the three R's

the three R's

reading, writing, and arithmetic (= mathematics) By the age of 6, all our pupils have a firm grasp of the three R's.
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You shall teach me, and when I am a woman we will set up a school where nothing but the three R's shall be taught, and all the children live on oatmeal, and the girls have waists a yard round," said Rose, with a sudden saucy smile dimpling her cheeks.
I don't think you have read ten pages of Spencer, but there have been critics, assumably more intelligent than you, who have read no more than you of Spencer, who publicly challenged his followers to adduce one single idea from all his writings - from Herbert Spencer's writings, the man who has impressed the stamp of his genius over the whole field of scientific research and modern thought; the father of psychology; the man who revolutionized pedagogy, so that to-day the child of the French peasant is taught the three R's according to principles laid down by him.
Most of them were clever, drunken critters who taught the children the three R's when they were sober, and lambasted them when they wasn't.
Primary education is the most important of all and it concerns me greatly that those in charge of it seemingly place higher importance on politically correct social engineering as opposed to the three R's.
This workshop is in line with Tadweer's priority to develop and implement awareness programs that highlight the three R's of waste management.
CLINTON -- Education may come down to the three R's, but it also comes down to dollars and cents.
Importantly, this exemption slightly increases the percentage reduction that other mandatory programs will face, including two of the three R's intended to protect insurers against adverse selection in the health exchanges--risk adjustment and reinsurance payments.
Under the eagle eye of the strict master Mr Page, the students from Russia, Spain, Thailand, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq were put through their paces in the three R's.
For decades, news reports have repeatedly shown instances where clout trumped the three R's in awarding the waivers, which taxpayers fund.
In addition to the walk, a number of outdoor activities will be set up at the Al Majaz Waterfront to signify the importance of the environmental principle of the three R's -- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
The shocking results from Key Stage 2 Sats tests showed many 11-year-old were struggling with the basics of the three R's.
can help us explore the three R's of personal wellness--relax, re-energize, reward--with a variety of personal care and relaxation products designed to restore the balance in our lives.
You could also use the three R's - recognise, remove and replace, eg recognise your Mini Magnum has a ProPoints value of five, remove that, then replace it with a Weight Watchers Mini ice cream lolly with a ProPoints value of two.
Educational psychologists could probably provide a variety of conflicting reasons for the gap in grasping the three r's and science between boys and girls.
Our Student Council is considering introducing a recycling mascot in the near future and aim to raise the children's understanding of the three R's through a series of assembly presentations.