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partners turn at the opposite side and come back in the same
way; turn partners to place. 6 Iwo girls change. The same two girls cross over and are turned
by the opposite boy, return and are turned to place by partners. 7 Balance four. Take partner's hands and promenade across to
opposite side and back again. 8 Allemand left. (Same as 4) Side four right and left. The second and fourth couples repeat 5
in the same way. 10 Two girls change. The second and fourth couples repeat 6 in
the same way.
The Dutch Quadrille
11 Balance four. Second and fourth couples repeat 7 in the same way. 12 Allemand left. (Same as 4) 13 Swing partners. 14 Grand right and left. In this, instead of taking hold of hands,
all the boys slap partner's right hand, pass to the right and slap the next girl's left band, to the right again and slap this girl's right hand, to the right again and slap next girl's left hand,
to right again and swing partners. This ends the quadrille. All dance to their first position in line across the front. Courtesy to partners and then all together to the audience. Leave the stage in the same way as the entrance was made.
Choose seven children to form the airplane - one for the propeller, two to form the seats, two for the wings and two for the body and tail of the airship. One or two children beside the aviator may “fly” at a time. The airplane moves along swiftly, the boys forming the propeller and wings moving their arms up and down as if blown by the wind.
After all have arrived at the farm, let them make imaginary visits to the fields where the corn grew, to the corn bins, and to the lofts to see the grain and hay. Perhaps the mill is near and they may visit that, and see the flour and cornmeal made. As a result of this thay will know that —
Back of the loaf is the snowy flour,
And back of the flour the mill.
The sun and the Father's will.
The girls always like to play “keeping house." Assign different duties to one girl or group of girls which they perform as all sing, using music of "Yankee Doodle":
The Human Airplane
Games for November
Before Thanksgiving Day has come
The cooks must all get ready,
With spoons that go rum-tum-te-tum,
In hands that hold them steady.
There's flour to stir with citron rind,
And eggs requiring fluffing,
And pies to make and crumbs to grind,
And turkeys that need stuffing.
There's salad to be mixed with creams,
And candies that need mixing,
And lady fingers light as dreams,
And puddings to be fixing.
So when the time of feasting's here,
In very late November,
The cook it is that all hold dear,
And pleasantly remember.
Choose one girl to represent the grandmother, and the
others act as her helpers, doing the tasks she assigns to
Housekeeping with grandmother
Is really quite a pleasure.
I help her pick and pare and cut,
Whenever I've the leisure. Let us not lose sight of the real meaning and significance of Thanksgiving Day, nor allow the children to do that.
She doesn't ever make a fuss
About a little blunder, Encourage them to think of and help others not so well
Just looks at me and smiles and says, provided with life's blessing as they are themselves. And
“Now, how was that, I wonder?" not only think but do something to help others. Little children will understand and appreciate the meaning of
One time I sampled fruit I pared,
And — fancy my poor feelings! this holiday much more than we really think possible.
All of the apple that remained So do not neglect this opportunity to help them to know
Was just the core and peelings. that this day means something more than feasting and visiting. For
She only laughed aloud and said,
“My, my! we'll try another."
I like to housekeep now and then
With people like grandmother."
While the girls are playing help grandmother, the boys
are helping grandfather. Choose one boy to represent the
grandfather. He leads them in their games. Many children visit their grandparents on the farm, or For an apple race, form rows in the orchard. Use real they may have visited there the previous summer. En- apples, or balls, imaginary apples. At the end of each row courage them to tell of their experiences there. They will of children is placed
a little pile of apples, the same number always enjoy free dramatization of life on the farm. in each pile. Each child in turn carries these, one at a
First we must make our imaginary journey there. There time, to the other end of the row of children. The row are different ways of traveling: by sleigh, automobile, completing all their trips first wins the race. steam or trolley cars, but to be really modern, we should Mix red and yellow apples in little piles, using balls or make the trip in an airplane. Most children have now paper circles if apples cannot be obtained. Then allow seen airplanes, and almost all are eager to have a flight in two or three minutes for each child to sort them according one. Since this cannot be arranged, the children like to to colors. The child wins who finishes in the shortest time. play airplane.
of the game.
The Carpenter's Game
A red, red apple
If there is a little "feast” for them on the last day, it In a wind-blown tree,
is sure to be received with enthusiasm, no matter how simple Satin, sleek and shining,
and inexpensive it may be. Is a sight to see.
