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43—Geography Dictation. There is three times as much water as land on the surface of the earth. The largest bodies of water are called oceans. There are five oceans. They are named Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, Antarctic, and Indian. The water of the ocean is salt.
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floun der To the Teacher.-See that the pupils pronounce Arctic correctly: ark’tic, not ar tic; ant ark’tic, not ant ar'tic.
Speech is silver, silence is gold.-German Proverb.
An unlucky word, once escaped from us, cannot be brought back with a coach and six.-Chinese Proverb.
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.-Thomas Jefferson.
Which of these birds have you seen? Which are named from the sounds they make? Which are the best singers? Which can swim? Which can talk?
Make ten sentences, using in each the proper form of a word from Lesson 48 and one from Lesson 49. Ex.: The crow caws.
Copy, learn, and recite:
"Around each tender vine I plant
I find the little fox I can't.
Then fast as ever hunter ran,
Chase him with bold and brave I can."
“ No use in trying, lags and whines
This fox among my tender vines;
" A little fox is hidden there,
Among my vines, named I don't care.
To the Teacher.—Explain the meaning of the vines and foxes, and let the pupils tell the story in their own language.
Rule.-A proper name begins with a capital.
Names of persons are called proper names. A da
Maud Rog er
Is a bel E dith Thom as
Ar thur Rob ert
Copy the names above. Find in your Reader five other names of girls and five of boys. Copy :
From my study, I see in the lamplight,
Descending the broad hall stair,
And Edith with golden hair. -Longfellow.
Dictation.—Take your sponge in your hand. It was once a living animal. It was fastened to a rock at the bottom of the sea. Then it looked like a large piece of beef liver. You are holding the skeleton of the sponge.
Deep in the wave is a coral grove
i Coral is formed of skeletons of little animals, and often looks like a shrub or tree growing from the bottom of seas and oceans. It is of various colors, and is made into beads and other ornaments.