I was part of the faculty when a new elementary school was opened at the beginning of the 1993 school year. Designed to accommodate 1,000 students, the enrollment is now greater than that, and the "temporary classroom annexes" have been in use for a number of years.
The one-room school house would have been completely unable to serve the population of the area where my school was located. In fact, plans are already underway to build another elementary school in a location that will relieve some of the crowding of my former school, as well as a couple of others.
Actually, the one-room school house that is on the grounds of the Glencoe Museum was not used by the Wharton children. Their financial status would have enabled them to educate their children with private tutors. The school house was moved to this location and rebuilt as an addition to the grounds to illustrate life in that time period.
|School as reconstructed.|
|Quite different from today's chores.|
|Have things changed?|
|Teachers needed to watch themselves as well.|
When you have a little extra time, what do you choose to do with it? Do you take time to go to some favorite places that are nearby? The next post will feature some "favorite places."
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