Grade 2 Learns about One-Room Schoolhouses
In the early days of our town, there were no big, yellow school buses to take children to school. There were no cars either. So instead of having all the children go to one central school, like you do today, little schoolhouses were built in each neighborhood. At one point, there were 14 seperate schools in Kent!
Here are how some of our current second graders would have been grouped...
Flanders School in the center of town would have had a big group of 2nd graders!
The Rocks School had a large rock in front of the school that the children played on during their recess and lunch break!
The Bulls Bridge schoolhouse is now a private residence! The original school did not have a playground. If there was snow in the fields, the kids would play on the dirt road. They had to be careful of horse and wagons traveling through!!
Ms. Smith from the Kent Historical Society tried one of the old games that many children played many years ago.
Oops, she missed! Maybe next time.