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Conducted by Sylvia Starr Teachers are urged to contribute to this column. Any device that has been found to be practical and helpful in the school-room or in the yard, for entertainment or study, is desired. have a good idea PASS IT ON. Address Sylvia Starr, Idea and Device Editor, Western Journal of Education, 149 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California.
Dear Sylvia Starr: Tere is a suggestion sheets of drawing paper and add heads, for spring. Mounted and pressed fowers legs and tails with pencil. Using these used in nature study booklets may be kept buds as bodies, bears, cats, chickens, and in good condition by placing smooth tissue other animals may be made paper over them. The tissue paper may be I shall be glad if some teacher will exfastened at the corners with sections of change some of her devices with Dennison's labels. Lyndell Michener. through your column. Ella Morse
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Sylvia Star: One of your contributors asked for seat work devices a few months ago. As I teach a country school I have to have many devices on hand and am glad to “pass them on” if they will be of service.
Each month my little folk make sewing cards. Some of the month-by-month cards
Dear Sylvia Star: The children in my school are studying birds. In one of our windows we have placed a trough of bird feed, a small basin where the birds can take a bath and a small can of water. By a study of bird charts we are able to attract the kind of bird we wish to study by giving him the food he likes. The trees in our school yard are full of the little songsters as a result of our plan.
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June—Watering-pot. When the children are learning the days of the week I have the children write sentences suggestive of their activities on each day. For instance: “I go to church on Sunday:;" "We study flowers, plants and birds in school on Monday;" “I take my music lesson on Tuesday," etc. The children are very much interested in having something on each day that no other child does, is possible.
Colored lentils are excellent to work with. I have squares of cardboard that fit the tops of the desks. These cards have holes punched in them in regular rows, each hole is large enough to hold lentil. I give directions to fill the to with yellow lentils, the next row with blue, etc. Sometimes it is a number game and perhaps four red lentils are to be placed in the top row; ten green ones in the next, etc.
If a teacher is in a neighborhood where she can get pussy willows this spring, she kill find that much use can be made of them. As the buds drop off, glue them to
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1. R. Clifton, Superintendent of Nonrovia city schools, won
a recent bond issue for $126,000 by a majority of 12 to 1. The money will be used to erect a twelveunit grammar school building. This will make five grammar school buildings in the Monrovia system. In the handling of mancal training and household arts Mr. Cliiton has excluded the duplicating of equipment by having pupils from the various schools go to one central school for this work. Of recent origin has been the inauguration of a monthly fire inspection trip by Mr. Clilton and the chief of the Monrovia fire department.
J. W. FRICKE, A LEADER AMONG ventions, a service department for school
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cago on January 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the pres Following llorace Crecier's injunction to
ent year. "Go West, Joung man,
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alway's found time for other activities. He he has been associated with ( F. Weber
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Dorsey; has increased from 154,16+ to 188,fror the Little Red Schoolhouise" in the
663, an increase of nearly 40,000 pupils in mollitat: or desert listricts to a high
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Bu lohn A. Long District Superintendent of Schools, Chicago, Illinois.
.68 erican life and provides much varied information which should be known young beginner, the matter is that of the adult and progresses rapidly. Al
adull constantly comes in contact in his home and community. Book Two to intelligent American citizenship. Here are given in varied order four and spelling, geography, and the English of arithmetic.