What You Need to Know Before You Arrive

Dear Teachers:

The following are suggestions and requirements you need to follow to have a safe, authentic, and enjoyable day.


One (1) bottle of water in a plastic bottle per student
Small lunch (15-minutes to eat)
Shoes and socks (no sandals)
One other adult, if you wish
No other children or visitors

Lunch Suggestions:

Bread, biscuit, cornbread, roll, Johnny cake, butter-jam-jelly,
Bacon, ham, sausage, hard-boiled eggs (peeled),
Cheese, pickle,
Apple, cookie


Juices, sodas,
Chips of any kind,
Snack-packs of any kind,
Anything eaten with a utensil,
Any food wrapped in cellophane or in a bag

Please see that students follow these requirements. If not, we will have to hold those foods and return them before you leave.

We do not have any water at the school for clean ups.
Handi-wipes are provided for all hand washing.

Bring lunches in neckerchiefs, baskets or pails.

Clothing Suggestions:

Boys: long pants, knickers, long socks, cotton button-up shirts, suspenders, old farm hats

Girls: long skirts, dresses, aprons, cotton blouses, bonnets

Little House on the Prairie television show is a good source for ideas.    


   We have many toys and other items of the 1800s for students to experience. No balls of any kind are needed; we are too close to the road.
   In case of rainy weather, we have items for inside, too.


   Textbooks, in use at the time, provide reading, math, spelling, language, and handwriting lessons.
   Two state proficiency skills, a timeline, a compare-contrast exercise will be taught.
   Paper, pencils, slates, and booklets will be provided.
   Each student will receive a certificate.

Text Books:
   A few or all of the following texts, as close to the original content as possible, are used:
       Harvey's Elementary Grammar and Composition
       McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader
       McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book
       Ray's New Intellectual Arithmetic

   If you have any questions or need directions, contact Linda Clements at TourOneRoomSchool@gmail.com and leave a contact name and number.

We look forward to your visit.
~Advance One Room School Teachers


   In case of a morning delay or snow day in your school district, your visit will be postponed and rescheduled.
   We are located in the Tecumseh School District. If Tecumseh is closed due to road conditions or weather conditions, your visit will be postponed and rescheduled.

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