Yesterday I read to the four fourth grades at Weisenberg Elementary School in the Northwestern Lehigh School District in two separate sessions. A big thank you goes to Mrs. Brooke Storms, fourth grade teacher, who made all the arrangements for my visit. After each session, one student’s name got pulled from a basket. That lucky student received an autographed copy of my book, Pearl of Richmond School.
One of the most interesting questions of the day was ” Why did the one-room school teachers make the students write with their right hands?” To our present way of thinking, it does seem hard to understand. Can you imagine those left handed pupils who were forced to use their right hands?