Some kids from our homeschool co-op went to Turkey Creek School in Enid, OK today for a field trip. Turkey Creek is a one-room school house built around 1896. Children wear pioneer clothing and actually get to participate in a day of school like is was back in the early 1900's. This was by far my girl's favorite field trip - perhaps ever. It's right up their alley because they loooove Little House on the Prairie. I highly recommend this trip to anyone considering going.
They started out their day practicing handwriting with an ink and nib pen. They moved on to other subjects including orthography (spelling), mental math, history, reading and geography. The children had to bring a lunch that would have been eaten back in the day, minus any "luxuries" such as Lunchables or using sandwich baggies. Recess included playing period games and they had a super fun merry-go-round. The school day ended with a Spelling Bee and all the kids were awarded participation certificates.
Before we left, we toured the museum on their grounds. It was a really neat museum that told of Oklahoma's unique and rich history.