Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Trip to the Tifton Agrirama

We went yesterday a few days ago on a field trip with several other homeschoolers to the Tifton Agrirama. 3rd grade and below did the schoolhouse tour. In this tour the children were able to go back in time to the 1800's and see was school was like back then.....

The first thing they did was pick out skirts to wear.

These are the ones Laney and Ella picked out. Laney said she looked like a Duggar...you know the ones with the tv show 19 kids and counting. I asked her who she was and she said Anna( Josh's wife). I think it's because she is the only one with a baby right now.

The kids were placed in a particular seat in the schoolhouse. The 2nd and 3rd graders sat on one side and the younger kids sat on the other side. On each desk was a reading book, chalkboard, story for writing and  a pencil(with no eraser).

This was their teacher. The first thing she showed the children was a long switch from an outside tree. Guess what that was used for......You guessed it...... swatting the children. I wanted to know what tree she got it from so I could get one. I felt like I needed to extend that part of the lesson at home. I don't think my girls truly understood.

Laney's row came to the front bench and read from their book.

While Ella sat at her desk  flipping the pages in her book. She was suppost to be working on her writing assignment. Where is that big switch at???

Ella went to the front to read her book...with help of course. The teacher would go to each child and help them read a line from the story.

Laney sat at her desk and worked on her writing.

The kids had recess where they played a game like duck duck goose except instead of hitting on the head they gave the chosen child a handkerchief.

After school, we walked around and saw an old printing shop,  mill, houses, Dr. office, ice cream parlor and a few others.

It was a great day filled with wonderful memories!

1 comment:

  1. I read a book called Running Out of Time (Haddix) about a girl raised in the 1800's in a similar community. Then, kids started dying and her mom told her that it was really 1995 and she needed to escape the "compound" and go get help. It was good. I'll have to loan you my copy. Looks like you had a fun day of learning! :D