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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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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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  • SavvyMomNYC By SavvyMomNYC

    My fondest memories of school are my 6- 8th grade years at my elemenatary school, Villa Maria Academy. Dances, sing-a-longs and putting on Broadway shows were my favorite times in school and to this day I still keep in touch with my teachers and classmates.

  • serenefairy2 By serenefairy2

    I always loved playing Four Square and Horse with my friends during recess when I was young and as I got older I liked learning from my favorite teacher how to play Chess in Chess club.

  • victoria8310 By victoria8310

    I remember how I always felt good and I would just give money away to other students and buy them pretzels and ice cream because I always liked to share. It made me feel really good to see the other kids happy :)

  • jenuits By jenuits

    From third grad through 8th I went to the same small school and had built a reputation for being quiet and shy. I was one of those kids who would pray the teacher would not call on me. Well, for April Fool's Day in 8th grade the teacher sent home a detention slip (as a joke) with the reason given that I was talking too much in class. My parents and my friends got a good laugh out of that one and my mom kept the slip in a scrapbook for me when I graduated.

  • minir79 By minir79

    I remember how excited I was to start school when I turned five and on the first day of school, my teacher scolded me for some silly thing and I ran crying to my mother when she came to visit me in the classroom. She was shocked to see me bursting out in tears and when she came to know that it was just for some silly thing/comment, she told me "This is school honey, You can't always have your way here"..I still remember it. From there it has been a life learning process and I think the best of my years have been when I was in school. Wish, I could freeze time then and never outgrow schooling years. That was carefree time, no worries just had to study and do homework and that's it. Now I advise my kids to enjoy their school years because that is going to the best time of their life.

  • cmcconna By cmcconna

    My favorite school memory was going back to school shopping. I still love to go back to school shopping only now it's for my kids.

  • elizdup By elizdup

    The smell or cookies!!! During lunch and the first day of school. And best of all showing off my new back pack!!

  • Jen_P_Williams By Jen_P_Williams

    I don't remember the specific grade, but around third or fourth, my mom went to the bank and withdrew cash to take me school clothes shopping. I remembering seeing all of the bills in the envelope and thinking, "wow, that's a lot of money. And she is spending it on me." That was the fist year I was super into the items we purchased, and I took great care of everything because I knew what it all really meant.

  • aldoug10 By aldoug10

    My favorite 'school' memory happened yesterday. My daughter started her first teaching job yesterday. She was so excited....she even sent a first day of school picture. :)


    I loved wearing my new clothes and showing off my hairstyles.

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