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A HEALTH PLAY FROM GEORGIA The seventh class of the Whittle School in Macon, Ga., showed their interest in health by writing and acting the following play:

Act 1, SCENE 1 Enter a child very untidy and dirty, sits down, and soon falls asleep. She dreams that in her room 11 lovely little children stand around her, and one by one give her a daily chore. First child.

I can't understand

How any one can
Go off to her meals

Without a clean hand."
Exit first child.
Second child

“This morning, when everything is bright and green,

I wash my neck, face, and ears all clean;
And polish my finger nails till they shine like new;

0, the people that wouldn't are very few!”
Exit second child.
Third child.

Of clear cold water

Sparkling and bright,
Drink at least four glasses
'Twixt morn and night;
And, if you wish to be strong when you're grown,

Leave tea and coffee strictly alone!"
Exit third child.
Fourth child.

After the morning and evening meal,
I wash my teeth, and how good it does feel!
So, if healthy and strong you would like to stay,

Brush them, and keep the old germs away."
Exit fourth child.
Fifth child.

“When I'm at my meals,

I eat not for my taste
But good wholesome food
That is not just a waste.
I attend to the toilet
At my regular time;
And do everything healthy

To have a good mind."
Exit fifth child.

Sirth child.

“Ten breaths of fresh air,

Be it cloudy or fair,
And good healthful play

Keep sickness away.”
Exit sixth child.

Seventh child.

“This mouth is for food,

And the nose is for air,
And nothing unclean

Has business there."
Exit geventh child.

Eighth child.

“To sneeze, spit, or cough,

You know will spread disease,
So I always use my handkerchief
When I have to sneeze.
It also is my duty
To helpful always be;
So if you want to have great friends

Just watch and follow me.
Exit eighth child.
Ninth child.

“I dread to think of bending

And being crooked when I'm old,
So just as straight as straight can be,

I'll always try to hold."
Exit ninth child.

Tenth child.

“Early to bed

And early to rise,
They say,

Makes us healthy, wealthy, and wise!”!
Exit tenth child.
Eleventh child.

“I am the last,

So I bid you farewell;
Make use of your bathtub

If you wish to stay well.”
Exit eleventh child.

The little girl rubs her eyes, and looks around as if to find the 11 little doctors she had seen in her dream.

She gazes at her hands, finger nails, and dress, all dirty; then, all of a sudden, jumps up and runs out. In a few minutes she appears again not as she was, but just the opposite. She was clean!

Little girl. Well, I must admit I feel a thousand times better, and I know I look so."-Reprinted from School Life.


The children of the Cardiac School, 8th Street and Avenue B, brought their year to a close on Wednesday, June 22nd, with a very interesting program for their mothers and friends. It showed significantly the work which has been done in the education of these cardiacs, teaching them to make the fine differentiation of themselves, as between the normal healthy child, able to participate in unrestrained activity, and the child so physically incapacitated as to be apart from the ordinary flow of life. The program worked out by the teachers, followed as nearly as possible the lines of the entertainment, which took place two nights later at Public School 64, of which the Cardiac School is an annex. The training of the patriotic habit in these young Americans, of foreign-born parents, showed in the opening salute to the flag and the singing of the anthem, while the Flag Drill of twelve boys closed the program. The Flax Dance of the girls was so much appreciated as to call for an encore.

To the onlooker it seemed incredible that these were physically handicapped children, so carefully had the exercises been chosen, in order not to overstrain the cardiac's tolerance, and yet give all the freedom and appearance of the work of the normal public school child. The work of Dr. Halsey in this training of cardiac children has an interest, even a thrill, when one realizes the salvage of the unfit it represents, and makes one question whether or not there will not be a refutation of the long accepted theory of the survival only of the fittest, or at least give it a new version, by educating the unfit to equal suffrage with mankind.-(Reprinted from the Henry Street Nurse.)

