Sunday, November 4, 2012
George Hoskins in first grade
We are now viewing a first grade class from the year 1906. There are so many interesting things to look at here! One of the first things that I notice is the size of the class. I count 10 students in each row with 5 rows. 50 Students!! Amazing!! This classroom is so crowded that one little girl in front has no desktop to write on. At the front of the classroom is a wood or coal stove with a guard around it to prevent burns. Also there is a BIG sandbox for the kids to play in. The flags at the rear of the classroom are impressively displayed. I think I recognize George Washington in the art on the walls (along with several lovely ladies). My grandfather, George Hoskins, is in the second row from the right - he's the third student back. Times and teaching methods have surely changed!!