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Rhame Students Visit 19 Century Schooling

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Rhame Avenue Elementary School’s third graders in Mrs. Heidi Kreit, Mrs. Ashley Donovan, Mrs. Erin Kennedy and Mrs. Sarah Kane’s classes recently experienced what life was like in a one room schoolhouse in the 19th century. 

Members of the Long Island Children's Museum visited the students and spoke about the difficulties teachers faced during that time and student expectations. In addition, students also learned how to jot down arithmetic problems on slate boards with chalk and then wrote in cursive using ink and quill pens, while attempting not to smudge.