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1800s school day - would love extra ideas

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Hello Ladies!

The girls and I read a super fun story today about a group of children who went to an 1800s settlement and lived for a week as a child there.  We want to 'live' it, so we're going to wear dresses tomorrow and move the bench into the family room for our 'school.'  They'll write on their small chalkboards, and I'll use the bigger one.  

Later we'll make biscuits and a pie from scratch to go along with dinner.

Do you have any other ideas off the top of your head we could use?

Thank you! 

by on Jan. 9, 2014 at 9:22 PM
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kirbymom
by Sonja on Jan. 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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This has been so interesting and fun to read. Great ideas too!
TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 7:26 PM
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 Talk about chapped hands!  It would be a painful experience to say the least! 

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Can you imagine having to wash those clothes with a washboard?  I mean today it actually got above freezing, but I think I'd just have dirty clothes until June!  LOL

Quoting TidewaterClan:

LOL, I'm sure that was an eye opener!  One picture from yesterday showed a girl washing laundry and looking disgusted.  They haven't fussed at all today about filling up the washer. :)

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Those are amazing stories.  The boys have also been asking about the apprenticeships.  DH had told them at their age Ben Franklin had been sent off to apprentice already.  :-)  They had been complaining about loading the dishwasher LOL.

Quoting TidewaterClan:

Thanks for that link!  We were just discussing the home education yesterday.  I know Laura Ingalls mother taught them when they were no schools near.  I like having that link to our past.

Then it's cool to think of Abe Lincoln, whose mother passed away from drinking milk laced with white snakeroot.  She passed away and his new stepmother is the one who taught him.  It's interesting to think he wouldn't have been so educated if that sad event hadn't happened.

Quoting bluerooffarm:

I'm glad you all had a great time!  Have you seen a timeline of American Public Education?  It's good to also remember that often in the 1800's the children were lerning at home just like we already do.  My kids thought that was really cool.  They were learning just like the pioneer families did.

Quoting TidewaterClan:

Those are great ideas Blue!  We had a great time, and I think we're going to do this every Friday, so I'll be able to print out an old map and get our buttons together, etc.  

We used our regular textbooks, but it was fun doing everything (non-workbook related) on the chalkboard. :)

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Oh that sounds like such a fun day!  How about stitching?  Or play some button games (Button button who's got the button, Tiddly Winks, etc).  Look at the map of the US and how much it has changed?







 

TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 7:29 PM

 What a cool bumper sticker!  Thanks for the link!  I'll share that with my girls.  They like hearing about women like her.

Quoting hwblyf:

When we went to Dinosaur National Monument in UT last year, my husband's favorite stories were of this woman, Josie Bassett Morris, who was an ass kicker.  She did everything on her homestead, including housing some questionable characters at points.  So while doing  those neat things wasn't the norm, there were some women out there doing it:

http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/pioneers_and_cowboys/josiebassett.html

I smiled at this one woman in a parking lot because she had a bumper sticker that said something like nice girls don't make history.  :)

Quoting TidewaterClan:

That Sturbridge looks super!  I know there's something like that within a day's drive of us.  I just need to find it; the girls would enjoy that.  

When we were reading the story yesterday my girls were grouching that the girls in the story weren't allowed to drive the oxen, work as a blacksmith, or other neat things.

Quoting KickButtMama:

We did that once before going to Sturbridge Village, and my boys LOVED that they were learning like pioneers anyway...though they hated the idea of how much work they would have to be doing everyday outside of work...lol..

Quoting bluerooffarm:

I'm glad you all had a great time!  Have you seen a timeline of American Public Education?  It's good to also remember that often in the 1800's the children were lerning at home just like we already do.  My kids thought that was really cool.  They were learning just like the pioneer families did.

Quoting TidewaterClan:

Those are great ideas Blue!  We had a great time, and I think we're going to do this every Friday, so I'll be able to print out an old map and get our buttons together, etc.  

We used our regular textbooks, but it was fun doing everything (non-workbook related) on the chalkboard. :)

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Oh that sounds like such a fun day!  How about stitching?  Or play some button games (Button button who's got the button, Tiddly Winks, etc).  Look at the map of the US and how much it has changed?





 

 

TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 7:31 PM

 Shoot - I have a free cross stitch class with the park district tomorrow.  I'd better pack my reading glasses now, or I have no clue what mine will look like!

Quoting hwblyf:

There was another reply that said something about making soap and dipping CANDLES, not CANDIES.  That one might not be my glasses causing the error, though.  ;-)

Quoting kirbymom: *chuckling ever so lightly*

This is the second time, today, that I have enjoyed your reply. :)
Don't feel too bad, I have read what someone has said and found it didn't read that way. I need new glasses too.
*Hugs*

Quoting hwblyf:

I have nothing to add, but I need new glasses.  I read that you had read about CHICKENS living at the 1800s settlement.  Oh my.  Hey, how about having them draw their own bath?  Give them a bucket and have them fill it from the sink in the kitchen and haul it to the bathroom.

