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Tenth day, September 30.
Caterpillars everywhere, crawling in every direction on the porch and even in the rooms. Every leaf of the cotton has been eaten and even the squares and blooms have been devoured. Our household duties are done and school opened. Some of the caterpillars are placed on the table for study. Appearance—hairy, green, with black dots on a yellow line. How does the caterpillar crawl? Like a measuring worm. Notice and see if you can tell why this is. Has no legs in center. When did we first find the caterpillar? How did it look then? How does it look now? A few caterpillars are put in different receptacles to develop Into cocoons.
Make a note of the cotton caterpillar in our " Book of Bugs." Date on which we first noticed the caterpillars? September 25. What is< to-morrow? October 1. Write the names of the two mouths on blackboard. What season of the year is it? Fall. Name the third fall month: November. Say the three fall months with me. What kind of weather are we having? What part of the day makes you think of summer? What part of winter? Name all the seasons. How many are there? Name all the months of the year. Teacher writes names of seasons and months on blackboard and leaves it for spelling lesson for advanced pupils.
A game of bean bag is again played. The advanced ones keep the score. A drill in rapid addition is given them. Advanced pupils do work in arithmetic.
Reading for beginners. Two new words, big, little. Baby is little. Kitty is little. Stanw is big. Mrs. Browne is big. Nell is little. Charlie is little. Agnes is little. I see a little kitty. I see a big (picture of ball in drawn). Phonics— review sounds previously taught and teach sound of p.
Recess. More bean-bag games. Bat lunches.
Social period. Memorize entire poem "September." Story of "The Fox and the Grapes." Older children write the story. They read in second reader. Do some work in Milne's Arithmetic, and have a spelling lesson In the Progressive Speller, No. 1.
REPORT OF FIEST MONTH S WORK.
First and advanced grades.
Arithmetic. Learned to count and write numbers from 1 to 10. Have had addition and subtraction of numbers from 1 to 10. learned expressions horizontal and vertical; square and oblong. Learned to use foot rule, to find onehalf and one-fourth of foot. Used liquid and dry measures.
Reading. First-grade children have learned about 20 words. First advanced grade has had about 75 words. Both classes read from a chart made at school and read Mother Goose Rhymes written on blackboard.
Phonics. Learned pounds of all the principal consonants. Have combined them with short vowel sounds.
Nature study and literature, etc., was the same for all.
Reading. Found third reader difficult, so have used the second reader.
Arithmetic. Milne's Arithmetic. No. 1, covered first 30 pages.
Language. Kept records in Garden Book and in Book of Bugs. Reproduction stories: "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Fox and the Crow," "The Hare and the Tortoise." "The Sleeping Apple," " Goldenrod and Aster."
Spelling. Progressive course in Spelling Book, No. 1. Have covered the first 15 pages.
Literature for all. Studied and dramatized "The Three Bears," "Chicken Little," and "The Goats in the Turnip Field." Have read and told other stories for recreation. Poems learned: H. H. Jackson's "September" and "October," "October's Party," part of Longfellow's '• Hiawatha," and "Mother Goose Rhymes."
Nature study for all. Cotton caterpillar and the caterpillar found on violets and the one found on oak trees. Studied the downy and red-headed woodpeckers and the flicker. Learned the names and habits of some of the fall flowers, goldenrod, aster, and wild carrot. Made a complete study of the apple.
Agriculture for all. Harvested corn and peanuts.
BULLETIN. 1913, NO. 43
WHOLE NUMBER 553
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL
MATERIAL FOR ITS OBSERVANCE
PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION. TRINITY COLLEGE