Monday, March 15, 2010

Rhoads School Field Trip

Today I was fortunate enough to join Myles aka Roscoe, on a field trip to the Rhoads School in Elk Grove. This school was founded in 1872 and when they went today it was as if it were March 15, 1893. All the children had names of former students, they had a real docent, and they had to dress and act the part. Right down to their lunch! For today, Myles became Roscoe and his friend Brandon was Virgil. Here are a few pictures of their day, notice the first picture of the day shows how happy he was to wear knickers!
This was the one and only time "Roscoe" let his suspenders show. He kept his wool jacket zipped up the entire time, even though the temperature hit about 70! I wasn't able to be there the first half of school, but I got there at lunch and it was so cute to see the kids eating out of their baskets and tin pails. After lunch they had play time with stilts, marbles, jump rope, and hoops and sticks. They worked on penmanship with real quill pens, they read out of an eclectic reader, and used a hornbook. When play time was over they went inside and worked on arithmetic. The docent staged a punishment with one of the kids being banished to the dunce chair. The other kids were mortified, they thought it was real! They ended the day with a spelling bee. Here are some more pictures  (sorry photobucket isn't working)

3 comments:

Danielle Louise Carlson said...

SNIFF SNIFF SNIFF in the middle picture of him sitting at his desk he looks like a little man, he is getting to big to fast what happen to that little fussy baby I first saw/met? How did he go from 8 months to 8 years old in the blink of an eye? Why does time go by so fast?

Mary Frances said...

Six kids! Six Kids! Six kids! SIX KIDS GOT THE HOLY GHOST TONIGHT!!! God is SOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!

Kim said...

Oh Mary, that is fantastic! I am sooo excited!