All this will surely help the children to appreciate the A yellow apple,
reasons why they, as well as “grown-ups, " should be In the green, green grass,
thankful. Teach the older children the following: Is a golden treasure That you will not pass.
For the bay and the corn and wheat that is reaped,
For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dew and the sweet honey-comb,
For the rose and the song, and the harvest brought home
For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the cunning and strength of the workman's hand, upright a number of sticks of grandfather's kindling wood,
For the good that our artists and poets have taught, just a little way apart and at a certain distance from the For the friendship that hope and affection have brought boys.
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving! They take turns rolling a heavy ball or a croquet ball to
For the homes that with purest affection are blest, the sticks. The child hitting over the most sticks at one
For the season of plenty and well-deserved rest, time, or in a given number of times, wins the game.
For our country extending from sea to sea, To start the rabbit race, form the children in rows facing
The land that is known as the “Land of the Free" a given goal. At a signal they start hopping toward it.
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving! The child, or row of children, reaching the goal first, wins the race. Any child jumping or running has to step out
Perhaps at the farm we may see some birds flying toward, the warm southland. The children imitate their flight
Edith Dutcher using their arms for wings, and all fly toward the south,
To play the “Carpenter's Game," the children stand in a or any goal, trying to reach it before a signal or whistle is large ring, with seven others in the center. given.
Two of those in the center hold firmly between them a These last two games exercise the muscles of the legs and soft board which may be easily sawed, and in which a few arms.
nails and screws are started. If one or more of the boys have bicycles, allow them to Of the other five, one holds a toy spade, one a trowel, one bring them one day and let the children all have a little a hammer, one a saw, and one a screw-driver. ride around the playground, or "meadow." Some of the The children in the ring circle around singing: boys in the higher grades will be glad to help in this. After this each child may ride an imaginary bicycle. The children “Some fine day we'll build a house, build a house, build run and lift the knee high, holding the handle-bars with
a house, their outstretched hands, and keeping their chests well Some fine day we'll build a house, lifted. Take long, deep breaths.
Some fine day in the morning." Both boys and girls like to have a hare and hound race. Divide the children into four groups, one representing the This introduction is also sung between stanzas and in hares, the others the hounds.
conclusion. The hares are given a start of five or more minutes. As each stanza is sung, one child in the center suits the They may carry boxes of confetti with which to make a action to the words with the tools he holds, while the trail, and the hounds follow this. Or the hounds follow children in the ring imitate this action with their hands. by means of the footprints, if the ground is soft enough.
The stanzas are as follows: The hares and hounds may each keep together or they may separate, each one going his own way. As soon as a hare
“This is the way we'll dig the cellar, dig the cellar, dig
the cellar, is caught he is brought home. The hound who captures the most hares wins the race. It is better if this race can
This is the way we'll dig the cellar, actually take place on a farm, or even in a park.
Some fine day in the morning. Use the following poem as a language lesson or memory
“This is the way we'll lay the bricks, lay the bricks, lay gem:
This is the way we'll lay the bricks,
Some fine day in the morning.
“This is the way we'll saw the wood, saw the wood, saw In bins that were full and running o'er
This is the way we'll saw the wood,
Some fine day in the morning.
"This is the way we'll drive the nails, drive the nails, Out back of the house the orchard stood,
drive the nails,
This is the way we'll drive the nails,
Some fine day in the morning.
“This is the way we'll turn the screws, turn the screws, The wintergreen and the robber's cave,
turn the screws,
This is the way we'll turn the screws,
Some fine day in the morning." So not only the day before Thanksgiving, but all through Any building process may be added to these, or any of the month of November, the children enjoy visiting their these may be adapted according to fancy, but the game as imaginary "farm," and playing their games there.
a whole never fails to please.
Wednesday Should the pantry ever be cleaned? Why?
In what sort of receptacles should sugar, rice, spices, (Continued from page 569)
etc., be kept? Why? Hygiene
Thursday What is garbage? FIRST WEEK
Where should it be kept? In what kind of a receptacle? Monday Is mother the only one who needs to exercise
What disposition should be made of it? care and cleanliness in regard to our food?
Friday How is the garbage in your district taken care of? Why should the butcher, baker and storekeeper do so?
