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built upon similarly. Valuable exercise to promote syllabication and spelling.
P. 24. If possible, have sunflower in room and let child verify each point in lesson by showing petals, sepals, etc. If not, use colored picture on page 15 and let class reproduce it at close of lesson.
P. 25. Have child read the stanza. Bring out meaning by questions and objects if necessary. Explain that the cut represents a very old stone mill at Newport, R. I., and that no one knows, surely, when or why built. Memorize stanza.
P. 26. Building blocks and small flags needed. Use as reading lesson, one child taking place of teacher. Class build forts. saluting flag and singing as indicated.
P. 28. Have real flowers of different colors in room or pictures of them. Let each child read silently, class judging from action if correct.
P. 29. If not season for roses bave a paper rose for child to hold while reading. In this and other flower lessons, if possible, teach class to make the flowers for seat work. This is most fascinating hand work.
P. 34. See directions for use of page 20.
P. 42. Class may reach this lesson before October. If so, read again in October and verify facts from observation. Also verify the next four lessons by observation.
P. 54. Teacher should not tell class answers to these questions, but lead them to find out from nature.
P. 67. A purely imaginative game much enjoyed when played withi spirit. Use similar games to recall other topics and word lists.
P. 73. Tell briefly the legend of the snow fairies weaving blankets to cover the roots of the flowers in winter. Will also need to explain “ looms” and process of weaving. Show cuts of looms.
P. 92. Send class to blackboard to write names of months for spelling exercise. Help class, by questions, to conquer last stanza.
P. 93. Recall explanation of weaving. Illustrate by pictures of spinning and weaving. If possible, see work done.
P. 108. Better use this on a rainy day in order to make verification easy.
P. 124. Explain " hare.” Recall facts about tortoise. Memorize closing proverb. If possible, have both tortoise and hare (or rabbit) present and precede reading lesson by an informal talk about these.
MEMORY GEMS. Teach these carefully, letting them impress their own lessons.
Where did you come from, baby dear?
Where did you get your eyes so blue?
What makes the light in them sparkle and spin ? Some of the starry spikes left in.
Where did you get that little tear?
What makes your forehead so smooth and high? A soft hand stroked it as I went by.
What makes your cheek like a warm, white rose ? Soinething better than any one knows.
Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss ?
Where did you get that pearly ear?
Where did you get those arms and hands?
Feet, whence did you come, you darling things? From the same box as the cherubs' wings.
How did they all just come to be you?
But how did you come to us, you dear?
and so I am here.
- George Macdonald.