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June 2, 1816.-John G. Saxe.
Author of "The Proud Miss McBride."

"I have tried to get this new class of mine to reproduce June 4, 1738.-- George III.

How many years did he rule Tingland? Was he of the stories of their reading books and I have failed,” said a English descent?

teacher of a senior first grade the other day. A serious


admission of this kind from one more than ordinarily suc. During intermission the following questions were written cessful in her work surprised me somewhat.

We talked on the board:over some of the difficulties, and on asking what prepara

1. What do you know about Tommy's birth place? tory training she had given her scholars, I learned that

2. What were some of the things he did when a little they had been taught the new and unphonetic words, and boy? could read the lesson quite readily, but in reproducing in

3. What accident happened to him? their own words, important parts would be omitted and

The curtain was drawn over this until all the children

the facts mixed up in such a way as to render the story almost were in their seats and ready for work. As this unrecognizable. I was not surprised that such was the first exercise of this kind, Miss B — made certain that

Time was then case, and I tried to convince my friend before parting that the questions were clearly understood. she was expecting far too much when she looked for any given for writing. The answers were definitely written, thing else than an extremely imperfect and distorted ac- and covered the whole story in the majority of cases. count of the lesson, when they had had no further prepara

This was certainly more reasonable work for beginners, tion than a mere knowledge of the words. It suggested and the plan, if persevered in, cannot fail to bring satisfacthe impossible fact of reaching the top of a ladder without tory results. — The Educational Journal. the aid of the steps. There are steps that must be taken

HOW AMERICA WAS FIRST DISCOVERED BY A before we can reasonably expect any such work from chil

SCANDINAVIAN BOY.. dren. Of course from the time the child enters school he has had training in oral language, and as soon as he was

Almost 450 years before Christoper Columbus was born, able to write he had, in addition, written exercises, but we America was discovered by a Scandinavian boy named are not discussing the means whereby we can get our chil- Biorn, son of Hergolf. He was known by no other title, dren to express intelligently the thoughts they have gleaned for in those days sons did not share the father's name. from silent reading. First, I would suggest that in the

In the year 1002, Hergoll, an Iceland colonist, fitted sight reading on the blackboard or in the "cut out" stories, out two small vessels for a trading voyage to the Greenyou question as io the thought or story rather than ask the land settlement and placed one of these under the child to read the words as written. Then when we come mand of his son Biorn, a youth of 16 years, who, having to the book reading, alter the new words have been taken been bred to the sea almost since infancy, had mastered the up and time both at home and school given for silent read details of his profession by the time that he arrived at an ing, question to see what they have really gained. When age when other boys commence their apprenticeship the answers cannot be given fully, or if there be any doubt When near the southern coast of Greenland, Biorn's ship as to some particular, allow time to re-read. Occasionally encountered a heavy northeasterly gale, which lasted sevvary the exercise by giving the question first and ask the eral days and drove his vessel far to the south and west. class to read within a certain time a paragraph in a new The storm broke in the night and when morning dawned lesson in which the answer may be found. Following oral he discovered a strange land close aboard. Sailing along questioning comes that of the blackboard. A step in ad- the coast for some distance he found a large bay into which vance is the writing of a brief outline on the board. This he steered and dropped anchor. Upon landing, the counthe children follow in reproducing the story. After abun- try was seen to be clothed with vegetation and the streams dant exercise has been given in all these preliminary steps, swarming with fine salmon. Trees of large growth grew and when the work can be done readily, the class will be in great numbers just back of the shore, and the climate able to do without the aid of outlines or questions and may was balmy and delightful. Of natives they saw nothing produce the story as a whole.

and believed the land uninhabited. The next time I saw Miss B- she had tried new

Rejoiced over his important discovery, Biorn returned plan and was better pleased with the results. I will give to Iceland and communicated the news to his friend Lief, you her method just as I heard it. The lesson was, No. son of Eric the Red, who had founded the colony on the VIII. in the First Book, part II., that in which Tommy coast of that island. The two ambitious young men imasks his father to tell him of his young days. Before re-mediately entered into an agreement to share the expense cess the children read the lesson silently. Then

books of equipping a suitable vessel, sailing to this newly diswere closed and returned, and the teacher asked a number covered land and bringing back whatever cargo promised of questions, bringing out the facts in the proper order. to reimburse them for fitting out the ship.





