Thursday, May 28, 2015
The year at Stanford grade school started smoothly due to the competence of its teachers, most of who had been there many years. The experience of principle Bill was valuable too. He was easy to get along with and worked closely with the teachers and the curriculum. I appreciated his help in getting started and I enjoyed the children. They were country kids for the most part and hadn’t developed the sassy attitude I remembered of some Washington Grade School kids I had known when I attended the eighth grade in Miles City. I was able to keep up with the math classes by doing my homework evenings, and survived social studies. The problem area for me was Industrial Arts. It was held in the basement where a massive amount of old furniture was stored. There were few tools to work with and no supplies. Bill said I had a small budget to purchase startup supplies.
* Taken from "Which Road Should I Follow?, Volume 2, Roles and Responsibilities of an Educator", an autobiography by Edwin K. Hill.