Back in the early seventies, the Erie School District had two Kindergarten sessions, a.m. and p.m. Report cards were issued three times during the school year. Richard Hilinski was the Superintendent of Schools.
Progress was measured in four areas: Social Development, Physical Development, Language Arts and Work Habits. The grading system was divided into four sections: Is doing very well, Is making satisfactory progress, needs to make greater effort and Needs more time to develop. The teacher would put a checkmark next to the appropriate response instead of using the A-B-C-D-F grading system.
So, if you hoped to someday attend college, you had to develop good habits at an early age, such as listening, not interrupting, being courteous, keeping your hands off of others and accepting correction. Also, retell stories, run, skip and hop, color, cut and paste, rest and relax, use good English, take part in group discussions and show curiosity. Work habits included following directions, finish work that was started, show originality, work in an orderly manner and make good use of time and materials.
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