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What Is Your Favorite School Memory?

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.

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Entries must be submitted by August 31, 2013




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  • Annabella By Annabella

    My favorite memory of school is always related to back to school shopping! My mother and I went to this lovely department store called Bonham's wherein I was outfitted with my (at the time) dream wardrobe: a tweed jacket and skirt, a pink cashmere sweater and my personal favorite: "Candies" label clogs with fur lining! I was in heaven and if not quite ready for school, then ready to be seen wearing my clothes at school!

  • msfriendly By msfriendly

    I always remember going shopping for clothes and supplies. We didn't have alot of money, but my Mom would always make it a special day by going out to lunch and making a full, fun day of it. I did the same with my daughter when she was little.

  • siyue52 By siyue52

    My favorite memory of school is hard to choose because there were so many. I'll just tell one. At the end of first grade my reading teacher told me to see her after school. I was scared that I was in trouble, but I went to her classroom after school just like she told me to. She told me that she appreciated that she never had to write my name on the board as a warning for being bad the whole school year and so she got me something. It was in a brown paper bag and she told me not to look at it until I got home. On the bus the other kids wanted to see it but I had promised not to look at it so I closed my eyes and let them look at it. Then I ran home and exclaimed "Mommy, Daddy look what my teacher gave me!" and I reached in the bag and pulled out my very own teddy bear! It was the best surprise ever!

  • jaxgma By jaxgma

    Mt favorite school memory is the day my sister missed the bus. We were all waiting together at the bus stop, and she hid behind a bush, then ran home after the bus picked up the rest of us. She had a hard time explaining that to my mom!

  • kaskap By kaskap

    I loved in 6th grade going to outdoor Ed for the week.

  • robin106 By robin106

    My favorite memory is of when my daughter was in 2nd grade. She came home from school and in a very serious voice told me she had lost her underwear on the schoolbus.(Not, of course, the pair she was wearing.) I asked what she meant and she said that when she got off the bus that morning the bus aide picked up a pair from the floor and asked if they were hers She was stunned and said no, but told me they really were. Just the thought of it made me start laughing, which in turn made my daughter see the humor of the whole situation. We then figured out that morning she had put two stuffed animals in her backpack and she must have picked up a pair of underwear and when she took the stuffed animals out on the bus her underwear fell out on the floor. Not only that she said " That was my favorite pair!" Ten years later I still laugh when I think of it.

  • DaughterOfAKing By DaughterOfAKing

    The first day of school is my favorite memory. I would pick which new outfit I would wear and have it laid out for morning. The smell of new clothes, etc. It's more than just a memory but a feeling. New books, new classroom, new teacher, seeing old friends. I don't know, there's just something about the first day of school.

  • sharon3377 By sharon3377

    i always liked and enjoyed back to school shopping,got new clothes,new shoes,and school supplies,

  • Callie1981 By Callie1981

    My fave school memory is playing in the show at recess

  • CaptainCassie By CaptainCassie

    My favorite part of going back to school was always the school supplies. I'm such a nerd! I loved getting everything ready- my folders and notebooks, pencils and pens. Organizing everything was so much fun to me- by far the best part of going back!

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