The first time seeing this one room schoolhouse along side a country road near the small town of Elgin, in southern Minnesota, was exciting to say the least. As we got out of the car and walked closer to the shell of this former schoolhouse, I could almost hear the chalk as it slid across the black board or the children that used to learn under her roof. The images in this post are from the two times we have visited this little gem at two very different times of the year.
This old schoolhouse reminded me not only of the children that walked through the door, but also of the teachers that encouraged these students daily to learn and grow.
I would like to take the time to thank every teacher I have had the privilege of learning from. My fourth grade math teacher that pushed me to apply myself to the schoolwork when I didn’t want to because he knew that I could… and I did. To my Chemistry teacher in college that made learning the subject so fun that I completely understood, without even trying. Math and Science is now one of my strong points, Thank you.
To all the teachers out there, I thank you for your time and dedication you put forth on a day-to-day basis… Keep believing in all of your students and they will believe in themselves.