A Course of Study for the Eight Grades of the Common School Including a Hand Book of Practical Suggestions to Teachers

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Public-School Publishing Company, 1895 - Education - 152 pages
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Page 18 - ... least the first two terms of school there is no need of a class for number work. The children acquire number facts incidentally in literature, science, reading, and writing, thus: In Literature: 1. How many animals did the old woman go to for help? (The class count as one child names them.) 2. (a) How many things did Red Riding Hood take to her grandmother? (2) Show as many fingers as there were trees around the grandmother's house. 8. How many musicians were there in the band? In Science the...
Page 24 - Watcli for pussies on the willow. (Robinson made his baskets from twigs of the willow.) Notice the first changes in the buds of this tree and of its mate which bears the seeds. Notice all succeeding changes in both trees. (b) Notice, also, the development of the sterile and of the fertile flowers of the soft maple, and of its leaf buds. While in the willow the two kinds of flowers are found on separate trees: in the soft maple, the two kinds are found on the same tree, (c) Note, likewise, the development...
Page 22 - LITERATURE. ROBINSON CRUSOE. First Term. Fall. Chapters 1-9 in Robinson Crusoe for Boys and Girls. 1. Robinson Crusoe at Home. 2. The Voyage. 3. The Island. 4. Robinson's House. 5. His Work. 6. Surprises. (Wheat found growing in his yard, and a turtle found on the shore.) 7. His Sickness. 8. Exploring the Island. (He finds many grapes, melons, oranges, lemons, and cocoanuts.) 9. Another Trip. (He finds a parrot and takes it home for a pet.) Second Term. Winter. Chapters 10-20. 10. Robinson's Garden....
Page 15 - The Goose, by comparison with the duck. READING. First Term. Fall. (a) The stories which the children have learned and reproduced in first grade, together with the science topics, have often been made the basis of board script exercises in learning to read. The advantage of using these thought materials in the first reading exercises is that both the words and the thoughts are familiar and interesting to the children and they enjoy learning to read stories which have attracted their interest. This...
Page 14 - Spring study of the evergreen trees whose winter study we have noted previously — the development of the clustered buds of the Austrian pine into staminate flowers and new growth, and of the long pointed buds into new growth and cones; the office of the sap: uses of the root, trunk, branches, and leaves; seeds sown and manner of growth studied. 12. (a) The robin, our best known summer bird, took part in the contest for kingship in the story of The Bird "With No Name, so also did (b) the red headed...
Page 8 - The Anxious Leaf is determined by that of the falling of the leaves in the autumn. "The Little Match Girl" and "The Fir Tree" are both Christmas stories; the one is taught immediately before, and the other soon after the holidays. All the stories taught in the spring are specially adapted to that season of the year. NATURE STUDY. First Term. Fall. 1. (a) The Shepherd Dog.

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