The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 9, 1945 · Page 27
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 27

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 9, 1945
Page 27
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F A R M , J A N U A R Y , 1 9 4 5 . Rural Schools There's New Method of Reciting Lake No. 4 Studies Unit on "Heating. Our Homes" R URAL SCHOOL children of today do not recite lessons--or even study lessons ~ in the old fashioned meaning of the word, for they do not go to school by the rule of the hickory stick. Children of today go to school because they want to ·--and one of the reasons for this, they are not studying lessons. Rather they work on units, a .general subject or theme, and .their participation in the" unit, is of course, in relation to their grade or classification in school. A unit on "Heating Our Homes and Schools" was being taught at Lake No. 4 when that school was visited and the entire enrollment was working on the project, each grade taking a different phase of the problem. Mrs. Margaret S'm i 1 e y, teacher, is before the class, with pupils asking questions. In the front of the room are groups of smaller children working on their problems. When recitations are held, the pupils usually sit in these smalt informal groups, which have proved most successful. When the rural . school teacher selects the next unit she pJans to have her pupils work together on, it may be for one day, an hour or even a \yeek. It is the foremost topic of the school for the period of time the pupils are working on the unit. It is not presented to the children as a lesson, but rather something in which they may have a part. And in joining in on the project they select their own reference material and add their own ideas in working out the theme. Every unit, of course, has an objective. This the teacher decides and, of course, consults the children as to what they may think is the ONLY BALSAM-WOOL Seeded A T T I C I N S U L A T I O N OFFERS A WRITTEN, MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE... rU'"**' ( A l S A M - W O O l ATTIC INSULATION IWS FOB ITSOF IN FUEL SAVINGS IK A VERY SHORT TIME! Ins" tJOtl V :.u* v INSULATE YOUR ATTIC SAVE FUEL-INCREASE COMFORT! FOR F R E E E S T I M 4 T E OH FUEl S A V I N G S HO O B L I G A T I O N CULL J. F.ANDERSON LUMBER COMPANY 516 2nd N. W. bjectiye. There is an in- coduction of the unit, made y the teacher, the presen- ation of the unit, then the eferences, study guides, ;eneralization and the unit est. The plan of course is all worked out in general in the county superintendent's office and the blank forms are distributed from this office to the teachers on which to make up their unit projects. We Want to Remind You again that we have established a Modern Seed Store at 211 North Federal Avenue in Mason City and are ready to serve your needs in Seeds, Feeds and Fertilizers. This is a privately owned Store and will operate the year around. In a season when shortages are bound to exist and a lot of people will be forced to go without, we cannot help but feel that we are doing you a favor when we urge you to anticipate your needs and place orders now for your Grass Seed and Fertilizer requirements. Our stocks are arriving daily and we. can make deliveries now on Medium Red and Mammoth Clover, Alfalfa and most Field Seeds. We are now able to furnish 20% Superphos- phate as well as other standard analyses of fertilizers. THE LEE SEED co. Bulk Field, Garden and Flower Seeds L V. Lee, Owner 211 N. Federal MASON CITY, IOWA

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