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What is your favorite memory of school? Or your strangest memory? We all have them. Sahre what made the biggest impression on you...elementary, middle, high school...what was it?
Odd you asked this question, as I was just thinking about an incident that happened when I was in the third grade, something I hadn't thought about in years. This would qualify as a "strange" memory, or one that made an impression.
I'm sure most of us remember the hierarchies that existed in school, that started very young, with some kids being popular and treated differently than others, usually for superficial reasons such as looks, athletic prowess, or family background.
During recess one day, the girls were playing a game where one girl was anointed "the queen." She was the most popular girl in third grade. Her name was Tammy and she was blonde, cute, and from a wealthy family. The game got really strange, with the girls being asked to do such things as explain why Tammy was the smartest, the prettiest, the best dressed, etc. I managed to avoid saying anything, but couldn't avoid notice when I balked at the "decree" that we would all line up, then walk one by one in front of Tammy (who was standing up high on an old tree trunk), kneel down to the ground, and declare our subservience to her. Even though it was just a silly game, I could not bring myself to do it. It felt so utterly wrong. Tammy told the other girls that if I didn't kneel before her, none of them could be my friend, and then she ordered me, once again, to do it. I refused, and at this point, I felt so pressured that I was getting scared. The other girls surrounded me and started teasing me and screaming at me to do it, and the louder they yelled the more stubborn I became, even though I was fighting back the tears because it was all so freakishly weird. Finally, two of them grabbed my arms on either side of me and tried to force me to the ground, at which point I tripped one of them, and twisted as hard as I could to get away from the other one. That girl started screaming that I hurt her arm and here came the teacher, who ended the whole thing. I was sure I was in trouble, but the teacher just took me into the principal's office and gave me a sucker (what we called lollipops back then).
I hadn't thought about that incident in years. but now I think that was the first time I realized how truly stubborn I could be! lol
My favourite memory was graduating.
one strange thing that happened was this girl got real mad at somebody and threw her through a glass trophy case in the hallway, she got in more trouble for breaking a football trophy, then hurting the other girl...
Is there really such a thing as a great memory of school? You really have got to be kidding, right?
How about a memory related to school? Such as: walking to school or walking home after school? Those would be my best memories related to school, along with taking flowers to our Crossing Guard - everyone did, we loved her. (by the time I was in 2nd grade, she retired )
By far high school was not my best memories, weird, I was really popular and played sports, etc...just wasn't the best time of my life. Definitely, middle school was such a blast for me, still in touch with those friends...life long friends!
With only a few bad, but relatively minor, incidents; and with generally little I ever found all that memorable; I guess I'd say the day the gym burned down stands out. On the one hand, I felt strangely sad to see the smoke coming out of the school. On the other - yee hah!!!! No gym for the rest of junior year and all senior year!!!
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My elemetary school had a fall carnival every year, complete with hay ride, haunted house, country store, games, food, etc. My friends and I LOVED it!
In Jr. High, my three girlfriends and I skipped school one day are rode our horses up to the school! That was fun, too!
My favourite memory from the elementary grades in school is about the school library...I learned to read early (before I started school) and loved to read while in grades 1 and 2 while most of my classmates weren't all that excited about reading like I was. When I was in grade 3, the librarian had noticed me in the library so much (but I thought I wasn't allowed in certain areas 'cos I never saw my classmates in anything other than the "beginners level" reading aisles) that she showed me the rest of the library and said I was allowed pretty much ANYWHERE I wanted to go in the whole library...
(I know, a geek then, a geek now) That was a great day when I got the unofficial library tour - and the librarian spent about 15 minutes with me, showed me where I was allowed to go get some stools/steps so I could reach the higher shelves and everything. Again, I thought I wasn't allowed to touch certain things I'd seen time and time again within the library or that certain areas and things were 'off-limits' to the "little grade one-ers and two-ers."
The first "big kids" book I got out of the "other section" of the library happened to be a great, big, thick book on Monsters (lol not surprising if you've seen any of my hubs)...on monster movies, more specifically. Scared myself silly for a week reading that book 'til I took it back to the library haha.
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