|One Room School House|
There's is a bell in that little structure at the top
I've seen several one-room school house's in my lifetime. I always think they're fascinating. I can imagine all of the grades in one room, the anticipation of the children, the joy of the teacher to have such a small group.
The one we saw recently was a lot nicer than some of the others we've seen. Even the outhouse was done up nicely with its rich brick exterior.
|I remember flat swings. I've never seen them suspended from rope though.|
The outside of the school had two very inviting swings. These got their fair share of use from the kids who were visiting the day we were there. I remember flat swings when I was a kid, but they were suspended from chains (not rope) and made of plastic instead of wood.
|Ice Cold Water|
The water pump in the side yard was easy to use and produced ice cold water. I laughed when one dad had his kids come over and fill up their water bottles.
|Right when you walk in the front door|
The inside was nice to see, with the water basins right out front,
|The coat hanging area was small, and just to the right when you walked in.|
and the small coat hanging area. This space reminded me of the huge coat rooms we had in the elementary school I attended. Definitely a lot bigger than this area, but it was cool to think of them, I haven't in more years than I can count.
|The desks didn't have storage in them, and they were very close together|
I could def. see a little boy tugging on a little girl's braid in front of him.
Long days would make for creative ways to entertain oneself in such a small setting. ;)
The desks were set up very close to one another, and seemed to be large enough to sit at least two students to a space. There was no storage in them, and though they were old and worn to be sure, they still seemed to be holding up rather well.
|The bench doesn't look all that comfortable, but the chalk board was a beauty!|
Nice and roomy, a lot of writing could go on that board.
The teacher's space was clean, and not cramped. Not sure how comfy the hard bench would be all day long, but the chalkboard was huge, and the teacher would definitely be able to see all that was going on in her classroom from the front of that room.
|I'm supposing the flat screen TV was not a part of the scenery years ago. ;)|
Still and the same, it was very cool to see the room almost authentically intact.
The classroom was small, but still looked comfy for learning. I appreciated the ample windows that brought in the natural light, and the stove looked big enough to warm up the entire room quite well. There was a flat screen TV on the table the day we went to visit, and though that was certainly not authentic, everything else seemed to be, and it was a fun way to get a glimpse into the past.
Have you been inside a one-room school house before?