Wiggily and Percival perform funny tricks. The wolves laugh so hard they fall over. An alligator comes along and chases off the wolves. Luckily, the alligator has just eaten, so he doesn't want to eat Uncle Wiggily or Percival.

Chapter 17: Uncle Wiggily in a Well

Week: 32

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily and Percival enter a dismal, dark forest. In the forest, they meet a sad, limping grasshopper who sprained his hind leg. Uncle Wiggily applies some soothing salve to the grasshopper's leg. Uncle Wiggily and Percival say goodbye to the grasshopper and continue along until they reach a fork in the road. They each take one fork and agree to meet up later. Uncle Wiggily encounters a big, bad toad, who challenges Uncle Wiggily to jump into a pile of leaves. Uncle Wiggily jumps into the leaves and falls into a well, for it was a trap. The toad hops off to tell the wolves they can come and eat Uncle Wiggily. Uncle Wiggily calls for help, and the grasshopper overhears him. The grasshopper fetches Percival for help. Percival lowers a rope to Uncle Wiggily and rescues him. All three animals take off before the wolves and the bad toad return.

Chapter 18: Uncle Wiggily and Jennie Chipmunk

Week: 32

In the last chapter, a bad toad tricks Uncle Wiggily into falling into a well. Uncle Wiggily parts from Percival and the grasshopper, travels on, and meets Jennie Chipmunk. Jennie is crying because a bear stole her new hair ribbons and replaced them with an old black shoestring. Uncle Wiggily says he'll get the ribbons back. Hearing Uncle Wiggily's promise, the bear jumps out of the bushes. Uncle Wiggily flings dirt at the bad bear. The bear runs off to wash the dirt from his face. Uncle Wiggily gives Jennie some money for new hair ribbons and walks her home.

Chapter 19: Uncle Wiggily and the Lantern

Week: 32

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily defeats a bear, gives Jennie Chipmunk money for hair ribbons, and walks Jennie home. In this chapter, Uncle Wiggily stumbles across the home of Billie and Nannie Goat and their children. Nannie shows Uncle Wiggily that she can make all sorts of things out of paper, including lanterns. Uncle Wiggily stays the night with the goats. Late that night, a burglar-fox tries to get through the door to rob the goats. Per Uncle Wiggily's request, Nannie makes a big paper lantern. Uncle Wiggily puts a burning candle in the lantern and ties a string to it. Uncle Wiggily lowers the lit paper lantern out a window. The hot candle burns the burglar-fox's nose, and the burglar fox runs away.

Chapter 20: Uncle Wiggily and the Paper House

Week: 33

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily defeats a burglar-fox by burning the fox with a candle in a paper lantern. Nannie Goat shows Uncle Wiggily how to create a paper house out of waxed paper. With his new knowledge, Uncle Wiggily sets off to find his fortune. That night, he makes a paper house to protect himself from the rain. A bad alligator snoops around Uncle Wiggily's paper house and asks to be let in. When Uncle Wiggily refuses, the bad alligator smashes the paper house with his tail. Uncle Wiggily escapes into the cellar he'd dug, which the Alligator was too big to get into. The crashing thunder and flashing lightning scare the alligator off. Uncle Wiggily sleeps all night in his cellar, warm and dry.

Chapter 21: Uncle Wiggily in a Paper Boat

Week: 33

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily escapes an alligator by hiding in his cellar. The next morning, Uncle Wiggily sets off to find his fortune and comes to a pond of water with a goldfish in it. Uncle Wiggily knows he could sell the goldfish for money, but figures the goldfish would not like to be sold. The goldfish appreciates Uncle Wiggily's consideration. Uncle Wiggily travels on. When it gets dark, he sees a nice wooden house that no one lives in on the other side of a wide brook. The brook is too deep to walk across, and Uncle Wiggily cannot swim across carrying his crutch and valise. Uncle Wiggily folds a boat out of paper and tries to cross, but the boat begins to sink. The bad alligator shows up and tries to grab him, but the goldfish rescues him and takes him across the brook to the little wooden house.

Chapter 22: Uncle Wiggily and the Mud Pie

Week: 33

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily is rescued by the goldfish and reaches the wooden house. Uncle Wiggily spends the night in the wooden house. The next morning, Uncle Wiggily wakes to a knock at the door. The knock is the sound of the goldfish throwing rocks against the door. The goldfish gives Uncle Wiggily some breakfast in a watercress basket. After eating, Uncle Wiggily sets off and encounters a snake. Fleeing the snake, Uncle Wiggily leaps over some briar and bramble bushes. He lands in a mud pie two hedgehog boys are making. The hedgehogs are annoyed that their pie is ruined, but Uncle Wiggily apologizes. When the snake wriggles out, the hedgehogs plaster the snake's eyes with mud, enabling Uncle Wiggily and the boys to escape. Uncle Wiggily helps the hedgehog boys make another mud pie and gives them some of his real cherry pie. Uncle Wiggily sleeps at the hedgehogs' house that night.

