Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 10, 1972 · Page 15
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 15

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 10, 1972
Page 15
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Conducted By Mrs. Helen Taylor British Infant School Serves As Mode A program, pmiornod niter, the British Intonl Softool con-' c 'Pt Wfjn'i' 111 ^ by Mi'B, Hoien Taylof at nates Elomontary Sonooi,,, i ' o : 'I'ho m'ogfain involving tlilrd grodovii is; described ns "n o t quilo mi qpen clttoarooin," but moving along tiio same llnou, It is s l l l l , In the : developmental stages and Uilid grade teachers worked or) materials during the summer., ; ;, ,-*··..· '.;·.)'W»"liayp sought hblp;'adVlco, Iwqrmnllpn , and 'facts from niany.aourccs, lho L faculty has neon Joined by teachers; from oiliervFayettevillo; schools and Sprtngdalo: schools for a weekly workshop,'!..;·; Walter / B r o o k s , principal said. . Mrs,! Iwha -Boyer is coorcllnai w.r 'and consultant In; the .development of materials and the now approach 16 indlvldualliia- tlon of Instruction shows promise in the eyes of local educators. · , OBJECTIVES The objectives are twofold First to broaden individualize* inslructlon wlihin Hie class rot. mane! secondly to move a room and secondly to move a donilimted, large-group instruc lion to more student centered involvement." ·',' Educators feel these will re suit in better self discipline greater self reliance, a bcltei sell .image and more time for the sludent-tp become Intensely ·involved in learning at his own level. . After a long preparation-tint' nvolvlng roKonvch,· connultu., ions wllh exports In the field, workshops, Insorvlcb Iralnlng md Inspection of open space nellitlas Uio program was inlll- i t o d . ' . · · · ; . · , . · . . · .,'·····,·. ; · i . . . · 1NTBKE8T ; CENTERS Eight '· Interest'. cbiitora' vforo iot up to enable students to iur- Juc · subjects nnd activities Which would reinforce the day- O'day curriculum, Manipulate-- materials and' activity cards were · provided so 'stu. dents could explore and (Us cover and' have directed actlvi- .y wllhiri' tho Centers. Reslrle- Ions Avcro! placed'on the num- 5oror students'Working in ' a one time. Each became responsible for orderll- loss.of the area and projects ocgun had Ho bo completed be- tore students could .move to another center. ' . · · ; · · · Students received indlvidua assignment books; and prelim! nary plans for the week's work were outlined by the student a a teacher-student conference Additions arid deletions to tht student's list were made by the teacher, based on the tcacher'r expectations and observations These always took into cohside ration the desires of the stu dent. · ' - ' ' ' '; ' Work at interest centers, spec ial work in the materials cen ter, or elsewhere in the school were included In the assign ment book. In some cases'th "contract" was made on a dal ly, Instead of; a weekly basis but In nil cases students wer permitted to choose anv nart ho h« wl«htd to ursue, - , · .,.·; WORK CHECKED Students were · encouraged to hcek work immedistsly, «rior omplotlng it, nnd It was also hocked by teachers a? the slu- cnts were working. Assign- nonts wore submitted on a da I y basis and all written work or the week was turned In at i weekly \ planning " conference where It was reviewed^ record' and returned to the student. Largo'group Instruction con- inued In language with all stu dents participating: and belnj ixposed to basic knowledge o: anguago · construction. Written anguagc assignments w e r e made Individually; based o n ability. Also Included wore small group activities with stu Jents working together and .eacher moving from group group. Those groups were tietc rogeneous In ability.-i · : GROUPING FLEXIBLE III reading students continue! to be grouped according to skill needed. This grouping was flex Ible and small and students 'us ed the Hoffman o two periods weekly to develo skill and stimulate interes' This programing applied to a students except those In remet Ial reading: classes. Televisio was used as a teaching' tot and follow-up activities planned Library time and free readln periods were on an Indlvidua basis. Spelling was also Indlvidua NorthwMt ArtanMtt TIMES, Thurtdoy, Augurt 10, 19T3 rAV«TTVll.i.« ' om 'creative writing papers , well «s basic word . lists Host.te»t» were tflven to' «lu- ents by students.! Handwriting van taught In large groups, but ndlvldualizcd for practice and evlow, ''.·.'. , . , : ' Three classes, set up on abl- ty, wore established for math nBtructlon and Individual In- crest' and needs were met In ho interest centers. ' Teachers Introduced subjects elating to health «nd science nd follow-up was conducted In ntercst ?«mors. ^ Art Inslruc- Ion developed naturally as an outgrowth of areas of study. It was Interest-centered and seasonal. . . , ' , . i ' . ' T · . In social studies , learning about others and problem-solv- irigwas dorio in large groups, small groups, teacher-child' conferences and individualized study, .Skills in reference work were taught according to need and this was one of the interest centers, , " · . ' , "I cannot say that all. was sweetness and light, or that all children learned.more than by other methods, I cannot say that the needs of all children were met at all times. I cannot give proof of lasting results. I can say, .that it was a good year of hard work and learning for me and I think more children received the necessary skills at their own levels than ever before in my classroom, and there were more happy and fewer frustrated children, concludes Mrs. Taylor. SCHOOL FACTS 1971 - 1073 ITEM Farm. Elkln* Hash. ' Prairie" Co, *20 Grovo Llnealn St'd«l»_ Gr***, FOCK . lint ruction Operttlng Hslnteninca Fixed Ch»tg«» Capital Outlay Non-Bond .Bond Paynants TOTAL A.D.A. Per Child C. C 2,302.756. 180,050, 131,577. 100,730. 249,876. 2*2,727« 9,002. 20,014. 10,608. Sl.SOS, 109,411. 12,340, 4,887. 3,279. 7,073. \ ' ' 168,820. 13,021. 11,536. 6.64S, ' 21,201. 118,533. 32.S05. 25,250. 18,660, 35,373. 20,000, 8,000. 8808, -0- 12,150. 18,301. 3,522. 4,020. -0- 6,890. 19,032. 3,392. 2,147. 2,300.. 6,763. 3,152,397. 261,832. 208,249. 145,194. 368,830. 79,194. 743. 7,587. 25,718, 6,050. 8,268, 11,470. 3,960. 1,707. 4*433. 354,872. 15,555, 26,943. -0- · 37,60!. 3,614,731. 289,600. 246,739. 149,619. 416,916. 5,033 . 605 476: 245 ' 790 622. 433. 457. ESi. 467. 264,372. 30,093. 10,854. 20,469. 45,189, 11,000. 4,200. 2,015. 388,192. 4,389. 8,501, 41,583. 442,670. 873 445. 1,999,950. 200,449* £8,854. 142.8J6. 127,917. 15,000, 12,171. 5,627* 2,567,804. 14,074. 11,211. 271,856. 2,864,925. 6,242 411. 155,020. 19,960. S.ttS. 13,587. 24,224. 7,800. *«*" 7,6494 237,755. -0- 5,667. !0,1SO. 273,582. S07. 469. 19.8W. \ 41$., 2 day sale. Friday Saturday boys'Jackets. 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