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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.

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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  • maneka By maneka

    My favorite school memory was whenever I was able to drive to school - always stopping in the mornings with my sister to get something for breakfast and hanging out with my friends before the school bell would ring!

  • aeayala By aeayala

    Definitely freshman going into sophomore year of high school. We went on a field trip to the beach and my guy friends played catch with me. They literally threw me back and forth to each other! My good friend T was there and he had a great day too. Later on we'd lose touch over the years, but we reconnected on Facebook. Somehow we found our way back into each other's lives and into each other's arms.

  • punchnpie1015 By punchnpie1015

    When I was a first grader back in the early 1980s, we did a "pen pal" project. We wrote our names and addresses on a piece of paper and each student was given a helium balloon (in either blue or gold, our school colors) with a message on it asking whomever found the balloon to write us back and let us know where the balloon was found! A few weeks later, I received a letter in the mail from a girl about my age who lived in a town about 50-100 miles away (can't recall exactly) saying she found my balloon! I was so excited because my balloon traveled SO far away and I was the only person in my whole class to receive a response. We were "pen pals" for a few years but lost contact.

  • angelmk By angelmk

    My birthday is September 4th so it was always either the first day of school or right around that first day,I received a lot of school related items as gifts,clothes shoes etc and when I was very young, I didn't care for that so much butas I got older, I loved it !! I could not wait to see my "school" related gifts. Going back to school is right before Autumn and it has always been my favorite season so September is a magical month still to me, it brings celebration,new beginnings and Autumn !!

  • Abbysh By Abbysh

    The first day of kindergarten, my teacher put me on the wrong bus home. I was having a blast with everyone on the bus until I was the last one, and the bus driver realized he still had someone to drop off with no more stops on his list! I was pretty good a giving him directions, along with the help of the school. I made it home MUCH later and my mom was terribly upset, I just thought it was a cool limo ride!

  • Charliegirl01 By Charliegirl01

    My fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Eads would let me come and go as I pleased. My grades were always very good and I finished my work quickly. She would let me go work in the library and I would enjoy the freedom and trust that she had given me, with care. There were times when the entire class would finish their work and she would ask me to go to the front of the class and sing. She loved for me to sing Silver Wings. I have never felt so appreciated and worthy of praise in any other class room. She gave me such self confidence and begged me to never stop singing. I sing in everything and everything I do now and I am so happy with my life. Being happy and not craving more is such a peaceful feeling and I wish I could tell her today, she is my favorite school memory. I have many years of school after 5th grade but, Mrs. Eads class just shines.

  • bridgetem By bridgetem

    My elementary school used to post the class lists on the door right before school started. I used to walk to the school all the time and would be so excited to see what teacher I had and who else was in my class. Even when I was older and hated school I loved the anticipation of finding out what teachers/classes I had and comparing with my friends. Kind of a boring memory, but it was one of the things I really enjoyed :)

  • zuzubailey By zuzubailey

    Believe it or not my favorite school memory was the first day at school after I got my glasses in the 4th grade. I could not believe how much better I could read the board and just see in general. I had no idea that the world could look so clear. Fortunately I didn't get any teasing and my grades improved so much I could not wait to go to school every day!

  • vlan2013 By vlan2013

    My favorite memory was when I was in kindergarten. My mom worked at my school teaching DARE to the 4th and 5th graders and they all knew who I was so often times at lunch one of them would come get me and bring me to sit with them for lunch! It was so much fun being able to eat lunch with the 'big kids'.

  • jcech1 By jcech1

    Mine was my 5th grade Teacher Mr Borg he was a Railroad man and the only male teacher at the school who became a teacher. I was a 5' 10" shy awkward girl without many friends and so unsure of myself. He recognized this and from the first day went out of his way to make me feel special and make me the One in class. He let me take the roll, hold the flag for the salute run his errands. Win and Art contest in class. Anything to make me feel special for the first time and not so awkward. He really brought me out of my shell and I will always remember him and Thank him for that.

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