RULES FOR TEACHERS, 1915
You will NOT marry during the term of your contract. You are NOT to keep company with men. You MUST be home between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am unless attending a school function. You MAY NOT loiter downtown in ice cream stores. You MAY NOT travel beyond the city limits without the permission of the chairman of the board. You MAY NOT ride in a carriage or automobile with any man unless he is your father or brother. You MAY NOT smoke cigarettes. You MAY NOT dress in bright colors. You may UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES dye your hair. You must wear AT LEAST two petticoats. Your dresses must NOT be any shorter than two inches above the ankle.
To keep the schoolroom clean you must: Sweep the floor at least once daily. Scrub the floor with hot soapy water at least once a week. Start the fire at 7 am, so that the room will be warm by 8 am.
I guess things do change in education. I wonder what I will learn this week. It is a balancing act: doing what you want to do to get your classroom ready for the first day and learning what the administration wants you to learn to get yourself ready for the year. Most of the time, I’d rather play in my classroom, but there are always a few insights to be gained. I may even learn a new word or acronym!
Today I begin posting Set 2 of my Word of the Day cards. All of Set 1 can be found in past posts. More Word of the Day cards and activities can be found at my TpT store.
We are having technical difficulties working out my guest blog on Sugar and Spice right now! I hope it works. 🙂