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Grade I B


Baskets of fruit: apples, grapes and pears.
Show scenes of sky and land; sky and water. (1) Paper Squash, carrots.
cutting. (2) Crayon.

Collect and mount pictures of farm-life.
Cutting and coloring maple and elm leaves, asters and cat- Farmer: cutting and carting hay, stacks of hay.

Primary colors cut from colored papers - mounted.

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 I A

Grade III A
Posters: Crescent and full moon, city sky-line.

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.
Trolley cars.

Grade IV B
Grade II 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.
Primary colors. Crayon.
Letters of the alphabet cut from squared paper which has

been ruled by the children. H, P, B, M, N. Form OCTOBER
words, illustrated alphabet.

Bowls of fruit.

Celery and other vegetables. OCTOBER

Grade IVA Collect and mount pictures of farm life.

SEPTEMBER Carrots, squash.

Autumn fires, jack-o'-lantern, brownies.

of North America. Color oceans.
Gladiola, cotton.

Shades and tints of colors. (1) Crayon. (2) Water
Grade II A


Apply the letters of the alphabet.
Individual posters of the four seasons.

Salvia, cattails.
Primary colors. (1) Crayon. (2) Water colors.

Bowls of fruit.
Letters of the alphabet cut from squared paper which has Egg plant and onion.

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.

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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.

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Ideas to Try Suggestions for the Use of

Seed Catalogues

December - Christmas Tree or Golden Cobwebs
January — Winter Sports (Skiing, Coasting, Skating

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
If properly used the catalogues will arouse enthusiasm October Harvest
for school gardens, aid in reading, etc.

November - Pilgrims Going to Church
December — The Story of the Wise Men

January — Ice Cutting
Sand Tables

Lumber Camp

February - Washington at Valley Forge
L. M. Quimby

March The First Steamboat
Grade I

Benjamin Franklin

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.

October — Indian Village
November — Domestic Animals (cows, horses, pigs,


American Pioneers (Daniel Boone)
chicken yards, pets, etc.)
December — Santa Claus and His Reindeer

Grade V
January — Eskimo Village
February — Lincoln's Birthday (log cabin)

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

Greek Stories

The Spartan Twins Grade II

Rome (Stories - Ancient City) September - Hiawatha's Life (forest, animals, birds, etc.)

South America
October - Columbus (sailing)

Cattle Raising (West) Stock Yards
Brownies (Hallowe'en)

Coal Mining
November - Pilgrim Village

Our Preparation for Winter

Manufacturers (Primitive - Modern)

Printing in First Grade

Attractive Number Work for A

the First Grade

United States

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)

Philippines (water sports, etc.).
Peasantry (France, Belgium, Germany)

Mary V. Myers
DOZEN or more children's small printing sets,
or Simplex No. 1 typewriters, furr ish splendidly

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

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