In honor of school coming to a close for the year, here’s a glimpse of school days in the late 1800s. We spent a day in rural Michigan learning about what it was like to attend a one-room schoolhouse in 1870.
The oldest (who were the parents during our visit) sat in back.
Soon the school day ended and the children spent the afternoon catching frogs in the pond. (No frogs were harmed during this activity; they either were placed back in the water or jumped out of the hands that were holding them — ha ha!)
These are children raised on electronics, who play Wii and smartphone games. But for a day the calendar turned back more than a hundred years, and they were happy as could be. I loved seeing the enthusiasm, joy, and wonder in their eyes.
Photos are taken at the Chippewa Nature Center in Michigan — a wonderful place to visit!
Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, Life Thru the Lens, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Some photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s Lightroom presets. Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where my song choice is “School Days.”