First Grade Peaches/Babies
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Here's my mom's version from growing up in the west side of Chicago in the 1930's-40's.  She spoke with several of her friends.  They had no trouble recalling it.  This is the way they said it....

        First grade babies     (not peaches)
        Second grade tots
        Third grade angels
        Fourth grade snots

        Fifth grade peaches
        Sixth grade plums
        Seventh grade ladies
        Eighth grade bums!
 

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First grade babies,

second grade tots,

third grade angels,

fourth grade snots,

fifth grade peaches,

sixth grade plums,

seventh grade dumbcuffs (german word for dummy),

eighth grade bums.


 

When I was in grade school in the late 40s, we said the rhyme like this:
 

First grade babies,

second grade tots,

third grade angels,

fourth grade snots,

fifth grade peaches,

sixth grade plums,

seventh grade ladies,

eighth grade bums.
 

Of course if you were a guy in 7th grade that didn't work, but being female, it worked for me and my jump-roping girlfriends.

Contributed by Mary Ann - Thank you!


Hailing from Minnesota, my version may be different from others...

Kindergarten babies
First grade tots
Second grade angels
Third grade snots
Forth grade peaches
Fifth grade pears
Sixth graders lost their underwear(s)!

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First grade peaches,

second grade plums,

Third grade apples,

fourth grade BUMS,

Fifth grade oranges,

sixth grade grapes,

Seventh grade bananas,

eighth grade APES!

 
It was always to our discretion to insert "angels" if it fit for the grade we were in!

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1st grade babies,

second grade tots,

3rd grade angels,

4th grade snots,

5th grade peaches,

6th grade plums,

and all the rest are dirty old bums.

 

Contributed by Lise - Thank you!


  First grade babies
  Second grade tots,
  Third grade angels
  Fourth grade snots.
 
  Fifth grade lions
  Sixth grade bears,
  Seventh grade peaches
  Eighth grade pears (pairs!).

Contributed by Joanie - Thank You!


The poem I was taught by my mother goes:
First Grade Babies
Second Grade Brats
Third Grade Angels
Fourth Grade Rats
Fifth Grade Peaches
Sixth Grad Plums
And all the rest are Dirty Bums!

Contributed by Beth - Thank you!


1st grade babies,

2nd grade tots,

3rd grade angels,

4th grade snots,

5th grade peaches,

6th grade pears,

and all the rest are great big bears.

Contributed by Bob - Thank you!


First grade peaches,

Second grade plums,

Tell me when your birthday comes!

January, February, March, April, May, June, etc.

Then you stop when the month of the jumper comes, and then you start on dates:

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, etc. and when the persons date comes up, he/ she jumps out

Contributed by Katie, Midwest - Thank you!

 


We said it this way: "Peaches, Pears, Apples, Plums, Tell Me When Your Birthday Comes. January, February, March, etc."

When you got to your birth month, you switched to the "red hot peppers" counting until you reached the date of your birth.

Contributed by Julie, Midwest - Thank you!

 


 

First grade babies,

Second grade tots,

Third grade angels,

Fourth grade snots,

FIFTH GRADE PEACHES,

SIXTH GRADE PLUMS,

Seventh grade hard workers,

Eighth grade bums.

 


This is how it "played in Peoria" when I was a kid:

Kindergarten babies,

Stuck in the gravy.

First grade babies.

Second grade tots.

Third grade angels.

Fourth grade snots.

Fifth grade peaches.

Sixth grade plums.

And all the rest are big bad bums.

 


Here's how I learned it:

First grade babies

Second grade tots

Third grade angels

Fourth grade snots

Fifth grade peaches

Sixth grade plums

And all the rest Are dirty bums.

Contributed by Helen - Thank you!