The Story of Deborah 3
Feb. '99. - Counts 1-30; writes 1-15. Orderly. Folds neatly.
March, '99. - Draws circle and square. Writes 1-29. Combines simple numbers.
April, '99. - Conduct quite bad - impudent and growing worse. Transferred from Seguin Cottage to Wilbur for a while. Seems some better.
School. Dec. '00. - Disobedient. Graceful. Good in drill. Can copy. Knows a number of words. Writes them from memory. Reads a little. Adds with objects. Counts and knows value of numbers. Does all ladder and pole drills nicely. Good in entertainment work. Memorizes quickly. Can always be relied upon for either speaking or singing. Marches well. A good captain. Knows "Halt," "Right," and "Left Face" and "Forward March." Always in step.
Music. Knows different notes. Plays "Jesus, Lover of my Soul" nicely. Plays scale of C and F on cornet.
May, '01. - Plays scales of C and F and first two exercises in "Beginners' Band Book" on cornet. She plays by ear. She has not learned to read the notes of these two scales, simply because she will not put her mind to it. She has played hymns in simple time, but the fingering has had to be written for her.
School. Excellent worker in gardening class. Has just completed a very good diagram of our garden to show at Annual Meeting.
Cottage. Helps make beds and waits on table, is quick with her work, but is very noisy.