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    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Albert Einstein


    The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you go. - Dr. Seuss

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    Research means that you don't know, but are willing to find out.-Charles F. Kettering


Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can;
Pat it and prick it and mark it with 'B'
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.


A wise old owl

A wise old owl live in an a oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like the wise old bird?


Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns! 
Hot cross buns! 
One  penny, two a penny,

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters
Give them to your sons.
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!


Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill
went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down
and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

Then up Jack got
and home did trot
As fast as he could caper;
Dame Gill did the job
to plaster his head
With vinegar and brown paper.


There was an old woman

There was an old woman 
who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children 
she didn't know what to do.
So she gave them some broth
 without any bread,
And she whipped them all soundly
 and sent them to bed!


Goosey, goosey gander

Goosey, Goosey Gander,
Where shall I wander?
Upstairs, downstairs
And in my lady's chamber.
There I met an old man
Who wouldn't say his prayers,
I took him by the left leg
And threw him down the stairs. 


Ring-a-ring o' roses

Ring-a-ring o' roses,
A pocket full of posies,
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all fall down.


Thirty days hath September

Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
February has twenty-eight alone,
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting leap-year, that's the time
When February's days are twenty-nine.


Twinkle twinkle little star

Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not winkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveler in the dark,
Though i know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle little star.


To market, to market to buy a fat pig

To market, to market,
To buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again,
To market, to market,
To buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again,


Hey diddle, diddle

Hey diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.


Mary, Mary quite contrary

Mary, Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.


Baa, baa, black sheep

Baa, baa, black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes sir,
Three bags full!
One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.


Rain rain go away

Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day.

Rain, rain, go to Spain,
Never show your face again!

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Rain rain, go away,
Come again another day
Little Johnny wants to play


Three little kittens

Three little kittens they lost their mittens'
And they began to cry,
'Oh mother dear, we sadly fear
That we have lost our mittens.'

'What? Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie.'
'Mee-ow, mee-ow,mee-ow,
Now we shall have no pie.'

The three little kittens they found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
'Oh, mother dear, see here, see here,
For we have found our mittens.'
'Put on your mittens, you silly kittens,
And you shall have some pie.'
'Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow,
Oh, let us have some pie.'

The three little kittens put their mittens,
And soon ate up the pie;
'Oh mother dear, we greatly fear
That we have soiled our mittens.'
'What? Soiled your mittens, you naughty kittens!'
Then they began to sigh,
'Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.'
Then they began to sigh.

The three little kittens they washed their mittens
And hung them out to dry;
'Oh, mother dear, do you not hear
That we have washed our mittens?'
'What? Washed your mittens, then you are good kittens,
But I smell a rat close by.'
'Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.
We smell a rat close by.'

Old mother Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor doggie a bone,
But when she got there
The cupboard was bare
So the poor little doggie had none.


If wishes were horses

If wishes were horses, 
beggars would ride.
If turnips were watches, 
I would wear one by my side.
    And if "ifs" and "ands"
    Were pots and pans,
There'd be no work for tinkers!


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