Lily of the Valley
The Lily of the Valley is a one-room schoolhouse located in Cherokee. It is operated seasonally by the Cherokee County Retired School teachers, whose goal is to teach today's youth how their ancestors were taught, when people first settled into the valley that is located next to the Little Sioux River in Cherokee.
Back to school -
Molly Ver Heul is pictured above handing out a third-grade reader to Jim Shima's third grade class from Roosevelt Elementary School in Cherokee. Ver Heul is one of the volunteer teachers at Lily of the Valley, the one-room schoolhouse located on the Iowa Hwy. 3 By-pass in Cherokee.
A world inside a book -
Hannah Sayler is pictured looking at one of the many period books that are used to showcase the learning experience at the Lily of the Valley one-room schoolhouse in Cherokee.
Visiting and learning -
Jim Shima's third-grade class from Roosevelt Elementary School in Cherokee spent the morning on Wednesday visiting and learning at the Lily of the Valley one-room schoolhouse.
Taking a break -
Alayne Graybill takes a short break from looking at her McGuffeys' Third Eclectic Reader book while she was attending Lily of the Valley school on Wednesday morning
Reading group -
Lily of the Valley teacher Barb Pruett is giving a reading lesson to several students from Roosevelt Elementary in the traditional style of teaching that many of these children's great-grandparents were taught.
Reading lesson -
While attending Lily of the Valley School on Wednesday, Layne Reinert had a chance to brush up on his reading skills.