Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Battle Rock School

I haven't blogged anything for awhile-life has been getting in the way. This is a picture of the one room school house I teach art at, one day a week. Situated in Mc Elmo Canyon, very near the Four Corners of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizonia, Battle Rock School has been a place children have been learning and playing since I think 1911. A irrigation ditch waters the huge cottonwoods in the front and in the back of the school, is a rock slope, full of boulders and cactus- where the kids climb and play and amazingly the only serious injure at the school happened when a kid ran into the school too fast and tripped over the door frame and broke his leg! I have worked in school that had the teachers guarding every corner of the rubber playground and had more injuries!


  1. This is so cool. I love places like this. There is a little red one room school house near my Mom's house! History. . .there is history here. . .and you are helping make history for some very special kiddos!

  2. Julia,
    What a fascinating environment. They are blessed to have you teaching there, and you must be thrilled to be able to work in such a wonderful location. Your work reflects the environment so often. Loved this.

  3. Julia, this is the most uniquely charming image. The thought of you teaching there brings to mind the most interesting ideas. What a wonderful place to teach. How lucky the children are that have you for a teacher.