The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 22, 1954 · Page 10
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 10

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, February 22, 1954
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,F«b. 22, 1954 Mason Clly Clolie-Gaiclle, Masnn City, la. Grade Gazette- Visit Telephone Exchange in Study of Communications vill be combined into book form at the close of the study. TIE AIRPLANE STUDY TO MANY SUBJECTS Students in Mary Corrough's' sixth grade at Hoover have been making an extensive study o£ air)lanes. Originally introduced as a science unit, the project has cor- elatect activities in language, spelling, social studies and art. A study was made of the development of the plane from its nvention 50 years ago up to the present time, and sketches were made of planes with all their parts designated. Individuals in :he class have brought model planes and photographs and have jiven special reports on the latest jet models. Several boys, = TRYING IT OUT--Nile Motter (center), Alan Tice and :· Judy Nicol, members of Hazel McCullough's fourth grade at ·Lincoln School, visit the Northwestern Bell Telephone Building in 'connection .with a language unit on communications They are accompanied by Elizabeth Pero;ande, student teacher from Mason City Junior* -College. Practical use was made of good telephone habits as members of the class called to make arrangements for the tour. Students had previously had the privilege of practicing with real telephones furnished bv Nile Motter's father, H. E. Motter, who is associated with the telephone company. They also had some experience using dial phones. During the tour there was particular interest in the duties of the operators and their many rcsponsi- News and Views of Mason City's Elementary Schools EDITED BY RUTH DUPUIS bilities. Students* were most impressed with the handling of emergency calls. Following the tour notes of appreciation were written to the company. interested in doing extra research, told the class about unusual designs, and these boys are able to identify more than 50 different types of planes. The class studied the* effect of the airplane upon our mode of living and its significance in shortening distances between countries. To culminate the study a visit was made to the local airport where additional meaningful formation was gained. in- height of three or four inches and wilted. The next science unit wilJ be oho on magnets and with its'introduc- tion all kinds of magnets will be placed on the table in readiness or experiments in the magnetizing of nails, thumb tacks and iron filings. This class has also been divided nlo two groups for the production of original plays based on the lives of Lincoln and Washington. GIVES FIRSTHAND V I E W OF AUSTRALIA Irene Swedlund's Wilson fourth grade is 'able to get firsthand information in a study of Australia since a member of the class, Maurice Williams, was born there. Maurice brought a filmstrip for the class to view and his mother will speak to the group about her experiences while living there. A story in the "Weekly Reader' about Queen Elizabeth's visit to Australia first created interest in'l the project and since then informa-l lion has been gained from many other sources. Now the students are looking forward to the personal touch Mrs. Williams will be able to give to the studv. room at Wilson, The class was divided into groups, each of which voted on favorite stories to be read. In addition to the stories^rnoems, "My Shadow," "Whistles," from Kenneth Church, physical education .supervisor, and the children are learning .many tricks of balance. Hiding" and read and the "Cupboard" entire class Tm were sang 'The ABC Bunny'Song." Object of the program was to acquaint parents and other guests with the type of work done in (he first grade. Balancing on a rail demands a great deal of skill on the part of a five or six year old but Ikinder- gartners arc learning all a,bout it in the safety of Beverly Alhclm's room at Jefferson. A wooden rail which looks exactly like a steel one from a railroad was obtained PASSENGER TRAIN IS BUILT IN CLASSROOM Morning and afternoon kindergarten groups al Wilson have been discussing various types of transportation. They have seen films entitled "Passenger Train," "The Airplane Ride" and "Bus Driver." Besides learning songs and rhyrnes about the train and airplane they built a passenger train of building blocks and ; a ticket office from orange crates. They also conslnicled a frieze to which each child contributed free hand cut- tings of airplanes, trucks, buses, cars and trains. Crescence Sobolik, the'.teacher, particularly . stressed safely in transportation and there were discussions of the duties of conductor, brakcman, engineer, porter, steward, pilot, co-pilot, stewardess and bus driver. Mary Ann .Kisenmuiin's .second grade children at Wilson'arc studying about dairy products. They have set up questions and through lumber yard where they inspectcc many different types of wood am learned that the largest share o our lumber comes from the state of Washington. They also learned that some va rieties are obtained from foreign countries and were especially interested in the Parana wood from Brazil. This type, along with several other less common ones were brought to class by Jimmy Wil- A patriotic program was presented by second grade children in M a r y Ellen Burgess' room at Wilson. Guests included Mary Ann Eisenman's second grade and Vernon Kirlin, principal. A verse story of the lives of Lincoln and Washington wa's told by the children and songs of historical significance were sung. Parents were invited for the same program on Feb. 22. EXHIBIT ON TABLE CHANGES WITH TOPICS Margaret Hartman's fifth grade at Jefferson maintains a growing science table that changes with each unit the group studies. The 20 GUESTS ATTEND FIRST GRADE PROGRAM Twenty guests were present for program which was organized and presented entirely by the children in Dolores Woito's first grade table has held and everythin son. The group wrote letters to 10 different companies requesting materials from which information relative to the project could be obtained. Original stories and pictures by members of the class from in the year, (o rocks during the time the class was studying the earth's surface, and different kinds of seeds At present there are a number ol growing plants on the table. Largest is a sweet potato vine which was started many weeks ago, but most interesting are a number ol dark green hardy looking grapefruit shoots. Seeds for these plants were taken from grapefruit sent and seem to have the Jefferson cli- from Florida prospered in mate. Strangely enough, the only plant that has not done well is some Iowa corn which grew to a ORIENTAL ATMOSPHERE IN McKINLEV CLASS There is an oriental atmosphere about James Jackson's sixth grade room alMcKinley with Chinese mobiles suspended from the ceiling and a paper mache landscape of a Chinese f a r m village spread across a long table in the back of the room. These are just a few of the outward signs of an extensive unit on China which has just been completed. The oriental influence has w o r k e d its way into reading ·classes, arithmetic, where a class- i constructed abacus is in use, and health class where the Chinese diet was evaluated. A river runs through the center of the landscape with sampans floating on its surface and there are clay houses with thatched .roofs woven from paper. Some Chinese figures, modeled from perma- plast, labor in the rice fields while others are gathered around the] houses. Invitations in the form of miniature coolie hats with tiny printed . streamers folded inside announced a parly for mothers of the students. Decorations for the . p a r t y included, in addition to the mobiles in the room, lantern decorations and coolie hats with painted Chinese designs for each guest to wear while' attending the party. Entertainment included a panel o f ' f i v e students who discussed their study-of China. Mr. Jackson served as moderator and those taking part were Willie Reslcr, Jimmy Anderson, Nick Magnani, Karolyn Whitney and Rose Hcwett. Other students explained the correlation of the various subjects included in the unit with Richard Herrera explaining science, Hope Maya, reading; Sandra McEnelly, health, and Marlcnc K r u m m , history. LEARN MOST LUMBER' FROM WASHINGTON Esther Ahrcns' Wilson third graders are working on a Jong range study of food, shelter and clothing. They recently visited a DENTIST PJUCTiCE I ' M l T £ 0 TO PLATE WORK 302 South CEDAR RAPIDS, Federal SIOUX CITY Maton City DBS MOINES Pussy Willow Velvet on New They whisper of spring . . . car beguiling hots of crystalline cloth'with velvet facings! And they sprout pearls and rhinestones and delicate veils, See them early . . . they're so moderately priced! Your Spring Coat May Need LYON-IZE DRY CLEANING It's the new synthetic Dry.Cleaning Service, exclusive at Lyons,. that: restores original Colors and feel:"MAKES OLD COATS LIKE NEW! 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