Sunday, July 4, 2010

One Room School House April 30th, 2010

The girls got to go to school in a one room school house. The local Historical Society puts an a program at this restored school house. So they dressed in period costumes packed a lunch in a basket and headed off to school.
The girls went in one door and the boys in another, they were seated on opposite sides. When the boys came in the shook the schoolmasters hand. The Schoolmaster seated them by age.
They then got to work and learned what a typical day was like in a one room schoolhouse. Hannah and Aleena are practicing their writing lessons.
They had a Spelling Bee, Sarah tied for first.
Lunch time, I am glad it was a nice day.
Then everyones favorite time... RECESS!
They played Graces, where they toss a hoop to another player, with sticks. It was called graces because the girls would play it and it would help them learn to be graceful while playing.
Rolling the hoop, Aleena was pretty good.
Marbles, of course.
After recess the schoolmaster taught them how to make a paper cup and then he gave them all a drink. In the past they children would all drink out of the same dipper and if anyone was sick they would drink first!? Humm... I don't think they understood germs.
They did Allocution which was to help the children learn to public speak and how to pronounce words well. For allocution they did tongue twisters, Isabelle even gave it a whirl.
At the end of the day each child got a turn to ring the bell.
Here is the whole class.
This was such a wonderful experience, We would love to do it again.


Familie May said...

What a great trip back into the past. The girls seemed to have a lot of fun. I'm sure the kids of the past would have loved these modern shoes;-)
Martin loved the pics and I read and translated the text. So I got a reason for telling him about school in the past and how it will be for him when he starts school this summer. I think he starts to be a bit excited about it.

Nicole said...

That sounds really cool! Do they only do it once a year! My girls would LOVE it! Well, Nora at least! :)


That looks like such a great experience for them. I love the chalkboards to work on!