Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Field Trip: 1892 School Day

Today the three older kids had a visit to a local one room school house. We've been participating in this for a few years, but last year they were doing some renovations to the schoolhouse. This semester, in preparation for the big day, there was a co-op class and I8 took it as his second class. He loved it. On Co-op Night, he and the other students were able to recite all kinds of poems and sayings from 1892 including the Gettysburg Address. They did a great job!

During the semester the kids made silhouettes, learned what boys and girls wear and made their own flags.

They made a map of the US in 1892 and made lunch pails and napkins for taking lunch to and 1892 school.

The teacher shared stories from books used then.

These flags turned out really well! They used just the right amount of stars.


Lunch is ready to go- no plastic (except for the water bottles- I cheated on that one) and not even peanut butter which was scarce back then.

Our pupils ready for a day at 1892 school

The kids gathered out front this morning. Aren't all those dresses sweet?


The schoolhouse is octagonal in shape. The original house was a four sided wooden structure which burned down. They rebuilt it in brick so that it would not burn.

A good time was held by all, but the weather was a disappointment for sure. It is cold and misty/rainy/foggy today and all week so the kids were inside for recess and lunch. Reportedly, it was COLD inside the schoolhouse and the stove was broken- no heat! You would think this is not an issue in May, but it is!

5 comments:

Renelle said...

That looks like a great day. You do so many great things with you children and always smiling! I love your blog it is helping me tremendously. Blessings, Renelle

Tracey said...

What a great adventure. Looks like a lot of fun even without peanut butter. The dresses are so cute!

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

What a fun experience! My girls would love to do something like that! It's very cold here in the deep South, too, believe it or not. I think the temps may have broken records for May. I'm ready for sunshine and warm weather!

Toodlebugz said...

This looks like sooo much fun!!Your co-op families or maybe just homeschoolers in your area do a lot of neat things. We do not have anything like this in my area.It inspires me to try to start a better group. Sure do wish we lived closer to you. Thanks for replying to my question.;o)

SarahElisabeth said...

Sounds great-would fit in well with "Three names".
Peanut butter is funny-it is banned in UK schools now as so many people are allergic to peanuts. Presumably they would have had homemade cheese or meat in sandwiches?