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Des Moines, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 9, 1985
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lilt, ms MOINKS KM.IMrH VSrd., (Ki. V, Yt:i 3 Teacher switch brings touch of England to D.M. By KATIIY A. ItoiJKN Raaular VKN rnar ' They were over-awed." &a vs teacher Kosie Burnel! of her pupils' reaction to her on the first day of school. "Perhaps they didn't know what to expect." There's nothing unconventional or novel about Burnell, who teaches at Greenwood School, SI 6 Thirty-seventh St. In fact, Greenwood Principal Ixis Smith describes her as "delightful." Nevertheless, pupils In Burnell's first grade class were hesitant about having her as a teacher. Burnell. 30. is from Hemel Hem-stead. Hertfordshire County, in England, and is participating in The American University's Fulbright Teacher Exchange, in which teachers in the U.S. exchange places with teachers in other countries. Jonl lb- PHOTO: PAGE ONE , botson, a Greenwood first-grade teacher, is teaching at Bumcll's school In Hertfordshire County, just north of London. This year, about S00 teachers from the United States and other countries, are participating in the exchange, which is in its 14th year. "I see it as a way of broadening my teaching experiences," says Burnell who has taught for eight years. "I see it as a little bit of a challenge. And I like challenges." Burncll's salary, about 111,200 in American currency, is paid by England. The exchange program pays the teachers' travel expenses and gives them some expense money. Burnell says there are differences between Dos Moines' and England's school systems. "If I were in England now, I'd be having a week's holiday," she says, a bit wishfully. The English school year is from September to July and is divided into three terms with a week's break in each term There are two-week breaks between terms and a six-week break in the summer. Kindergarten is another difference. Des Moines kindergartners attend school half-days throughout the year. In England, kindergartners begin school during one of the three terms after they're fifth birthday. "It's a staggered beginning which has disadvantages and advantages," says Burnell. "The children who are slow learners are able to have the ma terial repeated. Students who have already learned the material some' times get it repeats." Acquisition of teaching materials is another difference, Burnell says. "There's more support here for the classroom teacher. In Britain, if we need supplies, we use a lot of our own personal resources." English schools have more autonomy than do schools In Des Moines, says Burnell. "The school board here lays down what will be taught in each grade level. In Britain, each school defines its own curriculum. We have guidelines and that's what they are, guidelines." Although there is no language barrier between the United States and England, Burnell says she has puzzled her pupils by using words likes "bonnet," "boot." and "biscuit." Recently, a pupil had a birthday and the pupil's mother brought cookies to the class. "I told them we were going to have biscuits, and they just looked at me. Then one of them said, 'Those are the things we give our dogs.' " She also told the class about English cars, and their bonnets and boots, and quickly learned that in the U.S. they're hoods and trunks. Principal Smith says she asked Burnell to keep a list of words which have different meanings in both countries. "I think our children will be surprised by some of the examples." Burnell has met many of her pupils' parents and says many have told her they are glad she is teaching their children. When asked whether one school system was better than the other, Burnell diplomatically sidestepped the question. "I can't judge whether one is better than the other. Both have good points," Burnell said. Norwalk group wants smaller class sizes By KATHY A. BOLTEN A citizens' advisory committee, composed of Norwalk residents, teachers and administrators, will study ways to equalize class sizes at Norwalk's three elementary schools. The school board recently selected IS residents and two Norwalk teachers to serve on the committee. Three administrators will serve as advisers. The committee will look at "future elementary needs and how to utilize the present elementary schools," said Superintendent Don Oviatt. School board member Karen Schrodt said the board has known for "the last couple years that parents in the district think there are some class sizes in the elementary schools that are larger than they should be." Schrodt said some class sizes at Lakewood Elementary School are smaller than class sizes at East and West elementary schools In Norwalk. "The committee Is going to look at some ways that the class sizes could be equalized," she said. For example. Norwalk pupils could be transferred to Lakewood, she said. Before school began, some classes at Lakewood were projected to have only IS pupils, while some classes at the Norwalk schools were estimated to have 29, said Administrative Assis tant Henry Christowski. Those were just approximations. Christowski said. "A lot of times peo ple move in or out of the district and we don t know about it Presently, there are 237 pupils at Lakewood and a combined total of about 459 at East and West Class sizes at Lakewood range from 16 pupils in both first-grade sections to 24 pupils in the two fifth-grade sec tions. There is only one section of third grade, which has 27 pupils. Class sizes in the Norwalk schools range from 19 pupils in one of the four first-grade sections to 26 in two of the third-grade sections. Oviatt said it is difficult to deter mine how much Norwalk will grow and, he said, "just because people move to Norwalk doesn't necessarily mean there will be more kids." Quantity Rights Reserved. Prices effective thru Tues., Oct. 15. 