Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 30, 1970 · Page 10
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 10

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, October 30, 1970
Page 10
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New Approaches in the Elementary Schools ; By Ronald D. M«al* (Elementary Principal) During the 1970's greater changes will take place in elementary schools than at any other educational level. Increased attention is already being focused upon what is happening in the elementary school, with special emphasis upon what happens during the early elementary years. During the decade from 1970 to 1980, elementary education will gain much status and will receive great priority. One factor which will influence many changes in elementary education is what research tells educators about learning. Research now indicates that the learning experiences children are exposed to in the primary grades is of prime importance and the quality of this experience may determine how successful they will be during the remainder of their educational career. New research findings indicate that many children can benefit from formal learning experiences below the kindergarten level, and that a child's learning ability is not rigid and can be influenced. Research has also shown that children in today's schools are now ready to take advantage of a different and more sophisticated technique in the teaching-learn ing process. Elementary schools, therefore, will be changing to incorporate these new findings and to develop new goals. More emphasis will be placed upon the act of learning in tomorrow's elementary school. How children best learn, their modes of learning and their rate of learning will be considered as teachers plan learning experiences. Children will be given the opportunity to learn things that interest them and will become more responsible for their own learning. This emphasis upon learning will determine the method by which elementary students are grouped during the school day, how the school day is organized and how the curriculum is presented. The grouping of students will be very flexible in tomorrow's elementary school. The general elementary school organizational pattern will be based upon a continuous progress learning design, with the level of learning determining the group in which a child is placed instead of being placed in groups according to how long he has been attending school. Nongrading will completely replace grade levels. Libraries will make great changes in elementary schools in the near future. The books in the library will be accompanied by collections of films, filmstrips, tapes and records. Printed materials will become only a small part of a library as the use of the library expands into an instructional materials center where all types of materials and equipment will be found to aid in the learning process. The entire curriculum in the elementary school will be designed around the effective use of this instructional materials center. The use of technology in elementary schools will become more popular during the next decade as teachers realize that teaching machines and devices can very effectively supplement their teaching in the classroom. Increased use of television will be developed for use in helping children learn. Programs similar to the "Sesame Street" series will be produced in order to reach children under school age. Computers will be found in tomorrow's elementary schools, making it passible for teachers to better individualize and manage learning. Educational technology will become developed to the point where whole systems of learning programs will be designed around it. This technology will bring to elementary schools a flexibility and efficiency that has never before been known The role of the teacher will change in tomorrow's elementary school from that of the instructor to that of the teacher as a guide in learning. The teacher will become an expert in learning. In this new role, the teacher will help the child select the goals and advise him on ways of reaching these goals, rather than telling him things that the school has selected. Of course, the teacher will have a new curriculum, new materials and the educational technology to effectively fulfill this new role. The new role of the teacher will be compatible with the new role elementary students will have as learners — that of being responsible for their own learning. It may not even be safe to predict all of the changes that will need to take place in today's elementary schools. But the changes that do take place will be necessary in order to prepare children to live in the different kinds of environments and circumstances of the 1980's and beyond. Education Week Noted; Honor Roll at St. Lawrence American Education Week is being observed at St. Lawrence this week in connection with parent-teacher conferences. The first home-school meeting was also held at which parents observed demonstrations on the use of audio-visual aids, a help to better teaching. First quarter reports and work of the students were explained to and discussed with the parents. "A" Honor Roll Students for In a Hurry Parked shoes were left in West Palm Beach, Fla., by customer who apparently was in such a hurry, while-you- wait service wasn't fast enough. (Political Advertisement) (Political Advertisement) (Political Advertisement) Know The Issues See and hear Lou Galetich, Democratic candidate for Congress, Seventh District of Iowa, discuss the issues. WOI-TV SUN. NOV. 1 2:30 P. M. Then Vote - Lou Goletich for Congress - November 3rd Paid for by Galetich for Congress Committee, Bob Olsen, Treasurer. the first quarter are the following: 8th grade: Donna Brincks, Ann Dalhoff, Patrick Reibold, and David Schulz. 