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At Christmas play, and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.-Tusser.
94 Mabel Knight's Party
Dictation. How many do you think were invited? Eight girls and seven boys. There were only two whose names I knew. Mrs. Knight thought the boys made too much noise sometimes. She liked to have them merry. Laura Fay sang some pretty songs. Ralph Howard made every one laugh by trying to whistle a tune. It snowed when we went home. No one had an umbrella, but all had warm coats and thick shoes.
To the Teacher.-After dictating a lesson, have the pupils open their books and correct their own work, or exchange slates and correct one another's work.
things I can do in the afternoon. I can
drive with mamma on a road that leads through the
are singing in the branches over our
for trout; but we never catch any.
purchases of you and Julia.
to make some
sev er al
Write the letter, putting the right word from the list in each blank.
Here's daisies for the morn, primroses for gloom,
Pansies and roses for the noontide hours;
A wight once made a dial of their bloom,-
Definitions.-Gloom, twilight; wight, a person; dial, an instrument for showing the time of day.
NOTE.-Certain flowers bloom at fixed and regular hours, and ingenious botanists have arranged them in a bed in the order of their hours for blooming, so that they would thus tell the time of day and become a floral clock.
Copy, and draw a line through each silent 7 and silent b.
Dictation.—Frigid means frozen. The Frigid Zones are the coldest parts of the earth. The sun shines there a part of the year. Winter is the only season. They are the smallest and least known of the zones. It is thought that not a single human being lives in the South Frigid Zone.
sa ble wal'rus
po lar bear
li'chens 3 red snow
Dictation.—The chief wealth of the Laplander is his reindeer. A rich man has more than a thousand. The reindeer, when alive, takes the place of the cow and the horse. When dead, its fur is used for clothing, its horns for spoons and cups, its sinews for bow strings and thread, while its flesh and tongue serve for food.
To the Teacher.-A dictation lesson may be given in several ways: without previous study by the pupil; after the pupil has looked at the lesson a short time; or after the lesson has been written. Variety is the spice of school life.
Pronunciation – ä mũnd; năm ũn; ® likěns or lichăng.
100 Song of the Grass Blades
"Peeping, peeping, here and there,
For the dainty meadow flowers ;-
Copy, learn, and recite.
We should not be
mean stin gy
de ceit ful
dis hon est
cow ard ly
diş hon'or a ble
dis o be di ent
To the Teacher.-Aid the pupils in giving orally the meaning of the words in Lessons 101 and 102; also let them make complete, short sentences, using the words both orally and in writing.
De cem ber
The spring months are Mar., Apr., and May.
The summer months are June, July, and Aug.
Dec., Jan., and Feb. are winter months.
Chill Dec. brings the sleet, blazing fire, and Xmas treat.
Copy the sentences, writing full words for the abbreviations.
hur ri cane
A zephyr is a gentle breeze.
Indians make canoes from birch-bark.
By an old law, gondolas in Venice are painted black.
To the Teacher.-Interest the pupils in Lessons 104 and 105 by a conversation about the different winds and boats. Talk with pupils rather than to them.