Our second grade students experienced what it would be like to be a student in the “old days”. Students watched a short video on how one room school houses worked and then used their critical thinking skills to compare and contrast old schools and modern schools. They came up with many responses, because, after all, they spend a lot of time at school! For instance, they found that bathrooms are very different, but recess is somewhat similar!
The second graders’ favorite part was when they got to practice old school communication by standing up to answer questions, and saying “Yes, ma’am”, and “No, ma’am”. That was the teacher’s favorite part, too!