For 5th grade I attended class in the new addition. It was a nice classroom. Again, the blackboard was to the right of the door. Two cupboards and hooks and shelves for coats were to the left. The back wall had a sink and drinking fountain on it. A window was in the back corner. Bulletin boards were across from the door. This is also the classroom that 12 years later, the man who would become my husband was teaching in.
Today, the school is basically the same. A few years ago they added another wing to the elementary. It is behind and parallel to the wing in the picture above.
My family moved 25 miles north to Harbor Beach, Michigan in January of 1968. I attended one semester of fifth grade and then sixth grade in Harbor Beach Elementary School. The elementary school was on the south side of the building that housed all K-12 grades. It was a little bigger than Deckerville, but still considered a small school. The classrooms were very similar to other elementary classrooms with chalkboards, bulletin board, hooks for coats, desks and cupboards. This school is the one that changed the most through the years. The district eventually built a separate elementary school and the wing I had gone to in 5th and 6th grade was the science and math wing in high school. The district also built onto the school sometime in the early 70's. They have recently built onto the high school again. The building is once again a K-12 school. I haven't been in the high school since 1981, when I interviewed for a teaching job.