Jefferson Students Step Back in Time at Heritage School
Mrs. Lynn Pekulik’s class at Jefferson Elementary School recently took a field trip to the Heritage School in Sheboygan, WI.
Built in 1876, Heritage School is very different from the modern conveniences of Jefferson Elementary School. The students used old-fashioned pen and ink to practice penmanship and participated in a spelling bee. The Heritage School teachers explained classroom rules and punishments from that era. Reading, arithmetic on the slate board, and Wisconsin geography topped off the learning experience.
During the school year, Heritage School serves as a living museum for fourth grade classroom curriculum. Students are taught reading, writing, arithmetic, and penmanship with materials circa 1877. This authentically restored and appointed Sheboygan Area School District two room school features a variety of nostalgic exhibits, artifacts, and memorabilia.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 4, 2012