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Grade I B
Baskets of fruit: apples, grapes and pears.
Collect and mount pictures of farm-life.
Grade III B Letters of the alphabet cut from folded papers. Form
SEPTEMBER words and mount, T, O, I, C, L.
Posters showing islands.
Cosmos, seed-pods, milkweed pod. OCTOBER
Letters of the alphabet, G, W, Q, X, Z. Use for cover Squirrels, nuts, leaves, chestnuts. (1) Paper cut or
and posters. drawn. (2) Mount and sew to background. Pumpkins, jack-o'-lantern, brownies.
OCTOBER Apples, potatoes, farmer, baskets and ladder.
Baskets of fruit; pears, bananas. Coal, cart or wagon.
Peppers, beets, turnips.
Columbus, banner, Santa Maria.
Grade III A
SEPTEMBER Cutting and coloring leaves, nuts, burrs, asters and Posters showing bays, city sky-line. goldenrod.
Cannas, bitter-sweet, dogwood berries, oak leaves and Pigeon, rooster.
acorns. Primary colors cut from colored papers and mounted. Letters of the alphabet. Use for posters and book covers. Letters of the alphabet cut from folded papers. Form words and mount, Y, U, D, E, F.
Baskets of fruit: pears, bananas, apricots. OCTOBER
Pepper, beets, turnips. Caps, jack-o'-lanterns, brownies.
Columbus, three boats, landing of Columbus.
Grade IV B
Posters showing rocky and sandy coastline. Posters: Clouds.
Chrysanthemums, bulbs. Horse-chestnut leaves and nuts, goldenrod.
Hemispheres, zones. Plums, grapes. Sheep, pigs.
Shades of color. (1) Crayons. (2) Water colors.
Apply letters of the alphabet.
been ruled by the children. H, P, B, M, N. Form OCTOBER
Bowls of fruit.
Celery and other vegetables. OCTOBER
Grade IVA Collect and mount pictures of farm life.
SEPTEMBER Carrots, squash.
of North America. Color oceans.
Shades and tints of colors. (1) Crayon. (2) Water
Apply the letters of the alphabet.
Bowls of fruit.
been ruled by children. V, S, A, K, R. Use for Poster suitable for Columbus Day: his boyhood life, his illustrated alphabet and book covers.
journey, his landing.
Tan or brown, 492"x6" Bananas — Yellow, 3" sq. Oranges Orange, 2" sq. Pears — Brown or tan, 224"x2"
Fold the paper for the basket to form an oblong 442"x3'. Cut half of the basket on the fold.
Bowl — blue paper, 6"x2". Bananas - yellow paper, 3" sq., cut two. Oranges - orange paper, 2" sq., cut two. Apples—Red paper, 2" sq.,
cut two. Pears— Tanor brown, 272"x2". Fold the blue paper to form an oblong 3"x2". On the fold cut half of the bowl. If desired, a white pattern may be made and then placed on the blue paper. Allow the children to arrange the fruit in the bowls, selecting the fruit they wish to use. This lesson will occupy at least three half-hour occupation lessosn.
Ideas to Try Suggestions for the Use of
December - Christmas Tree or Golden Cobwebs
Eskimo Occupations or Eskimo Twins)
February - George Washington (Illustrate some phase L. M. Quimby
of his life) 1 Letter Writing.
March — The Wind (Windmills, Kites, Clothes Drying, a Request for catalogue.
Puddles) b Write order for seeds (not necessarily sent to
April - Easter Rabbit firm).
Encampment c Write note of thanks for catalogue.
May-pole 2 Arithmetic.
June — The Zoo (animal study) a Problems on cost, quantity, etc.
Optional 6 Make out bills, receipts, etc.
The Vikings 3 Plan garden, using catalogue for cost, best seed to Tree and Cave Dwellers. The Cave Twins buy, variety, adaptations to soil, climate, etc.
Fables — “Hare and Tortoise," "The Stork's Joke," 4 Use index - hunt up definite list of things.
etc. 5 Pictures can be cut out and used in lower grades on language papers, to illustrate poems, short descriptions, Grade III garden stories, etc.
September - From optional list 6 Primary or first grade make garden alphabet, cutting
October - The Landing of Columbus and pasting pictures for busy work: a - asparagus,
Nature's Preparation for Winter b-beets, etc.
November - The First Thanksgiving 7 Basis for language drill games (I saw, etc.).
December - "The Night Before Christmas" 8 Later in spring primary children can find and cut out
January — Winter pictures of the things they have planted in their home
February — Paul Revere's Ride gardens.
March — Maple Sugar Camp 9 Pick out plants that belong together in different
April — Bird (Special attention to place where different classifications: tubers, perennials, those for immediate
birds are to be found) consumption, etc.
May - Red Cross 10 Use pictures in food charts, posters for school gardens,
June — Circus covers for garden record note books, etc.
Optional 11 Try a garden spell-down, with words chosen from the
Robinson Crusoe catalogue.
Pied Piper 12 Nature talks (let children have catalogue in hand).
Exploration of the West (Prairie schooner) Reason for coloring of ripe fruits, etc.
Clothing (cotton field, spinning flax, sheep, etc.) 13 Cut out pictures and draw.
A Farm 14 Make seed packets for seed store. Use for drill in
A Dairy Farm making change, etc. 15 Let each pupil work up material on some one fruit
Grade IV or vegetable, as, tomato, potato, etc. Booklets can be made and illustrated from seed calalogues.