 

 

TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 7:38 PM
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 Yep!  Everyone gave me wonderful ideas for today and the weeks to come as well.  I really appreciate it because we had such a good time, and I want to do this again.

Quoting kirbymom: This has been so interesting and fun to read. Great ideas too!

 

kirbymom
by Sonja on Jan. 10, 2014 at 7:54 PM
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They Were good ideas weren't they?!
I hope to be able to use a few of them myself. :)


Quoting TidewaterClan:

 Yep!  Everyone gave me wonderful ideas for today and the weeks to come as well.  I really appreciate it because we had such a good time, and I want to do this again.


Quoting kirbymom: This has been so interesting and fun to read. Great ideas too!

 

TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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 Definitely. 

Let me know what your people think if you do! 

Quoting kirbymom: They Were good ideas weren't they?!
I hope to be able to use a few of them myself. :)


Quoting TidewaterClan:

 Yep!  Everyone gave me wonderful ideas for today and the weeks to come as well.  I really appreciate it because we had such a good time, and I want to do this again.


Quoting kirbymom: This has been so interesting and fun to read. Great ideas too!

 

 

hwblyf
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM
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Honestly, I have no idea if my vision would allow for cross stitching right now, and my vision isn't that bad.  I'm just old and lazy, I guess!  Have fun tomorrow!

Quoting TidewaterClan:

 Shoot - I have a free cross stitch class with the park district tomorrow.  I'd better pack my reading glasses now, or I have no clue what mine will look like!

Quoting hwblyf:

There was another reply that said something about making soap and dipping CANDLES, not CANDIES.  That one might not be my glasses causing the error, though.  ;-)

Quoting kirbymom: *chuckling ever so lightly*

This is the second time, today, that I have enjoyed your reply. :)
Don't feel too bad, I have read what someone has said and found it didn't read that way. I need new glasses too.
*Hugs*

Quoting hwblyf:

I have nothing to add, but I need new glasses.  I read that you had read about CHICKENS living at the 1800s settlement.  Oh my.  Hey, how about having them draw their own bath?  Give them a bucket and have them fill it from the sink in the kitchen and haul it to the bathroom.


 


hwblyf
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2014 at 8:30 PM
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If you ever get a chance to get up to Dinosaur, make sure you check out her homestead.  The woman built that house all by herself.  It's a one floor deal, but she built it with her own hands.  And the land that was hers was no small deal, plus she had a box canyon.  I want a box canyon.  :)  And they told us stories of families crossing the Green River....a woman gave birth and 3 days later crossed the humonguously fast Green River in what had, just the day before, been their covered wagon, and then that wood went to building their home.  Yeah, I was still trying to get out of bed 3 days after having a baby.  :)

Quoting TidewaterClan:

 What a cool bumper sticker!  Thanks for the link!  I'll share that with my girls.  They like hearing about women like her.

Quoting hwblyf:

When we went to Dinosaur National Monument in UT last year, my husband's favorite stories were of this woman, Josie Bassett Morris, who was an ass kicker.  She did everything on her homestead, including housing some questionable characters at points.  So while doing  those neat things wasn't the norm, there were some women out there doing it:

http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/pioneers_and_cowboys/josiebassett.html

I smiled at this one woman in a parking lot because she had a bumper sticker that said something like nice girls don't make history.  :)

TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 11, 2014 at 11:53 AM

 Those ladies put the T in tough!  Her homestead sounds like something else, especially with that box canyon.  That's right out of the movies!

I would not have wanted to cross a river right after having a baby.  I'll tell my girls about that and the 'recycled' wagon too.

Quoting hwblyf:

If you ever get a chance to get up to Dinosaur, make sure you check out her homestead.  The woman built that house all by herself.  It's a one floor deal, but she built it with her own hands.  And the land that was hers was no small deal, plus she had a box canyon.  I want a box canyon.  :)  And they told us stories of families crossing the Green River....a woman gave birth and 3 days later crossed the humonguously fast Green River in what had, just the day before, been their covered wagon, and then that wood went to building their home.  Yeah, I was still trying to get out of bed 3 days after having a baby.  :)

Quoting TidewaterClan:

 What a cool bumper sticker!  Thanks for the link!  I'll share that with my girls.  They like hearing about women like her.

Quoting hwblyf:

When we went to Dinosaur National Monument in UT last year, my husband's favorite stories were of this woman, Josie Bassett Morris, who was an ass kicker.  She did everything on her homestead, including housing some questionable characters at points.  So while doing  those neat things wasn't the norm, there were some women out there doing it:

http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/pioneers_and_cowboys/josiebassett.html

I smiled at this one woman in a parking lot because she had a bumper sticker that said something like nice girls don't make history.  :)

 

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