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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.

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.

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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.
And back of the mill is the wheat and the shower,

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,
Annebelle R. Bucknam

With spoons that go rum-tum-te-tum,

In hands that hold them steady.
The ripe rosy apples are all gathered in,
They wait for the winter in barrel and bin;

There's flour to stir with citron rind,
And nuts for the children, a plentiful store,

And eggs requiring fluffing,
Are spread out to dry on the broad attic floor.

And pies to make and crumbs to grind,

And turkeys that need stuffing.
The great golden pumpkins that grew such a size,
Are ready to make into Thanksgiving pies;

There's salad to be mixed with creams,
And all the good things that the children hold dear

And candies that need mixing,
Have come round again with the feast of the year.

And lady fingers light as dreams,

And puddings to be fixing.
Now what shall we do in our bright happy homes,
To welcome this time of good times as it comes?

So when the time of feasting's here,
And what do you say is the very best way,

In very late November,
To show we are grateful on Thanksgiving day?

The cook it is that all hold dear,

And pleasantly remember.
The best things that hearts that are thankful can do,
Is this: to make thankful some other heart too.

Choose one girl to represent the grandmother, and the
For lives that are grateful and sunny and glad,
To carry their sunshine to hearts that are sad.

others act as her helpers, doing the tasks she assigns to

them. Because:
For children who have all they want and to spare,
Their good things with poor little children to share;

Housekeeping with grandmother
For this will bring blessings and this is the way,

Is really quite a pleasure.
To show we are thankful on Thanksgiving Day.

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."
Thanksgiving Day once more is here,

I like to housekeep now and then
To all New England hearts so dear.

With people like grandmother."
When loved ones come the feast to share,
And savory odors fill the air.
With thankful hearts may we feast and pray,

While the girls are playing help grandmother, the boys
As the Pilgrims did on their feast day.

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.

Teach —

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,
Apples, apples, apples —

For the sun and the dew and the sweet honey-comb,
I don't know why,

For the rose and the song, and the harvest brought home
But the nicest apple

Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!
Is in apple pie!

For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the following game the boys stand in a line. Place

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:

the bricks,
Oh, the farm was bright, Thanksgiving morn,
With its stacks of bay and shocks of corn,

This is the way we'll lay the bricks,
Its pumpkins heaped in the rambling shed,

Some fine day in the morning.
And its apples brown, and green, and red,
And in the cellar its winter store

“This is the way we'll saw the wood, saw the wood, saw In bins that were full and running o'er

the wood,
With all the things that a farm could keep
In barrel and bin and goodly heap,

This is the way we'll saw the wood,
Hung to the rafters and hid away,

Some fine day in the morning.
Oh, the farm was a pleasant place that day!

“This is the way we'll drive the nails, drive the nails, Out back of the house the orchard stood,

drive the nails,
Then came the brook and the chestnut wood,
The old sawmill where the children play,

This is the way we'll drive the nails,
The fodder barn with its piles of bay,

Some fine day in the morning.
The walnut grove and the cranberry bog,
The woodchuck hole and the barking dog,

“This is the way we'll turn the screws, turn the screws, The wintergreen and the robber's cave,

turn the screws,
Wherein who entered was counted brave,
The skating pond with its fringe of bay,

This is the way we'll turn the screws,
Oh, the farm was pleasant Thanksgiving Day!

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.

Daily Helps

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

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?
All the machinery used in the manufacture of sausage,


FIRST WEEK etc. 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.
What does cooking do to the meat?

Friday Review all blends taken.
What does freezing do to it?
Friday Did you ever visit a bakery?

Why do bakers wear white caps and aprons?

Monday Sound of cr. How do they mix the bread?

Tuesday Sound of dr. Are their hands clean?

Wednesday Sound of gr.

Thursday Sound of pr. Would you buy bread from an unclean baker? Why 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.
Teach the use of finger bowls.

Thursday “It” family,
Friday Appoint several different children (to act as Friday Review all families taken.
waiters at each luncheon, so all may have a chance.
If a dish is passed to you and you do not desire any of

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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