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“Country School Day”

A little red country school house near the Fischer farm in Hanska, Minnesota was the site of Country School Day for Immanuel-Mankato students in grades 1-4. The school is owned, in part, by Mr. & Mrs. Larry (Marlene) Fischer, members of Grace Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye. They graciously offered and prepared the school house for Immanuel’s use.

On September 20, 1996 students and teachers alike dressed in period clothing and spent the day re-enacting a typical school day of one hundred years ago. The day began with a walk along the gravel road leading to the school, and included sample lessons and activities that were once part of the one-room school routine.

(Immanuel teachers involved in this special outing were Carolyn Gerbitz, grades 1-2, and Lane Fischer, grades 3-4. — Ed.)