September - Early Explorers
November - Pilgrims Going to Church
January — Ice Cutting
February - Washington at Valley Forge
March The First Steamboat
April -- From optional list September - 1 Mother Goose. 2 Fairy stories
Optional "Little Red Riding Hood,” “Little Red Hen,”
Foods (Orchard, Meats, Grains, Vegetables, etc.) “Gingerbread Boy," "Three Bears,” etc.
American Pioneers (Daniel Boone)
Birth of Christ (Wise Men, Desert, Oasis, Bethlehem, March - Gardening
Shepherds, Stable) April - Shepherd Life
Transportation (Trade facilities - primitive and modern) May - Soldiers
Hebrew Life June — Noah's Ark
The Mexican Twins Optional
The Spartan Twins Grade II
Rome (Stories - Ancient City) September - Hiawatha's Life (forest, animals, birds, etc.)
Cattle Raising (West) Stock Yards
Manufacturers (Primitive - Modern)
Printing in First Grade
Attractive Number Work for A
the First Grade
binations on the board. First a child said that 2+2+2+2 Colonies of United States. (Cuba, etc.)
=8. Another said 4+2+2=8, 3+5=8, 3+3+2=8, etc., Irrigation
until all the possible combinations had been given. There
are endless uses for the Ten Little Dutch Sisters. Grade VI
I expect to vary the device by making a chicken coop Africa
and having the cardboard chickens come and go in and China or Japan
out of the coop. Later our circus animals, which we make Ireland (March)
every year, will come from the tent into the ring to perform, Italy (The Home of Columbus)
or in a line for the parade. One thing suggests another. Holland
Just now a flock of ten bluebirds have appeared on one Russia
board. The children noted them, counted them and disIndia
cussed them. Later I took one bird from the ten and Egypt
pasted it on the other board. The next day a second one Arabia
joined it, then another and another, much to the children's England in the Middle Ages
amusement, until all the birds had gone from one board to Knights
another. This, too, may be varied. The birds leaving in Crusades
two's or three's, also forming groups as they join the other Christmas in different lands (Yule Log, Birds' Pole)
Mary V. Myers
instructive and practical occupational work for the six and seven year old children. Since little or no
writing is encouraged the first year of school, except Jessie Martin Alexander
at the regular writing period, under the direction of the During a Primary Teachers' Meeting, the outline for the teacher, the printing set is a highly educative substitute first grade number work was planned and discussed. The for writing. Superintendent put much stress on having the children use
It teaches initiative and independence. It helps him in a great variety of objects, making the work as concrete as
his reading and later in his spelling. The following is an possible and training them to recognize groups of numbers.
outline leading to the use of the printing set: He did not want to see the children counting on their
1 Place initials of pupils' names upon the blackboard.
Let them copy. fingers. I left the meeting wondering what I could do to improve the number work in the first grade.
2 Let them print action words: come, run, play, jump, It was March. We were studying the Dutch people etc, and making Dutch dolls. It occurred to me to make ten
3 Statements, "Run to me," "Come to me." Invitalarge cardboard Dutch girls and string them on a wire, tions to present to schoolmates, such as, "Run with me,” so that they would easily slide from one side to the other.
“Come with me," "Play with me." The children present To save time, I drew one doll and used it for a .pattern.
these to their little friends, who join them in whatever Then I painted them, using opaque water color, but alter- activity the invitation states. nating the color of the dresses a red dress and white cap
4 Label pictures on domestic animals. Place mounted and apron, then a blue dress and cap and apron. That pictures of animals on the blackboard ledge, let children made a pretty border and the dolls were easier to count. have slips of paper containing name of animal, let him place When they were painted and cut out, I pasted a gummed it against the proper animal
. Children make corrections. hanger with a brass ring attached to the back of each doll's 5 Children print their own names and addresses. cap, then strung the dolls on a wire across the top of the
6 Lay out, on the same board, a section of the town in front blackboard, making a splendid set of objects for which the school building is located, print street signs, adding and subtracting.
place them at the proper comers of the streets. From Next it occurred to me to make a house, with an open
paper cut the schoolhouse and other buildings in the door big enough for the dolls to go in and out of. Soon a vicinity, print signs, "School,” “Grocery,” etc., upon the low Dutch house, made of stiff cardboard and covered proper buildings, and set upon the sand board. Other with colored paper, was placed at one end of the board. signs, “Keep off the grass," "Cars stop here,” etc. The wire ran behind the house, through the open doorway
7 Make picture books, by cutting out pictures from old to the other end of the blackboard.
magazines. If they are in outline pictures, pupils color It was worth all the work just to hear the ripple of delight with crayon. Mount these pictures upon uniform sheets that went over the room when I slipped the first little doll
of paper. Label the pictures and sew sheets of paper along the wire, through the doorway, into the house and together for a booklet. entirely out of sight. Right then they discovered that ten
Bird Book less one left nine. Another doll disappeared into the house,
Dolly's Style Book (Dolly cut-outs) then another, until they were all gone.
Animal Book I did not realize when I first made them the extent to
Christmas Book which they could be used. One day I wanted to teach the
House and Furniture Book written word "two." I grouped the dolls in two's, then
Book of Flowers asked, “What did I do to the Dutch children?” Back came
Label all pictures. just what I wanted: “You put them in two's." Later they were arranged in three's, four's and five's. Then we 8 Print labels for Mother Goose pictures, such as Boy discovered that five was just one half of ten.
Blue, Bo-Peep, Jack Horner, etc. Make booklets, or One day I was working with eight of the dolls and the conduct same as No. 4 in a game. children suggested different groupings that would make 9 Print lists of groceries for mother. eight, and as they arranged the dolls I wrote the com- 10 Cut and label Christmas, Thanksgiving, St. Valen