Here's what the day looked like:
*Opening - Children bowed or curtsied to the teacher. We sang America. We reviewed the rules of the school and the thought for the day. When Mistress Sullivan did roll call we answered "present."
*Reading - Each group had different books. They were assigned stories to read, spelling and vocabulary to memorize. Groups were called one at a time to stand with the teacher at the front of the room for a lesson. Some children were brave enough to recite their assigned poems from memory!
*Math - Children used slates and chalk to complete math problems from the board. They showed the problems to the adults in the room to be checked. Groups were called one at a time to recite their multiplication facts.
*Lunch/Recess - Children sat on the porch and enjoyed their lunches. They were given time to play in the yard out front.
*Penmanship - Children used quills and ink to write in their copybook. They could practice making letters, writing their name, or copying passages.
*Spelling Bee - The day ended with a fun game. The children competed to spell words correctly.
Thanks to Mrs. Mercer, Mrs. Novak and Mrs. Feeley for helping make the copy books!
Thanks to Mr. Patz, Mrs. Stone and Mrs. Hesser for chaperoning our trip!