Stepping Back in Time

Second graders enjoy a spelling lesson from their "teacher" during a visit to the Grove in Glenview. The students in Mrs. O'Connor's class took part in math, spelling and reading lessons in the one-room school house.


Miss Gail, the teacher, asked students to raise their hands and stand to ask and answer questions.


The students also learned about the size of a peck after realizing a bushel of apples would be too large to carry.


The teacher also demonstrated the use of "dunce" caps in the 1860s, which were placed on children who failed to answer questions correctly.


After their lessons,, the students had recess where they played trap-ball, a precursor to the game of baseball.