Their first sight of the new land was not calculated to Besides books it should have just such bright little knickimpress Lief with a promise of its fruitfulness, for it was knacks as she would have on her writing table at home. rocky, barren and gloomy. This gave rise to openly ex- Paper-knives, pen-wipers, blotters, inkstands and calendars pressed dissatisfaction on his part, but Biorn assured him --ornamental ones--are easily provided. A glass or vase that farther south they would meet with green fields and for flowers (a whole one) or a small easel for a favorite picwoodlands. After the fashion of the early navigators in ture should find room here. naming geographical discoveries according to the features The walls should be the next point of attack. first presented, this place they called Helleland, and to the The Art Amateur and The Interchange make special low, sandy shore which they observed beyond it and which offers of studies of fruit, flowers, animals, marines, etc.was covered in spots with clumps of small trees they gave eight or more for one dollar. These are admirably adapted the name of Markland. Two days later they fell in with a to our needs. new line of coast, and sailing along this for several hours Large uncolored copies of noted pictures may be had Biorn made out the bay in which he had anchored on his for a small sum. “Thoroughbred," "Pharaoh's Horses,"

” previous voyage. Into this harbor they brought the ship and "Can't you Talk?” will supplement the lessons on and moored her.

kindness to animals. This Vinland of the early voyagers is known at the For several years we have obtained calendars for the present day as Newfoundland. After making several short doors, from the New England Mutual Insurance Co. The cruises to the southward and westward and sailing through result has been an awakened interest in American history. the Gulf of St. Lawrence until the river of that name had We would urge that a careful selection be made, if the been reached, the ship returned to her first anchorage, panels given by the various manufacturing companies are where the explorers passed the winter.

used. Fleischmann & Co. published a fine one, the head In the account of this remarkable voyage, made five of a St. Bernard dog. (No 11.) centuries before King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella bade

All these pictures, if unframed, may be tacked to the godspeed to the Italian navigator in the Spanish harbor of walls

. (The holes thus made are easily filled with plaster Palos, it is recorded by Biorn and Lief that the length of Of-Paris when the pictures are removed.) the shortest day, during the winter of the year 1002–3 was

A dado can be made from a strip of dark blue cambric, eight hours. This proves conclusively that this Vinland twelve inches wide, and as long as the space to be covered. of theirs was no farther north than Newfoundland; other- From Babyland, Wide Awake and St. Nicholas cut full wise the length of the day would have been shorter. - paged pictures. Having trimmed them to a uniform size,

. Harper's Young People.

tack them to the cambric, leaving the same space above,

below and between them. The effect is pleasing, and you HINTS FOR COUNTRY TEACHERS ON SCHOOL have added to your material for picture stories and other ROOM DECORATION.

language work.

After these have been in place a few weeks let the chilBY CLARA C. FARNHAM, East Saugus, Mass. dren vote, on paper, for their favorite picture. The result

will be apt to furnish the teacher food for thougbt. The pictures and casts recommended for city schools A few plants will add greatly to the home-like appearmay be beyond our means, but have we fewer opportuni-ance of the room, if fires are kept throughout the week. ties for training the children's love for the beautiful?

As we are not thus favored, we settle the difficulty in this Let us start with the belief that any room may be made way. In the spring chrysanthemum slips are started at a pleasant place.

home. They are taken to the school-room in the autumn Cleanliness is the first thing to be considered. Who can and for several weeks gladden us with a profusion of flow. explain why so many teachers accept a dirty room

A fernery is kept all the time, and it is here that the necessity? A true lady will make and keep the place early spring wild flowers are planted and coaxed to blosin which she spends so many of her waking hours, both som two or three weeks earlier than out of doors. Hyaclean and sweet. "Amy" in the realistic story of "Dodd,"cinths and other bulbs are started at home and brought showed one of the finest instincts of her nature, when she when ready to flower. Thus we have our material for washed the school room floor.

plant lessons at hand. Next let the attention be turned to the teacher's desk. Have a flag in the room-one outside also if you wish,



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