1935. Register to win a $5000 Pork Bundle from Super valu! 16 Bundles to be given away! 2 Winners in each store! Register Now! No Purchase Necessary. Must be 18 years of age. Drawing wll be held Oct. 14, 1985 2L. STAR KIST In oil or water SIIDPI?t. 4deal -LXJJ 7UEK3 II N can 55c 20 Hi bo M Dial line ftC 100 Chary or Regular i ! BANQUET All Varletlas 10 3i to 1 1 o bo RC COLA IS tt. Mia. Ptue Dopoa u i MMMiMiat 4V ism aVtf mmm mm mtm ftaaW Omm nkf 42 OS. CM ELF SHORTENING M 1 a M mm am m, m mm am aav Or it, ran Any mm mm IS 5il rT.TfrTiWfla ' FLAV-O-WTE 100H Pure Florida Cttligrf ORANGE SMflS) JUICE . . s U I mmm mmm mm, 6ml it. laas Any am hmi GENERAL MILLS WHEATIES CEREAL UM I par KM Ml mm aparAM artM aanpim Oaa amy aar nam an Oat it, lata An, ma au aaw ky i iun X702 Bmmimmm$ZL More background on council hopefuls Continued from Page I Third Ward Karla J. Fultz, 45, of 204 Fifty-third St. is a lawyer and partner in the firm of Fultz and Gajdel. She lost a primary race lor mayor of Des Moines in 1979. Fultz was born in Des Moines and has lived here for 14 years. She is a 1958 graduate of Saydel High School and received her bachelor's degree in history from Drake karla University in 1967. fultz She received her law degree from Drake in 1969. Fultz has been co-publisher of Jhe Highland Park News, referee for F'olk County Juvenile Court and an assistant Polk County attorney. She is chairwoman of the Iowa Product Development Corp. and served as curriculum committee chairwoman of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute and as a sub-committee chairwoman of the chamber's Metro 2000 project. She has been a member of the city's Plan and Zoning Commission for five years and is chairwoman of that group's budget committee. Fultz has been a guest lecturer on prosecution of sex crimes and has conducted training seminars for the regional Police Academy. She also was a founder of the Polk County Sexual Assault Care Center. Fultz and her husband, William, are the parents of eight children. Richard "Ric" Jorgensen, 62, of 4005 Kingman Blvd. is an officer of Wa,WJMIH' JIM RICHARD JORGENSEN Glaucoma tests Free glaucoma tests and preschool vision screenings will be held Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southridge Mall, 1111 E. Army Post Road; Merle Hay Mall, Merle Hay Road and Douglas Avenue; Valley West Mall, Interstate 235 and Thirty-fifth Street, West Des Moines; and KCCI studios, Ninth and Pleasant streets. The event is sponsored by the Iowa Society to Prevent Blindness and KCCI-TV. For more information, call 244-4341. The Bankers Life and a certified fi nancial planner. He is making his first attempt at public office. Born in Omaha, Neb., Jorgensen has lived in Des Moines for 44 years. He has a chartered life underwriter's degree from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Jorgensen is an elder at College Avenue Christian Church, a member of the board of the Des Moines Housing Council, founder and secretary of the Des Moines Rowing Club and a member of the Drake Neighborhood Association board. Also, he was a member of the mayor's 1981 economy study committee. He currently is a member of the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Housing Task Force, the Iowa chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning, the Highland Park-Des Moines Business Club and the board of Junior Achievement of Central Iowa. He is president of the Neighborhood Housing Service Development Corp. and is a United States Air Force veteran and reserve officer, and has a commercial pilot's license. Jorgensen and his wife, Martha Irwin Jorgensen, have one son, Eric, 34. Ralph R. Reed, 57, of 3707 Grand Ave., a retired steel executive, is running for public office for the first time. Reed was born in Detroit, Mich., attended grade school there and graduated from St. Thomas Academy High School in St. Paul, Minn. He attended Georgetown University in ralph wasnington, u.u, reed and has lived in Des Moines for 16 years. Reed served on the Des Moines Housing Board and is a member of the city's Plan and Zoning Commission. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have two children, Mary and Julie. ;.:: .:,.:;sp SAM SODA Mercy Health and Wellness Center Hickman at 106th Urbandale Presents: Gentle Aerobics Tuesdays and Fridays Starting October 15, 11 a.m.-noon This oneome program is specihcally designed to al ow older adults to exerase aerobically in a safe man ner while monitoring their heart rate. 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He has lived in Des Moines for six years. Soda is the found er Of 5UAKEU. or Stolen Children Are Reported Every Day, a group intend ed to educate parents about sexual abuse of children. He also is founder and past president of the Iowa Associ ation of Private Investigators. Soda is not married. ! DURKEE GROUND PEPPER t ox. Tin Umm 1 aar kMrr wmh mm aaacar) artaa limn, am) anfy ! I al aar aiara aaaj OaL 16, tan. tmm aakja Mat aaM mf aiarleraar. I I Clveny . can '- i i lanN 1 ar toraMy aaM Viaj aaaatal artaa aowpart. Oflaa) amy aWaSai I I ai ear am m Oat 11. lat. n am an paMlri imuin . 9 ' I Va, ! THANK YOU 1 PIE i FILLING ' KEMP'S Vanilla or ! New York Vanilla X715LL let. P WELCH'S Jam or GRAPE jelly ar ' Mmf-4 Cm . ICE CREAM ! Umm 1 aar trararr mtm mm aanlH arloa aauam. Hood onr . o. ! Llntrl t aar rarnlrr Mt la apacM Drlea oauprxi OoH anly amm ' wammOaLttXiaMramiaapaMbyauaamr. WmmfJ a our am m 6d. t, IW. ny am m aaw by luawrini "J Mix and Match BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! 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