The World Book Company has published a very useful little booklet titled “Bibliography of Tests for Use in Schools." All standard tests are classified and described, and the place where they may be obtained printed in each case.

This should be invaluable to professors in universities, superintendents of schools, and those in charge of equipment for schools.


The Journal of Delinquency. July, 1921. Success Records of Prisoners

and Delinquents, by Willis S. Clark. Bulletin of High Points. September, 1921. Individual Psychological

Examinations at the Washington Irving High School, by Edward
Cornell Zabriskie. Economy in School Administration, by William

L. Ettinger.
The Principal. September 29, 1921. The Place of Tests in Supervision,

by Margaret P. Rae. The Newsletter. October, 1921. Published bi-monthly, by The Ameri

can Prison Association. Manuel General de l'Instruction Primaire. October 1, 1921. La Psycho

logie a l'Ecole par Th. Simon. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Education. Statistics of State

Universities and State Colleges. School Life. October, 1921. Pan-Pacific Educational Conference, by

Julia W. Abbot. Fire Prevention in Schools. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Education. Kindergarten Edu

cation, 1918-1920, by Julia W. Abbot. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Education. The Teaching of

Civics, John James Tigert. Catholic World. October, 1921. The American Spirit, by George N.

Shuster. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Education. A Program for

Health Teaching in the Elementary Schools, by J. Mace Andreas

and Mabel C. Bragg. Child Labor Facts. 1921. National Child Labor Committee, New York

City. Health News. September, 1921. The Work of the Cardiac Clinic. Journal of the National Education Association. November, 1921. Edu

cation and the Federal Government, by Hugh S. Magill. The Elementary School Journal. October, 1921. Using the Public Library

in the Teaching of Reading, by Elizabeth Guilfoile. Specific Teach

ing of Silent Reading, by Estaline Wilson. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Education. Facilities for Foreign

Students in American Colleges and Universities. Landel General de l'Instruction Primaire. October 8, 1921.


Basket Ball. By Charles D. Wardlaw, A.B. and Whitlaw R. Morrison,

A.M., M.D. Charles Scribners, New York, 1921. Mr. Wardlaw, the instructor in athletics at Columbia University, and Dr. Morrison, professor of hygiene at the University of Cincinnati, have written a most thorough and scientific hand book on basket ball for coaches and players. The authors first take up the game in general and then describe in particular the various methods of handing the ballpassing, catching, dribbling and shooting-and the various ways of handling the body such as starting, stopping, jumping, pivoting and dodging.

They also discuss the various positions of guard, forward and center, besides setting forth clearly the principles of offence and defense. A final chapter deals with the hygiene of training, special attention being paid to selecting and developing the team, the plan of training, the treatment of injuries, and the best methods of keeping the men in both physical and mental condition.

Basket ball, may easily degenerate into a rough and tumble affair in which not only the spectators lose interest, but in which the players themselves derive little or no benefit. When, however, it is well organized, properly supervised and intelligently played it is one of the best sports to-day to develop skill, speed, endurance, quick and accurate judgment, self control, courage.

This is the best book we have come across to set forth the proper individual methods of basket ball play. It is written by two experts of many years' experience who have succeeded admirably in establishing standards of play which will tend to make the game uniform.

Construction Work for the Primary Grades. By Ed. F. Wurst. The

Bruce Publishing Co., Milwaukee, Wis., 1921. $2.25, by mail $2.38. Mr. Wurst in this volume completes his excellent series of teacher's hand books for construction and manual training in the grades. He offers the up to date teacher a series of successful problems in construction for the first three primary grades, and suggests a great variety of material for work, play and study. His volume is divided by months and carefully considers the general class work, the seasonal interests, occurent holidays and the play interest of children. He makes good use of correlation with numbers, language work, reading, writing and drawing. The materials used are paper, clay, yarn, and splint. The processes described include paper cutting and tearing, measure, weaving, book construction, box making, block printing and clay modeling.

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