Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One Room Schoolhouse Activities

Tarbell Hill One Room Schoolhouse in Cavendish
The Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) recently conducted a program for the Cavendish Town Elementary School (CTES) third graders on one-room schoolhouses. In addition to making their own chalkboards, the directions provided below, which they will use for math classes the next few weeks, the students also played “baseball” and “Sevens.” Special thanks to workshop volunteer Pang Ting and to Bob Naess who supplied the wooden boards the students used

Make your own chalkboard: Mix 1 part non-sanded grout to 8 parts paint (1 Tablespoon to ½ cup latex or acrylic paint) and paint a piece of plywood. It’s better to do two coats if possible. After it’s dry, lightly sand. While any color paint can be used, to get a more traditional “chalkboard” color, use black and white paints.

Hand Clapping Game “Sevens”

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