Class will soon be in session at the Little Red Schoolhouse, and this summer we will explore "Inventions in Iowa: Early to Modern."
Our summer program is for students who have finished first grade through sixth grade. We meet from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday, for one week.
What do we do? We get to see what school was like 100 years ago. We do reading, writing, and arithmetic, but we also do lots of recess! We write on slates, sing old songs (quite a few about Iowa), learn fun games, and make some creative crafts.
For our Iowa inventions focus this year, we'll learn about the people who invented life-changing items such as the corn-picker, trampoline, rotary pump, Eskimo Pie, and more. We'll find out what inspired these creative people to invent and innovate, and we'll take a visit to our neighbor, the Ice House Museum, to see some more "cool" inventions there!
Each Friday, we will host parents, family, and guests at 11:00 am to show them what we’ve learned—and to serve them the ice cream we’ll make on Thursday. It’s always a grand finale to a wonderful week of summer!