Books [Three Generations]
Behind the French doors leading from the dining room to the west - the river side - was the well arranged kindergarten room, with its small tables, and twenty low chairs. On the wall hung the counting boards and charts, and a desk held scissors, colored paper, and other necessary paraphernalia. The room was glassed on three sides, but Venetian blinds tempered the sunslight, now beginning to come in on the south and west. The furniture was all movable and at any time could be taken out and the room converted into a spacious solarium.
“[No?], I'll never give it up.” she said, in answer to my question. “I feel this is my work - you know the Lord has a niche for every one, if he only finds it.
I inquired about her system of instructing pre-school children.
“Well, in the first place, I keep a card index of my twenty little pupils, and on each card is a ‘case history, so to speak, of each one's daily reactions to approved child methods. The news of these records became noised abroad, and they have been featured in magazine articles and school journals for the benefit of other teachers in this specialized field.
“One thing, I try never to correct a child before others. It spoils their self-respect and tears down their morals. I try to tell a story, the point of which covers his lapse from authority or misconduct, in the hope that he may get it without having to call his attention directly to the subject, and it works!
“My connection with the Story Tellers League has given me a world of prepared stories to feature in this system, and lots of things I just make up to fit the occasion.
“By the way, I have been asked by Peabody College to compile my ‘case histories' into a booklet, with some of the character-forming