Is the presence of garbage a menace to the neighbor
hood? Tuesdoy What kind of aprons should the butcher wear? What kind of hands should they have?
How can this danger be prevented? How should he keep his tools? His chopping block?
Phonics All the machinery used in the manufacture of sausage, etc.
FIRST WEEK Wednesday Does the butcher need an ice-box? Why?
Monday Consonant blends continued. Should he have meat on the counter, exposed to dust.
Sound of sl. and flies, and for customers to handle? Why not?
Tuesday Sound of th. Thursday What should be done to all meat before
Wednesday Sound of br. cooking it? (Wash it thoroughly)
Thursday Sound of fr.
Friday Review all blends taken.
Monday Sound of cr. How do they mix the bread?
Tuesday Sound of dr. Are their hands clean?
Wednesday Sound of gr. Would you buy bread from an unclean baker? Why
Thursday Sound of pr. not?
Friday Sound of tr.' Review. SECOND WEEK
THIRD WEEK Monday How can a baker display his goods in a sanitary Monday Name the vowels. way?
Show them to the pupils and tell them of their imWhat kind of things does a baker make?
portance. Tuesday Is it a good plan for customers to handle over Every word contains one or more vowels. bread and cakes? Why not?
Tuesday Begin families or keys. Wednesday Compare a clean, sanitary storekeeper with Talk to the children about their surnames and call one who is the opposite.
attention to the fact that every member of their Think of your baker and butcher.
family has the same surname, but that each member To which class do they belong?
is distinguished from the other members by a first Thursday What can a storekeeper do to keep his store
name. and himself attractive.
It is the same in phonics. Each word has a family How can he protect his wares from flies?
name but there are many members of that family, Friday Tell all the reasons you can for patronizing a each with a different first name. sanitary meat market, bakery and grocery store.
The first family we will learn about is the "an" family.
Write a number of words "an" on the blackboard in a THIRD WEEK
column. Monday At this time a few lessons on table manners Then in front and a short space away from each write will not be out of place. Many children will never get a consonant, as, f, b, c, D, m, N, P, r, t, v. such training elsewhere. Teach the children how to lay Sound it slowly, then more rapidly. the cloth and set the table.
See who can sound and name every member of the Tuesday About four times a year serve a simple lunch "an" family. for the children, so they may get a correct idea of serving. Wednesday See what we can find out about the “at" The parents will be glad to contribute crackers, cookies, family. etc., for little spreads.
Thursday "Ad" family. What is the purpose of the knife? The fork? Spoon? Friday Review the “an," "at” and “ad” families. Wednesday Should the spoon be left in the cup after stirring cocoa, coffee or tea? Why not?
FOURTH WEEK Is it ever proper to eat with a knife?
Monday “Og” family. Thursday How should things be passed at the table? Tuesday "Et” family. Should we eat with our fingers?
Wednesday “All” family.
Thursday “It” family.
Seat Work the contents, what should you say?
Monday Draw pictures of six vegetables you know. FOURTH WEEK
Tuesday Draw pictures of six kinds of fruits you have Monday In which room is the food prepared for us? tasted. What sort of a room should the kitchen be?
Wednesday Paper cutting of Indian wigwams, canoes, Should it be light and airy? Why?
and bows and arrows. Tuesday Should the windows be screened?
Thursday Outline a large Indian with seeds or lentils. How should the range be kept? The flour box or Friday Illustrate "Helping Mother" by paper cuttings.
barrel? Should the latter ever be placed in the sunshine and SECOND WEEK fresh air to air out? Why?
Monday Paper cutting of letters "T" and "U."
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17635 Penobscot Tribal Songs 18444
Idealization of Indian Themes:
74631 Little Firefly
64705 Land of the Sky Blue Water
64190-64516 Dagger Dance (“Natoma") 70049
Direct Imitation: Navajo Indian Songs
MUSIC OF THE PURITANS
MUSIC OF THE CAVALIERS
17646 Psalm 100
17331 Early to Bed (2) Three Blind
17840 Mice (3) Good Night
May Pole DanceScotland's Burning (2) Row, 18277
Bluff King Hal
17087 Row, Row Your Boat (3) Lovely Evening
First Nowell Looby Loo
67201 Oats, Peas, Beans 17567
18010 Jolly is the Miller
Sellenger's Round London Bridge
St. Patrick's Day
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