46 kids in this Catholic school classroom. And there's no reason there couldn't be in public school classrooms if the kids would sit down, shut up, and LISTEN to what the teacher is teaching. "Listen to the teacher"! Now there's old fashioned thinking ;
This is basically what our school room looked like in Cheatham County TN. in the Three rooms, wooden desks, wooden floors, a pot belly coal burning stove in the center of the room and outdoor toilets. What wonderful days those were.
So much of our school day was learning from the chalk board. It was the teacher's main teaching tool. You took turns with helping the teacher by cleaning those blackboards at the end of the day-- and "clapping" the erasers clean .