School House/Construction Paper Triva
In the mid 1880’s teachers received $4 to $10 a month. A lot of teachers had to " board round", meaning they had to live with their students
Students of all ages were in the same class. Some of the younger students were three or four years old and other students were sometimes older than the teacher! The students weren't grouped by age; they were grouped by what book they were using. They all worked together on the same subject
The schools only had one room and all the kids were taught together. The children did not start school in September, either. The fall time was harvest time and kids had to pick apples, husk corn, carry water, and cook for the men working in the fields. They also gathered firewood and helped preserve the fruits and vegetables. School started when harvest was in.
In 1904, children were supposed to go to school until the age of 16; however, most kids never finished the 8th grade. They went to work in factories, farms and coalmines to help their families.
You may be wondering if they had construction paper back then. YES, they did, you know I googled it. I know
We have all cut it, pasted it, colored on it, made things from it. Did you know it was orginally called Sugar Paper? The origin of the term sugar paper lies in its orginal use for making bags to contain sugar and for putting sweets in it.
a genre of colored educational papers were marketed to teachers in school supply catalogues (Andrews 1878, Babb 1897-98). the J.L. Hammett Co. catalogue (1895) of kindergarten supplies
the most amazing fact I found were these pastel drawing done on construction paper by artists in 1915.
Seems it got its start way back in 1600 and as we know it now in 1903. How many of you are thinking, Is She Nuts? a blog on Construction paper? Well the windows and all the decorations were made from construction paper at the villages and as I walked through I kept thinking, did they have construction paper when this school was built? and here we ARE
I WILL TRY TO DO BETTER TOMORROW
Timeline of Construction Paper if you care. ho! ho! ho!