Annual Report

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Printed at the Republican office, 1894

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Strana 21 - A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement.
Strana 124 - All the powers relating to the management of the schools are vested in a corporate body called " the Board of President and Directors of the St. Louis Public Schools," the members of the board to be elected for terms of three years.
Strana 107 - ... back to the seed again, thus completing the circle of nature. Thus the mind of the child constantly seeking unity and finding the one under the many learns to apprehend, more and more, the goodness and providence of the one Creator and Sustainer of all. Individual freedom of choice, encouraged in the games of the kindergarten, reappears in our primary in the free selection of objects, pictures, as well as fellow pupils, in their language work, their number work (oral, pictured, and written),...
Strana 108 - ... our aim being to foster the spirit of altruism, where each is for all and all for each, thus transplanting in the school, the essence of family love, that it may be in so far encouraged to ripen into the "missionary spirit" of maturer practical years. As a result, then, of these innovations we find oral language, reading, writing and number work, advanced both in depth and extent, the parents pleased, the children happy and industrious, with care for discipline practically reduced to zero. Touching...
Strana 109 - ... essentials and non-essentials being placed in their proper intellectual perspective, thus affording true culture by extending the pupil's mental horizon and by tightening his intellectual grasp upon the subject of study. In the developing of this general power, much aid may be afforded by frequent and comprehensive reviews, which will enable the student to acquire the habit of considering the parts in relation to the whole ; as is well known, this power marks the chief distinction of the cultured...
Strana 110 - ... the promotion of character culture. The affording to pupils a standing opportunity for them to raise their record by the offering of extra marks to those who voluntarily hand in written or pictorial work, has yielded an abundant harvest of exceedingly meritorious paraphrasings, reproductions, dainty maps delicately and harmoniously colored, beautifully illustrated compositions on various subjects often involving much study and research. It has been generally recognized that the ascent of mind...
Strana 107 - ... objects are noted and their various stages are compared with each other. Seventhly, is shown that under all our knowing, is the living, creative unity of God. In this work, it is designed to observe familiar objects in their appropriate season; namely, in the fall, fruits of various kinds ; in the winter, external physical nature; in the spring, seeds, seedlings, and buds ; and in the summer, flowers, plants, trees, leaves, etc. Of course, the study of animal life should extend throughout the...
Strana 105 - ... rapid progress was made in reading and writing than by the old method of word memorizing. It was noted furthermore that the reading and indeed oral expression generally, took a more fluent and natural form, undoubtedly due to a closer comprehension of the meaning of the words expressed. In order to keep this new work of free expression from drifting into irrelevant channels...
Strana 14 - He must prepare an assessment book with appropriate headings, in which must be listed all such property Within the district, in which must be specified...
Strana 107 - ... proposition). Sixthly, changes and processes in, and derived from, objects are noted and their various stages are compared with each other. Seventhly, is shown that under all our knowing, is the living, creative unity of God. In this work, it is designed to observe familiar objects in their appropriate season; namely, in the fall, fruits of various kinds ; in the winter, external physical nature; in the spring, seeds, seedlings, and buds ; and in the summer, flowers, plants, trees, leaves, etc.

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