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!

3 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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