Show the children a red apple and a green, or a yellow apple. What are the colors of the two apples? What shape? Where is the stem? Where is the skin? What is there inside the skin? Cut one of the apples open. How many seeds has it?
Have each child tell his father’s or his mother’s first name.
Have the children practise writing the date.
Have each child tell something that he can see out of the school-room window. Write the word given by each child on paper and let him practise writing it.
Let the children dramatize, with a little suggestive help, “Old King Cole.”