Chapter 23: Uncle Wiggily and the Elephant

Week: 34

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily escapes a snake and stays with the hedgehog boys. The next morning, Uncle Wiggily takes off again. As he walks along, Uncle Wiggily hears an elephant crying because he's stepped on a tack. After Uncle Wiggily pulls the tack out of the elephant's foot, the bad alligator tries to get Uncle Wiggily again. The elephant tosses the alligator into the briar bushes, saving Uncle Wiggily.

Chapter 24: Uncle Wiggily and the Cherry Tree

Week: 34

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily pulls a tack out of an elephant's foot, and the elephant saves Uncle Wiggily from the alligator. Uncle Wiggily and the elephant travel together until a man jumps out of the bushes and convinces the elephant to return to the circus. Uncle Wiggily continues on and meets Goosey Gander, who cries because he is sick and misses home. Uncle Wiggily looks at Goosey Gander's tongue and realizes Goosey Gander has the epizootic. Goosey Gander asks for cherry pie as there is a nearby cherry tree. Uncle Wiggily throws rocks and his valise up into the tree, but no cherries come down. The elephant reappears and picks the cherries. Uncle Wiggily makes three pies, Goosey Gander feels better, and all three friends travel on.

Chapter 25: Uncle Wiggily and Grandpa Goosey

Week: 34

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily makes some cherry pie for Goosey Gander and the circus elephant. In this chapter, the circus man returns and forces the elephant to return to the circus with him. Uncle Wiggily and Goosey Gander travel on without the elephant in search of their fortunes. Uncle Wiggily meets Jennie Chipmunk and buys popcorn from her. Goosey Gander gets caught by a snake, and Uncle Wiggily rescues Goosey Gander by distracting the snake with popcorn balls, which snakes love to eat. The snake becomes so full of popcorn, that he falls sleep and doesn't bother Goosey Gander again.

Chapter 26: Uncle Wiggily's Ice Cream Cones

Week: 35

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily saves Goosey Gander from a snake by feeding the snake popcorn balls. In this chapter, Uncle Wiggily and Goosey Gander meet a crow, who tells them they can sleep in a field near a scarecrow. The next day is very hot, so Uncle Wiggily buys two strawberry ice cream cones. A bad black bear licks the ice cream out of Uncle Wiggily's cones and plans to eat Uncle Wiggily next. Uncle Wiggily tickles the Bear with the pointy ends of the empty cones. The bear laughs so hard, Uncle Wiggily escapes.

Chapter 27: Uncle Wiggily and the Red Ants

Week: 35

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily escapes a bear by tickling him with ice cream cones. In this chapter, a bee uses his honey to buy Uncle Wiggily and Goosey Gander new ice cream cones. Goosey Gander decides to head for home. Uncle Wiggily travels on and is almost eaten by a bad giant. A group of nice ants bury Uncle Wiggily under grains of sand. The giant can't find Uncle Wiggily even though he can smell Uncle Wiggily.

Chapter 28: Uncle Wiggily and the Bad Giant

Week: 35

In the last chapter, Uncle Wiggily escapes a bad giant when bees cover him with grains of sand. In this chapter, the ants tell Uncle Wiggily about a good giant and a bad giant that live near one another. The ants also tell Uncle Wiggily that the good giant flies a flag in front of his house. The ants didn't know that the bad giant had stolen the good giant's flag and was now flying it in front of his house. Uncle Wiggily mistakenly visits the house of the bad giant, and the bad giant captures Uncle Wiggily. As the bad giant ponders how to best season Uncle Wiggily, the ants swarm over the giant and save Uncle Wiggily.

Chapter 29: Uncle Wiggily and the Good Giant

Week: 36

In the last chapter, the ants swarm and bad giant and free Uncle Wiggily. In this chapter, the ants show Uncle Wiggily the way to the good giant's house. The good giant gives Uncle Wiggily some carrots and cabbage and offers Uncle Wiggily a job listening for burglars at night. After Uncle Wiggily agrees, a mysterious voice demands access to Uncle Wiggily.

Chapter 30: Uncle Wiggily and the Giant's Boy

Week: 36

In the last chapter, the good giant offers Uncle Wiggily a job and a voice asks for Uncle Wiggily. In this chapter, Uncle Wiggily meets the giant's son. The boy plays piano, sings, and offers to help Uncle Wiggily find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. When it rains, the good giant shows his son and Uncle Wiggily that there are pots of gold at the end of rainbows.

Chapter 31: Uncle Wiggily and Daddy Longlegs

Week: 36

In the previous chapter, Uncle Wiggily learns the story of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow is a myth. In this chapter, Uncle Wiggily sets off to find his fortune. The kind giant boy walks with Uncle Wiggily and saves Uncle Wiggily from a bad black bear. After the giant boy says farewell, Uncle Wiggily meets a crying boy who has lost his cows. A grand-daddy longlegs spider tells the boy where to find the cows. Uncle Wiggily helps the boy drive the cows home and drinks several glasses of milk.