Manual of the System of the British and Foreign School Society of London for Teaching, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Needle-Work in the Elementary

Manual of the System of the British and Foreign School Society of London for Teaching, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Needle-Work in the Elementary

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...behind the seats. The pin-afores are now untied, taken off, and folded, by signals or commands. Each girl folds her pin-afore neatly, with the number in view; and the monitors are afterwards ordered to collect them, which they do in the order of their numbers, and wrap them in their own, with the number in view, which shows to what desk the pin-afores belong. The monitors are afterwards ordered to the platform with the pin-afores, and the mistress gives a ticket to each of the three whose pin-afores are the most neatly folded; which are afterwards put in their places by the monitor-general. The monitors return to their desks, and the business of the school is over. At three in the afternoon the same routine of business com- mences, which is conducted by the assistant-monitors, FIRST CLASS. HEMMING. This class contains two divisions. Girls who have not learned to fold down a hem are placed in the first division, and are taught on pieces of waste paper, which, retains the folds better than linen or cotton. The monitors of this division are furnished with slips of paper about four inches long and two broad, by the monitor-general, at the time that the monitors are ordered to the platform to receive work for the girls under their care, When When the command is given for the monitors to give out work, the monitors of this division give a slip of paper to each girl; and when the general order is given to begin work, the girls of this division fold the edges of the paper down as if they were folding linen for hemming.--(See No. 1, in the specimens of needle-work.) Each monitor is constantly engaged inspecting the work of the girls in her desk, giving instructions, and keeping them employed. When a girl has finished the folding of one slip, she...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614445
  • 9781236614445