Hamilton School Days with Pauline

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
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Title Hamilton School Days with Pauline
Description of nature right into our classroom with her stories of the clouds and interesting projects. I will never forget the squirrels in their metal wheel turning around like a ferris wheel. Reading, writing, arithmetic, spelling and penmanship were everyday routine. dresses and the boys wore blue denim bib overalls. In the walk to school in the snow they would be so wet I would take them off and dry them off on the radiators. In the spring when the snow melted we wore rubbers to keep the sticky mud off our shoes and often times the mud would be so deep it would pull them off. At recess we had a lot of fun playing games. One of our favorite ball games was "Rounders", similar to our softball today. The girls usually played together under the supervision of a teacher, but if we were left alone the boys would grab our ball and run. Of course the boys played ball, too, but chains with handles on hung from a large metal pole and they would grab one and run until they could swing way out in the air. It took skill, strength and courage so we girls enjoyed ditch". There was a big ditch across the road from the school grounds and in the spring we liked to challenge our friends to see who could jump the widest parts. It took some practice and a little growing up before we could do it without falling in. Nip Cat was another challenging game that everyone liked to try their skill at. We used a piece of wood sharpened on both ends and a stick to hit it with. A circle in the dirt was our target and we got so many points for getting close to the goal . Hopscotch and ma rbles were al ways very popular for boys and girls. We had excellent teachers because they liked to teach and wanted us to succeed. If a teacher could not control the class he didn't last long. Our parents always took the part of the teacher in those days so we didn't want to tell our parents if we had to be corrected in school for fear of further punishment from them. A few teachers manhandled the -19-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323663
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