School is an important rite of passage for everyone. To some kids it's fun and exciting, to others it's a boring daily routine; and at both their favorite and most despised place. But those of us who have been out of school, we know that school days are the best times of your life!
What’s your favorite school memory? A teacher? Recess? Your classroom crush? Back-to-school shopping? Playing team sports?
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To get you started, here are favorite school memories from the team at SheSpeaks, and a few other notable people we like.
“I remember, on my first day of Kindergarden I was extremely nervous to take the bus for the first time. I sat right in the front, but when my older (and not always inclusive) brother boarded the bus, he took my hand and led me to the back to sit with him and his friends informing me that the back of the bus was "where the cool kids sat." I definitely needed that boost!" - Amy
"In the 4th grade I transferred to a new K-8 Catholic school. The uniforms (plaid jumpers) from both schools were so similar that my mom refused to order a new pair for me. Needless to say my plaid jumper stuck out from everyone else's until about the 7th grade!" - Theresa
"My family and I would always have a back to school dinner before the school year started." - John
"One of my favorite back-to-school memories is not actually going back to school but looking at the first day of school pictures months and years later - the kids are so cute and the new backpack for school always looks so crisp and ready for a new year of adventures!" - Ann
“My favorite part of going back to school was always shopping for school supplies. Being the nerd that I am, I loved having fresh notebooks and pens! Supplies shopping may have been my favorite part of summer.” - Emily
“I remember taking a picture with a group of friends at a “back-to-school” picnic hosted by the College. We weren’t told that the picture was going to be used for various marketing pieces for the school. So we were surprised to find that picture in every poster, view book and marketing material the entire time we were there. I was always recognized as the “poster-child” by people, but it really was a great picture that made for great marketing!” – Christine
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I had an awesome teacher in 2nd grade. She let us help bake homemade bread in the school kitchen and melt crayons and turn them into candles. No matter how many other crayons we added to the mix, the resulting product was a lumpy bright orange mess, lol. Then she let us paint the school windows with tempera paint, especially during the holidays. I still remember spilling purple paint all over my new dress at school one day but she was super nice and reassuring about it so I didn't feel bad... and as they say, it all came out in the wash later. I have the fondest memories of school thanks to her!
I remember my mom always taking a picture of my sister, brother and I the first day of school outside by our home. We lined up by height, me being the oldest. We had our crisp, clean, new clothes on and all of our new crayons, pencils and paper in our book bag. It's was kind of scary but also fun to see all the kids that we never saw all summer. There was always the wonderment of how the new teacher was going to be, easy or stern. I was always very shy so it was hoped that it would be a nice teacher.
My favorite school memory is all the time in the pool for swim team in high school. I made so many good friends, had some great races, and am so glad I survived all those tough after school practices.
The smell or cookies!!! During lunch and the first day of school. And best of all showing off my new back pack!!
When I was in Elementary School, teachers often switched grades that they taught. Therefore, I had the strictest teacher for two different grades. Although she had a very low tolerance for simple annoyances like pencil tapping, nail biting, chair rocking, or the word, "ain't," she was the kindest woman at heart. She always had creative ways to make every child (even out-of-towners, like myself) fit in: She selected me to play the lead in the First grade Christmas play, bought jacks for a disadvantaged friend so she would be the go-to girl at recess, and, best-of-all, taught us all to work together to do a May-Pole for our parents in Fifth grade. It took a great deal of patience to get us to learn to create it, but it was absolutely beautiful, and a source of pride for all of us! In writing this, I wish I could win a necklace for Mrs. Kelly. She's a perfect example how even the roughest stones can be gems.
I don't remember it, but my mom always tells my kids. It was my first day of Pre-K, I did not want to stay in School, I started crying as soon as I step I the School. Next day I went to School crying and as soon as I saw my favorite teacher I hold on to here hand, but still crying. This went for couple of weeks. The funny part is when it was parent teacher conference, my teacher said to my mom that your daughter is so cute and quiet, but she was surprised when I took the chair to open the top lock to get out of the door. My parents were shocked as I am very quiet and shy kid.Even couple year back when I saw her in the mall she was telling the story to my kids. It is one of my favorite memory.
My favorite school memory would have to be starting a new school in the middle of freashman year of high school - I was pretty nervous and didnt know anyone - Meet a few girls at lunch to sit with and they are still my best friends. I also love the school dances/proms - they were always a fun time. School itself I never liked but got trough it - i was never aloud to stay home (sick or not i was going) besides the last day of school. That was the only day I was aloud to take off
My favorite memory is that my gradnparents used to take my sister and I out every year, right before school started, to by us a new school/fall wardrobe. My grandmother would drag my grandpa shopping w us, even though he complained he didn't want to go....he would then sit in a chair and wait for us to finish. Then, off to lunch and then we got to model our clothes like fashion show to our parents, aunt, uncles, etc. Now tha I am older, I can see that my grandfather would never miss our shopping rituals and enjoyed the time w his onlt grandkids (at that time). New clothes for a new school year, what I wouldnt do to go back and spend another day shopping and spening time with my grandparents again!
I had two favorite parts of going back to school- 1. shopping for new clothes! What girl doesn't love that part of preparing for a new year? and 2. getting the book lists of the novels I was to read in Advanced English in high school. I couldn't wait to see what wonderful stories the teachers had picked out for us to explore for the year!