A Day at School

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Day at School
Description to eat on our desks in our home room. Then we would finish quickly and start to play Jacks on the desk as we were allowed to remain inside at noon though recess was for out-of-doors. Reading followed the noon hour. Here we took turns read-ing aloud. I always hoped for a short paragraph as reading was not my best subject. Geography followed. This was great fun for me. I loved to hear of other countries and cultures. The teacher often read the lesson from our books or from "Car-penter's Geography " which was most interesting. The last lesson of the day was spelling, which always ended with a spelling bee on Fridays. Holidays brought numerous celebrations. ' Great lessons were taught in these programs. Thanksgiving was a much-looked-forward-to day. How we loved to dress like Pilgrims, read Indian stories or poems such as "Hiawatha," "Miles Standish," "Jamestown," or "Priscilla." Christmas was celebrated with songs, plays, and poems such as '"The Night Before Christmas." Then we loved to dress like shepherds or wise men and participate in the "cradle scene." After two weeks' vacation, we were glad to be back with our new toys to show. Lincoln's birthday was celebrated with such songs as "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory of the Coming of the Lord," "Tenting Tonight on the Old Campground," "Dixie," and stories of his honesty and great leadership. Washington's birthday brought songs of America such as "Hail, Colimbia " and "The Star-Spangled Banner." For these celebrations we looked for-ward to dressing in white wigs and taking parts such as Betsy Ross making the first flag. The close of school also brought a program of drills, etc. We would go to the Opera House above the old Union Store. There on the stage we put on wonderful demonstrations of our abilities to act. We portrayed everything from flowers or birds or baby dolls to dragons. Completion of the eighth grade was the end of our formal education. Most of the graduating class were girls, as those graduating had to pass strict standards of grammar, diagramming sentences, arithmetic, and other required subjects. Since the boys were required to work on their family farms during the fall and spring periods, they often fell behind in their work and could not pass these strict formal examinations. And no exceptions were made! Our class consisted of twenty-five girls and two boys. -121-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325345
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