Most of the time kids in the frontier wouldn’t go to school. Schools were open two or three months on a year. Usually school was open only in winter because children would not work on the farms but if the teacher moved away, school would close. If another teacher came along the school will open again for a while. Many people did not learn or write. The schools were called blab school because everyone blabbed. All the boys and girls were in only one class. The teacher was called schoolmaster. The blab schools were not free. The parents had to pay a dollar or two to the schoolmaster. The kids learned mathematics. They took turns reading the bible and spelling was the most important subject.
sad_house.jpg