We had a wonderful day at the Pittsboro One Room School. Our authentic living history experience took place on December 6, 1892. Even though I was one of the "older" students, I did try to sneak as many pictures as possible. Although, my zebra print iPhone looked extremely out of place! I was not able to photograph all of the students, unfortunately. I will take more pictures at our Pioneer Celebration on December 19th. Enjoy the pictures!
|Sam looked great in his red suspenders as our schoolmarm, Miss Elizabeth, took the roll call.|
|Leah and Alana enjoyed their authentic lunches together.|
|Some of our boys went to the front of the class with the McGuffey readers to recite a passage. This style of teaching was called "blab school."|
|Madison and Brooklyn enjoyed their authentic lunches together.|
|Uh-oh!!! Look who had to wear the dunce cap! Tucker confessed to putting the frog in Miss Elizabeth's desk, so she put him in the dunce cap. He was a good sport! (sorry this is sideways)|
|Poor, poor Tucker.|
|Some girls took the McGuffey readers up to the front of the class for their recitation.|
|More blab school...|
|At recess, students played with authentic toys from the late 1800s. Many kids enjoyed chasing the hoops.|
|Jackson couldn't wait to unpack his lunch from his basket!|
|Maya played with the popular acrobat toy. (sorry this is sideways)|
|Tucker enjoyed his lunch on the boy side of the room.|
A special thanks goes to the Delaware Trail PTSG for paying for this field trip, so that students could attend free of charge! A huge thanks goes to Miss Elizabeth, our schoolmarm, and Mrs. Klimenko, Mrs. Vink, and Mrs. Russell, our parent chaperones. Also, I would like to thank EVERY SINGLE parent for helping your child dress the part and pack such an authentic lunch. As a parent, I know it was extra work for you to prepare your child for this field trip. Your efforts helped the children truly experience living history. I think this was a trip they will never forget!