|9:30-9:45||OPENING EXERCISES||Pledge, song, discussion of "memory gem."|
|9:45-10:05||HANDWRITING||Group activity, copy memory gem in the Copy Book, writing drills.|
|10:05-10:30||GRAMMAR & SPELLING||McGuffey’s Spelling Book.|
|10:30-10:45||RECESS||Introduction to Outhouse.|
|10:45-11:15||READING||Assign three levels in the McGuffey Readers, role play various ages.|
|11:15-11:30||GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY||Include history of Sholes School and its placement in Kane County now and prior to the move.|
|11:30-12:30||LUNCH & ORGANIZED GAMES||Outside, weather permitting.|
|12:40-1:10||ARITHMETIC||Board work, slate work, drills.|
|1:10-1:45||MEMORY WORK||Recite a previously-assigned poem.|
|1:45-2:00||SUMMARY & CLEAN UP||A Journal-writing type activity is suggested here. Writing can be added to the Copy Book.|
This sample schedule was created by Jackie Norland, a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in St. Charles, Illinois, who brings her third grade classes to the School every year.
|9:20||OPENING EXERCISES||10 minutes|
|HISTORY||20 minutes (use the history cassette, if desired)|
|10:30-11:00||RECESS||Introduction to outhouse, informal discussionof content presented in the history tape recording.|
|11:00-12:00||READING||30-40 minutes--Use McGuffey’s Readers|
|SPELLING BEE||20-30 minutes|
|12:00-1:00||LUNCH||Begin lunch at the School, follow with organized old-time games or spend time at the picnic facilities provided by the Forest Preserve.|
These schedules are provided only as guides for teachers. Visiting teachers are always welcome to develop their own plans for a day at Sholes School.
For more information, please write to us:
Pioneer Sholes School
PO Box 1275
St. Charles, IL 60175
or e-mail us at email@example.com
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