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~ Bobo School News ~
(1940)


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Karen Melton Manasco



BOBO SCHOOL NEWS

Published by
Fourth Grade
March 26, 1940
Rt.1 Winfield, Ala.
Minta AMERSON
Teacher

THE FARM
The first and second grades have made a farm.  They have made a farm house, well, smoke house, chicken house, toilet and barn.  No wonder they come to school everyday.  They have such a good time.


BIG SEEDS - LITTLE SEEDS
The first and second grades have planted many different kinds of seed in glasses and boxes.  They have planted cabbage, collards, cucumbers, lettuce, mustard, turnips, sweet pepper, beets, eggplant, tomatoes, peas, English peas, pole beans, bunch beans, butter beans, squash, okra, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, onions, peanuts, corn, and cotton.  A record has been kept of the dates the seeds were planted and the dates on which the different seeds came up.  They say the larger seeds come up before the smaller seeds
did.  Do they expect the big boys and girls to believe that?


A HOTBED
The boys and girls in the third grade have made a hotbed.  They planted tomato and cabbage seeds on March 1.  The cabbage seeds came up March 10, the tomato seeds March 11.  The children think they have about two thousand tomato plants and seven hundred cabbage plants.


FLOWER GARDEN
The children in the third grade have been working on a flower garden.  Dorothy REED's father helped them prepare the ground.  The ninth grade boys used Mr. REED's team and wagon to haul the soil from the woods to spread over the garden.  Each child brought flowers to set out.  There are iris, buttercups, zinnias, peonias, chrysanthemums, rose and lilac bushes in the garden.


DOGWOODS
The fourth grade boys and girls have set out thirty dogwoods along the Earnest road that grow beside the school ground.  The dogwood were selected from the woods nearby.


TREES PLANTED AT HOME
The fourth grade boys and girls have planted seventy eight trees at home.  Most of the trees were fruit trees.


FIFTH GRADE HELPS TO BEAUTIFY THE SCHOOL GROUND
The boys and girls in Mrs. WEBSTER's room have set out a cedar, weeping willow, boxwood, yellow bell, two lilacs, and rose bushes on the school ground.


FIFTH GRADE FRIEZE
The fifth grade has been studying about water.  They have painted an interesting frieze.  There are two parts to the frieze.  The first part shows how to control water by dams, lakes, grass, forest, contour plowing, strip cropping, and good waterways.  The second part shows what water will do if it is not controlled.  It will wash away soil, cause gullies, floods, destroy houses, and make poor farmers.


MATTRESS
The boys and girls in Mrs. TIGETT's room have made a nice, smooth mattress.  It looks so comfortable that everyone who sees it wishes he had one like it.


SEVENTH GRADE MAKES FLOWER BEDS
Very attractive flower boxes have been made by the seventh grade boys and girls.  The ends have been cut in the shapes of animals.  One of those boxes was given to the third grade.


OLD CHAIR MADE NEW
An old, broken chair was brought to school by the seventh grade.  The broken parts were fixed, the chair was padded and covered with pretty, bright blue printed cretonne, and now it looks like a new one.


VISIT TO KUDZU MEADOW
Mr. MOSS and the ninth grade boys and girls visited the planned kudzu meadow on Mr. BOBO's farm.  They had been studying about methods of controlling escaped water and wanted to see one good way in which the water on a farm was being controlled.


WORK ON THE PLAYGROUND
The boys and girls in the ninth grade have pruned the diseased and dead limbs from the trees on the school ground.  They have cut, raked and cleaned off parts of the school ground.  Did they throw the trash away?  No.  They were wise.  They used all the waste in making dams in the ditches close by.


SIXTH GRADE STUDIES AND PLANTS KUDZU
The sixth grade has been studying the many uses of kudzu.  One interesting thing they found out was how kudzu can be used to check gullies.  Kudzu plants were brought by the girls and boys and set out in a gully below the schoolhouse.

FILM ON KUDZU
Mr. LITTLE showed pictures to the 4-H club members on the many uses of kudzu.


BUSY DAYS
Some of the rooms have such comfortable corners a tired person can hardly pass by them.

Mrs. MOSS has a comfortable barrel chair and a new studio couch.  The ninth grade girls helped the third grade children with the sewing.

The fourth, sixth and seventh grade rooms have new shades.

The third, fifth and sixth grade children have been painting the furniture in their rooms.

The ninth grade boys made bookends for the third grade.

Edrel MOORE gave the sixth grade pupils some kudzu roots.

Bunny has been scared today.  From the first grade through the seventh grade, the children have had egg hunts.

Miss PEYTON gave a demonstration Wednesday on how to root shrubbery.

The boys and girls in the fourth grade put out some English ivy beside the steps to their room.

Mr. LEDUKE and the junior high boys have set out grass on the school grounds.  Mrs. Carlos SOUTH gave the fertilizer for the grass.

The seventh grade girls have been piecing quilts, making pillow cases and rag rugs.

The ninth grade boys made over a table for the fourth grade.

The eighth grade boys and girls are making toys from inner tubes for their younger brothers and sisters.  These toys can be sterilized.

The wainscoting, window and door facings of the rooms and hall have been repainted by the eighth and ninth grade boys.

The boys and girls in the sixth grade helped Mr. BOBO set out one thousand kudzu plants.

Mr. LEDUKE and the eighth grade boys helped the third grade make a hotbed frame.

Mr. LITTLE gave a demonstration on a homemade brooder and a laying house for hens.
 

SIXTH GRADE MAKES FURNITURE
The sixth grade boys and girls have improved the appearance of their room very much.  They covered a wicker rocker, made a studio couch, a barrel chair, two end tables, and a table for reading.  All the new furniture has been painted.  They have also bought curtains and a rug for their room.


'When one gets to love work, his life is a happy one.'
                                       ~Ruskin






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