Spring - School
School was important in the life of kids during the spring-- at least until May when school let out. A typical day would begin early in the morning when children did their chores before school. Then they walked or rode horses or bicycles to school. Norma Ehlers said her country school teacher was only 16 years old, just out of high school herself.
Children often memorized poems and recited them for school programs. Look up some of these favorite school poems from the 1920s and see if you can memorize the first few lines.
"The Barefoot Boy" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"The Blacksmith," "Hiawatha," "The Arrow and the Song" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The Wind," "The Cow" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Owl and the Pussycat" by Edward Lear
"The Elf and the Doormouse" by Oliver Herford
"What do we Plant when we Plant a Tree" by Henry Abbey