Most of you reading this are too young to know what the 3 R's mean so for you "youngsters" out there I will enlighten you. In years past, in the days of the one room schoolhouse, the 3 R's meant, Reading (w)Riting and (a)Rithmatic. I KNOW that those words aren't spelled correctly but stay with me here folks. Here on 5th Street in Coralville, Iowa resides one of the last remaining one-room schoolhouses left in the United States. Through these doors are examples of books, desks, coal burning stoves, and even the "slates" children used to do their homework on when they attended school. To visit this museum is to experience first hand how children learned int he days before computers and "spell check". It is a wonderful example of a simpler time in which the basics were taught to the children. Though this museum is great by any standard, I wish there were more examples of actual work completed by children of this era. With the addition of such work, this museum would be virtually complete!
If you have never seen a one-room schoolhouse or even if you have, I invite you to come visit Coralville's schoolhouse and see for yourself what life was like in a simpler less hectic time and place.