A Different Kind of Classroom.

Jemma’s class got the chance to attend the territorial school house that is owned by the local historical museum one afternoon.





She borrowed a dress from a friend that was similar to what would have been worn in 1889.








The boys sat on one side of the room and the girls sat on the other.





When they answered a question they were expected to stand.




They had to stand when they were reading.  They also had to choose a name that would have been used in  1889.  Jemma choose the name Anna.





She said it was fun, but the teacher was very strict.  The teacher worked for the museum.

6 Responses to A Different Kind of Classroom.

  • Eizabeth Mullins says:

    WAs this classroom in Perry, Ok? I remember going to one when I was a kid! So fun!

  • Amy says:

    This was here in town on 2nd street. Next to the Jiffy Lube on Boulevard.

  • Marilyn says:

    What a great experience! I would have loved doing something like that when I was her age!

  • Robin says:

    Oh, I’ve been wondering what the programs were like there! Did you go as a sponsor?

  • Mimi says:

    I walked to a one room school that was a half mile from my house. My aunt was my teacher. I thought she was very strict. Appo rode his pony to the one room school that he went to.

  • Rachel says:

    This looks so neat. I’m sure Jemma loved it. I’m with Marilyn, too. I would have loved something like this at her age. And that’s so great that she could borrow a period dress.
    I wonder if the little “Anna’s” of 1889 ever thought little girls in 2009 would be dressing up like them and pretending to be them for an afternoon? How long will it take for little girls in the future to dress up as little Jemma’s?

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