A Guide to Better Schools

A Guide to Better Schools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...playground apparatus as possible. Below are given extracts from letters received by the State Department showing how the teachers have secured needed equipment. Superintendent Doolittle wrote under date of February 18, 1916: "I wish to report that during this school term twenty-two Victrolas or Grafanolas have been bou ht by the school districts of Logan County, and playground equipment has een installed in thirty-eight of our schools." Prof. Geo. Ingels of Guymon desired to secure playground equipment for his school. The following extract from his letter explains how he secured it: "The school board was persuaded to get the material for a see-saw and four swings, two for the boys and two for the girls. Patrons loaned me the tools. I did the framing, and the boys helped dig the hole, raise the frames, tamp them in, and anchor them down." The following is taken from the report of Prof. L. N. Graves, _ Coyle, Oklahoma: "In the matter of organized play the ob'ect has been to obtain adequate equipment and to induce the children to ma e proper use of it--for children, strange as it may seem, do not, without supervision, make the best use of play facilities. The e uipment consists of steel swings, see-saws, slide, two horizontal bars of different eights, jumping standards and take-off board, a running track, volley ball court, and several ball diamonds. Volley ball, indoor baseball and town ball have been introduced and proved popular." Mrs. Roy Oliver of Meridian, Oklahoma, makes the following report: "At the beginning of the year there was no game interesting enough to attract the children's slightest attention. At recess time the older pu ils would gather in bunches here and there to spend the...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880676
  • 9781236880673