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Rules and Regulations.
and to whom delivered. He shall also keep a fair catalogue for the use of those who desire to select books.
“III. The Library shall be kept in such place as the Trustees may direct, and at the expense of the district.
“IV. Each book shall be well covered, distinctly numbered, and contain the name or number of the district to which it belongs, and no number shall be changed.
“V. Books may be drawn by the inhabitants of the district, subject to the rules and regulations hereafter named. Minors may draw in their own names, but on the responsibility of their parents or guardians. If the number of applicants for books shall, at any time, exceed the number of volumes ready for delivery, only one volume shall be allowed to a family.
“1. Only one volume shall be taken by one person at a time, and any one having drawn a book must return it before he can be allowed to draw another.
“ 2. Books may be drawn at such times as the Trustees
“ 3. No book shall be retained longer than two weeks at a time, — provided, however, if the same book is not wanted by any other person, it may be taken for an additional two weeks.
* 4. The drawer shall be subject to a fine of 10 cents per week for every octavo kept more than two weeks, and 5 cents per week for every smaller work.
5. If a volume is kept more than four weeks, the person so keeping it shall be notified of his delinquency by the Librarian, and if not returned within a week thereafter, it shall be considered as lost, and the holder be fined accordingly.
“6. If any volume shall be injured or destroyed, it shall be made good by the person in whose name it was drawn;
and if it belongs to a series, the damage to the set shak
“7. The Librarian shall have a set of these rules posted where they can be seen.”
APPARATUS, SCHOOL MOTTOES, RECORDS,
So far as possible, every school should have a supply of apparatus designed for the illustration of certain principles, etc. The use of this will tend greatly to interest and instruct pupils. The “Holbrook School Apparatus ” is the only set within our knowledge intended expressly for our common schools. It is certainly a very useful set, and can be had at a very moderate price. It consists of the following articles :
This apparatus, with many other valuable articles, is now manufactured and sold extensively by Geo. & C. W. Sherwood, Chicago, and may be made exceedingly useful in the hands of an intelligent teacher.
Short and appropriate mottoes learned by children will be remembered and felt during life. It is well for teachers to have them placed upon the school-room walls or upon the blackboard, and occasionally to make one the subject of conversation or remark.
I will try.
I will not be tardy.
Never put off till to-morrow what can and should be done to-day.
I must obey my teacher.
Every teacher should keep a careful record of the daily recitations and deportment of his pupils. It would, however, be a very difficult matter to give a formula adapted to the wants of all schools. Each teacher must aim to have one prepared with reference to the peculiar circumstances and classification of his school. In giving the following formulas it is intended merely to give such as may be used in our common schools, — and these even are designed to be suggestive, and not as models. If an account of recitations and deportment is recorded but once daily, form No. 1 will answer. In this case let each pupil be made responsible for his own report;
that is, let each be required to give, when called upon, the number of failures in recitation, and the number of errors in deportment, that he has
Form of Record.
made during the day. The teacher should also keep a private account, as a check against wrong reports from pupils. In form No. 1, the upper line denotes deportment, and the lower one recitations. At the close of each day, if a pupil has not failed in recitation, he will, when called upon, report “10," denoting that all his recitations have been correct. If he has failed once, he will report “9,” — twice, “8,” etc. 610” will also denote satisfactory deportment, and every deduction from that will denote a degree of deviation. In form No. 2, a record of each recitation is made at the time (say four times daily), and the deportment once daily, — the figure to the right of + indicating the deportment. In this 3 is the highest mark for each ; 0 denotes an entire failure or defect, either in recitation or deportment; a blank denotes absence. It will prove very serviceable if an abstract from these records is sent to parents weekly or monthly.