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Hunting Poster Made by English Children Cut the animals from black paper and mount on white. Folding the paper and using the creases as a guide

is a great help to the children when cutting out difficult animals. M. W., Liverpool

as form; he must see the emotions displayed, the pictures asked the reason, replied, 'Because these have already presented, the truths which are told, and the point that is taken their fill of me, and do not now suck much blood, made, and he must realize the fable as a short story, as but if you take these away, others will come, and in their setting, as plot, and as characters.

hunger will drain up all the blood that is left.' 'Yes, and The custom of using the fable for a particular motive is in your case, men of Samos,' said Æsop, 'my client will not illustrated by the earliest fable attributed to Æsop by do much further mischief, he has already made his fortune; Aristotle. Æsop, again at Samos, as counsel for a dema- but, if you put him to death, then will come others who are gogue, being tried for capital offence, said the following poor, and who will consume all the revenues of the State fable:

by their embezzlements.' Th Fox, Hedgehog and Dog-Ticks A Fox, in crossing a river, was swept down into á cleft

The variety of reaction which may be secured from the of rock, and being unable to get out, was for a long time

child is well illustrated by “Æsop's Fables” because so in a sorry plight, and a number of Dog-Ticks fastened on

many minds have reacted famously to the classic and the her body. A Hedgehog strolling by, happened to catch

possibilities of almost any reaction may be illustrated from sight of her, and was moved by compassionate feeling to

genuine literature. inquire if he should remove the Dog-Ticks from her. The painting, he may receive a suggestion from the many

If the child wishes to illustrate a fable in drawing or Fox, however, would not allow him to do so, and being wonderful illustrations of “Æsop's Fables,” from the rude

wood-cuts of the original Caxton, or the old chap-books, or the engravings of the famous Bewick, or the drawings of Kate Greenaway, Tenniel, Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane, and Boutet de Monvel, or in your own day the more recent illustrations of Boyd Smith, Arthur Rackham, the two Detmolds, Milo Winter, and Richard Heighway.

As the proverb is the moral point to be extracted from the fable, it would be interesting for children to make a collection of proverbs, to keep a class-book of proverbs to be read at the close of the year, having been compiled from the classics used during the year. The study of the fables naturally would stimulate to such a collection which, having been begun, could be extended to include proverbs from fairy tales of the Japanese, Chinese, English, North American, European, and Hindoo nations, “Asop's Fables" and "The Fables of Bidpai," "The Arabian Nights,” the Bible, “Mavor's Spelling-book," "Franklin's Almanac," Shakespeare, "Reynard the Fox," the poets, Thomas a Kempis, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, the Greek Phil

osophers, Emerson, William Hazlitt, and many other writers. Cut-outs for Poster

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Arithmetic in Grade II

Helen F. Driscoll

N teaching the number combinations in this grade, is

Sometimes there isn't time for the children to "fly”

back to their own" country' on the same day. So they ing” is monotonous unless it is varied.

stop over and see the “sights” by looking at post cards The following devices are simple but effective, and or scenes of the "country' in which they are stopping. children enjoy the “make believe" element in them. The next day they “fly" back. When I have not been able to draw what I wanted, such Those failing to give right answers mus try again. as an automobile, I took advantage of pictures found in advertisements.

These devices conserve time and energy and materials.
Perhaps they may suggest others.


Start and finish Board devices for combination drills:

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5+4 Air-plane Race

3+2 Children are divided into two sections. Draw a line on floor as a dividing line for the two countries. Cut airplanes from magazines. Write a list of combina

Over the Top tions on board. When the contestants have recited the Draw a picture of a trench, as shown. Divide the list of combinations correctly, they step over the line, class into two patrols. Those failing to climb up ladder thus making believe they are in another country. Two by giving concrete answers to combinations, are sent to the children can say combinations at the same time, only hospital as slightly wounded, wounded, or severely wounded. beginning from different starting points in lists. When the degree of wounds is shown by different colored chalk the contestants "fly” back to their own starting place when writing initials of those failing. Those that go again, they recited different quotations, or the same “over the top” have their initials written Yon "side' uf reversed.

the trench or given some other honor.

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a can.

Alice, which would you rather have, canned corn or

peas?” H, Alice! I have just received a letter from Grand

"Well, Mother, you remember we have a case of corn, ma, saying that she will spend Thanksgiving Day

which Father bought at the Army Food sales. There were with us."

24 cans in it, and it cost $2.75. What did 2 cans of corn "Well, Mother, isn't that just lovely? Let's give her a little Thanksgiving party while she is here. I will help $.24 a can. At that rate, what would we have to pay for

cost? If we bought it at the store, we would have to pay you prepare the dinner and decorate the dining-room. Harry and Dick can gather some autumn leaves, and we

a case of corn at the grocer's?" will make them into garlands and hang them across the

“As long as we did not have to buy the corn, I think we room. Our lovely chrysanthemums will be in bloom by

can have another vegetable in addition. Let us have some

creamed asparagus, as that is delicious. It costs only $.40 that time, and we can use them for a center-piece. At the base of the vase we can bank plenty of fruit."

“Don't forget we shall need a relish, so we had better “To-morrow is market day and I think we had better

buy some celeryand olives. Celery is $.15 a bunch and decide what we are going to have for the dinner. First and most important is the turkey. We need not worry

olives are $.40 a quart. What will 2 bunches of celery and about the turkey, as Father has bought a live one, weighing

a pint of olives cost?”

“What shall we have for dessert? A Thanksgiving 15 pounds, for $7.50. In market they are selling for $53

dinner seems incomplete without pumpkin and mince pie. a pound. How much money did we save? Dressed

Let us estimate how much a pumpkin pie would cost. A turkeys sell for $.64 a pound. If our turkey loses 3 lbs.

small pumpkin will cost $.25; a pint of milk, at $.18 a in dressing, what would it cost dressed? We will stuff our turkey with oyster dressing, so we shall need 17 pints of

quart; 4 eggs, at $.66 a dozen; + lb. of sugar, at $.24 a lb. oysters. If they cost $1.50 a gallon, what must we pay instead of making one?”

How much would we save, if we bought a pie for $.40, for them?

For the mince pie we shall need a pound of mincemeat “Sugar is so scarce this year that I think we had better

at $.40 a pound. How much more would the home-made do without cranberries.”

pumpkin pie cost than the mince pie?" “Oh, no, Mother! A turkey dinner would not be complete without cranberries. If we buy a quart of them

“We must not forget to buy some fruit for our centreat $10 a pint, and a pound of sugar at $.25 a pound, what piece. We can use 1 dozen oranges at $.60 a dozen,

i dozen apples, at $.60 a dozen; 1 dozen bananas, at $.45 would the cranberry sauce cost?” "We shall need + peck of white potatoes at $2.50 a bushel,

a dozen; 2 lbs. of malaga grapes, at $.30 a lb. How much

will our fruit cost?and the same amount of sweet potatoes at $3.00 a bushel. What shall we have to spend for potatoes?"

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