7th grade: Lori Beckman, Joyce Harman, Jean O'Leary, and Robert Steenson. "B" Honors: 8th grade: Russell Baumhover, Jeanne Comes, Robert Determan, Lisa Friedman, Jeanne Harman, Lori Knott, Timothy McKone, Lawrence McLellan, Lori Nieland, Lois Nobiling, Mark Pollastrini, Steven Speyer, Rose Mae Weber, and Kevin Wenck. 7th grade: Mary Carol Bluml, Sheryl Broich, Diane Casey, David Donovan, Kathjr Drees, Patricia Fay, Mary Hagemann, Margaret Hawks, Robert Kelly, Martin Meshek, Laura Ramaek- ers, David Rosmann, Craig Schroeder, Roxane Sporrer, Lori Thein, Mary Kay Vicarius. BROKEN LEGS AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Three graduating cadets were in leg casts at this year's commencement at the U.S. Air Force Academy. James McCandless, 21, of El Paso, Texas, and Richard Downing, 22, of Fontana, Calif., broke legs playing soccer. Allan Btoor, 21, of Leetonia, Ohio, got his break playing rugby football. A retroactive one. tax is a legal (Political Advertisement) (Political Advertisement) (Political Advertisement) (Political Advertisement) RE-ELECT STATE REPRESENTATIVE CHARLES E. A 28th DISTRICT CARROLL AND CRAWFORD COUNTIES DEMOCRAT The EXPERIENCED LEGISLATOR WHO • Seeks the advice of the people in his district before he votes on legislation before the house. • Provides weekly reports via press and radio to his district when the Legislature is in session. • Maintained perfect attendance during the 225 day 63rd General Assembly. • Looks after the best interests of the people of his district whether or not the Legislature is in session. CHARLIE KNOBLAUCH SUGGESTS TO YOU "ONE GOOD TERM DESERVES ANOTHER " VOTE KNOBLAUCH STATE REPRESENTATIVE Chile to Take Over Foreign Fi SANTIAGO. Chile (AP) Salvadore Allende. the Marxist senator who will become president of Chile next Tuesday, says he will nationalize foreign companies but will not set up a Communist government. Allende told 100 newsmen at a news conference Thursday that nationalization of foreign industry is "an economic and social necessity." He said he will first take over copper, iron and nitrate mining and that "the country will be informed later of what other monopolies we are going to na- tionalize." Chile is the world's largest producer of copper, and two American companies—Anaconda and Kennecott—do most of the mining. The outgoing government of President Eduardo Frei took 51 per cent of the companies' Chilean subsidiaries. Allende also said his government will continue the investigation of the assassination last week of Gen. Rene Schneider, the army commander, and that everything possible is being done to "bring the guilty ones to justice." 10 Times Herald, Carroll, la. Friday, Oct. 30, 1970 Schneider, killed by gunmen Oct. 22, had spoken out against; reported right-wing plots to! keep Allende from taking office, i Military prosecutor Fernando Lyon made the first official ar-! rest booking in the case Thursday, of Juan Gustavo Valenzuela Salas, a lawyer, on a homicide charge. An after-midnight curfew imposed after the shooting was lifted Thursday following an of- ficial announcement that the investigation was "practically finished." However, a national state of emergency remained in force. More than 250 persons have been picked up for questioning in the case. Most have been released. BANK CALL WASHINGTON (AP) — The Comptroller of Currency issued a call today for reports on the condition of national banks at the close of business Wednesday, Oct. 28. OMEOKEFEBOAFtD I HAVEN'T HAD TO TREAT ANY OF THEM!"— . . . THIS WAS DENNIS PIETIG'S COMMENT AS HE LOOKED OVER HIS SET OF NEW CALVES, SHOWN ABOVE, WITH OUR SERVICEMAN, PAUL WIELAND! DENNIS, who farms southeast of Carroll, expressed his satisfaction with his set of 72 Hereford calves he started on our "RECEIVING CHOW" recently. "I've had the calves 11 days and haven't had to treat any of them," Dennis said. "They really seem to like that Receiving Chow!" "RECEIVING CHOW" GETS NEW CATTLE EATING FAST ... THEY FILL UP, REGAIN LOST SHRINK QUICKLY... AND REALLY HOLDS DOWN SICKNESS PROBLEMS! GETTING NEW FEEDERS SOON? -CALL US FOR "RECEIVING CHOW TO START 'EM RIGHT! MOHD 9NIA/3D30 1 PURINA RECEIVING CHOW BLOCKS OR CUBES FOR STALKS OR PASTURE • • We've Got Em! We Have a Complete Selection of Protein, Salt & Mineral Pro- duets To Help You Get That EXTRA GAIN From Your Grazing Program! LOOKING FOR A "FREE- FLOWING" DRY MOLASSES? — Our NEW PURINA "MIX-0-LASS" works great for farm mixers. It never sets up—really adds polo- bility to livestock or poultry rations. — WE HAVE IT, NOW! — DON'T "WASTE" THAT NEW CORN! . . . Supplement It RIGHT! It's real easy this time of year to just throw that new ear corn to the hogs or cattle — and why not? . . . you've got plenty of it! The "WHY NOT?" is as simple as this! It's worth about 25% MORE than a year ago! Also, ... feeding wet corn alone leaves your livestock real receptive to sickness — and they just plain "don't do well" because of the LACK OF PROPER NUTRITION IN THE DIET. They NEED protein supplement to stay healthy and gain properly! Let Us Help You Get The Best Returns From Your Grain by Feeding Purina, Right! JUERGENS PRODUCE AND FEED CO. Your COMPLETE Farm Supply Counter — Phone 792-3506 — Carroll

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