Golden rules of Yesteryear

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GOLDEN RULES OF YESTERYEARRemembering the Good Old School Days1CursivePractice, Practice, and more Practice!!!

2CRAYOLA CRAYONS box or 8First Box of 8 Colors -- 1903. Schools used to give us a pack of these on the 1st day of school, free, along with a fat red pencil and an eraser. Everything smelled awesome. That was the 60's!

3SCHOOL CAFETERIA LUNCH TRAYSWhat was your favorite lunch item?I remember the yummy yeast rolls!


YOUNG LOVE Happiness is marrying your High School Sweetheart5HALLOWEEN CLASS PARTIESBack in the good old days, when kids could still wear their costumes to school and have a real Halloween party/parade...

6One Room SchoolRecitingover and overIs that a dunce hat on that student????

7The Old School BellDid they ever find Ottumwas Old School Bell???

8The Schoolhouse Quilt

9An Apple a Day..Who remembers shining up an apple to take to your teacher?


11Schoolhouse ClockWoo Hoo.It is 3:30PM

12SLATESand Wire Baskets

13SO SPECIALI miss those days!

14PENCIL SHARPENERCan you remember the smell of the pencil shavings?

15Recess!My favorite time of the school day!

16TIME TO RESTRemember having to lay our heads down on our desks and rest?

17The ChalkboardRemember being allowed to go outside and "clap" the erasers at the end of the day?

18GEOGRAPHYOh, yesgeography in our elementary schoolsAll those pull-down maps!


Former School house converted to a home. An old school in Bloomfield has been restored to be used as a senior center.School Days.the 3 Rs Reading Ritinand Rithmatic!20