Old Time School

Here are a few old schoolhouses that we drove by this summer on one of our road trips. I can't help but think that school must have been a lot simpler then. Children were taught at their developmental levels and no high stakes testing, CHEER!

But, on the downside. Didn't the teacher have to arrive early and make the fire? Weren't the wages about $12.00 a month? Didn't the teacher have to care for all of the schools' maintenance? Didn't the teacher have to haul in the water? And, on and on.

Hum. maybe the old days weren't that glorious after all. But, I do love to stop and take a photo each time I see one of these one room wonders and dream of what life was like for the teacher and student's inside.