What Is Your Favorite School Memory?

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 08.21.13
What Is Your Favorite School Memory?

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?

"Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment, until it becomes a memory. - Unknown"
We’d love to hear your favorite school memory. Send us your photos, videos or comment below for a chance to win a Gift Card from Tiffany & Co.

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

We’d love to hear your favorite school memory! Send us your photos, videos, or comment for a chance to win a Gift Card from Tiffany and Co. valued at $100.

If you leave a comment, you are automatically entered for a chance to win the Tiffany & Co. Gift Card

If you send us an additional photo or video, you will be entered for five chances to win the Tiffany & Co. Gift Card.

We're sure you have great stories and we really would love to hear them!

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Entries must be submitted by August 31, 2013




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  • marip1 By marip1

    Back to school shopping is the only fond memory I have. I was a shy kid and hated school.

  • agaphmou By agaphmou

    It was my first year of H.S,at a challenging school, and I was nervous.I walked into my first Spanish class,found a seat and I sat down quietly.In walks a short latina,thin,with short black hair.She wrote her name on the blackboard without saying a word....Carmen Rosa.She smiles and begins talking to us completely in SPANISH! We sat there listening to her speak the hour in shock. When the bell rang,I asked a guy if this was how this class was going to be."I don't know",he said. I walked into Spanish class again the next day.I was dreading it.I didn't even know if she spoke English! I sat down again. She walked in and I held my breath."Good morning everyone",she said, '' Today we're going to learn the Spanish alphabet and its pronunciation" I smiled and opened my binder. The rest of the first year in Spanish class was excellent! It soon became my favorite class and she was my favorite teacher I ever had.

  • hofken By hofken

    My favorite memory was back-to-school clothes shopping Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

  • Go2Mommy By Go2Mommy

    My best memory in school, wow, that's hard because I'm thinking of some of my best moments between high school and college. Thoe are the years in which I found myself, I learned about who I was, what I wanted to be and made the steps needed to get there. Looking back, I would say that my foundation of adulthood was built in high school. it was there, where I met the man who is now the love of my life, we didn't really talk back then, but 8 years later we linked up due to having mutual friends. High school was also where I met a strong part of my support system, my best friends who are now more like my extended family members. My greatest school moment would have to be walking across the stage in high school, knowing that many of my closest friends were going along with me on my journey to college. It was that day, when my life began and I truly became my true self.

  • me_N_theguys By me_N_theguys

    My favorite back to school memories are the ones of me walking into school with my new EVERYTHING on, ready to meet new friends. Now, as a mom, my favorite back to school memories are meet-the-teacher nights when my boys get so excited to see their friends again after a long summer apart.

  • trynitey By trynitey

    One of my favorite memories of school was in high school. I started dating my now husband in 9th grade. I remember walking into school in the morning and he was always there, waiting for me, with a smile on his face like I was the best thing in the world that ever happened to him.

  • marta28 By marta28

    I loved all of the new supplies. The fresh clean sheets of paper, the newly sharpened pencils. How the crayons weren't yet smudged and the markers still had their color. The sheen of the hard plastic pencil case. The feeling that somehow with a new paper and pen in hand you were starting anew on your way to your best self.

  • allysmama By allysmama

    I always loved school supplies so much, I actually asked for them as gifts for my Sept 1st birthday!

  • storm1 By storm1

    My favorite school memory is seeing my best friend on the first day of school. Just being with her helped ease my first day of school jitters.

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