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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.

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Entries must be submitted by August 31, 2013




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  • glkhicks By glkhicks

    My favorite school memory is actually going shopping with my wonderful Mama . . . We didn't have a lot of money, since Mama was a school teacher and Daddy was a police officer, however, we had A LOT of love and a lot of fun! Mama would take me to this awesome store, (Watson's) in Somerset, Kentucky . . . She would let me try LOTS of beautiful outfits on, then she would let me choose whatever I wanted (within budget), then, we would go out to eat, which was huge luxury for us! Miss her so much! Love you, Mom!

  • lauralee By lauralee

    I vividly remember our family rituals--shopping for new school supplies, cutting up paperbags to make book covers, getting dressed up for the first day, and the annual first day of school photo (image being loaded separately!)

  • amydwill By amydwill

    My favorite school memory was the time in Kindergarten when I played the giant's wife when we performed Jack and the Beanstalk...

  • Kamick By Kamick

    My best (and worst) memory was transferring to a new high school in the middle of the year. I was scared and nervous because I didn't know anyone or anything about the school. The first day was horrible, but the second week I met the guy that would end up being my husband. High school sweethearts. We got married a year after we graduated and have been inseperable since the first time we met.

  • erinzempel By erinzempel

    My favorite school memory is that on the first day of school every year, my mom would take a photo of me. It always was such a fun thing for us to do and a rite of passage so to speak. It is fun to go through them as an adult and watch myself grow each year!

  • tara19652006 By tara19652006

    playing in the blocks in kindergarten

  • missbunny By missbunny

    In my Junior year of high school, my beloved French teacher announced to the class that she'd be retiring. Immediately we banded together, as her third year French students, to come up with enough money to get her a $100 gift card to one of her favorite French bakeries, as well as surprise her on her second-to-last day with balloons, flowers, and cards. She was touched by our gestures and could hardly teach the class without tears in her eyes (we were all bawling.) The next day as we entered her classroom for the final time, the scent of croissants was thick in the air. She had used the gift card we got her to buy pastries for the entire class. I'll never forget the most genuinely kind woman I've ever met, and I still look up to her to this day. Maintenant, je suis triste.

  • UnicornsNGlitter By UnicornsNGlitter

    My memory is from kindergarten, we went to the fair for a field trip & our fair is the last in the state and it is in October. I remember the sounds, the scents, the taste of the great food, the animals,seeing the other kids ride the rides, (we weren't allowed then) & most importantly I remember it was the first major trip to an event like that without my parents & with my friends, it made me feel grown up. I will never forget that day, it's associated with a lot of my favorites, such as Fall being my favorite season, the smell of apples & cotton candy are a couple of my favorite scents & I adore animals.

  • morningstar By morningstar

    I always looked for to school shopping and wearing my favorite outfit on the first day.

  • sgschm By sgschm

    My favorite school memories are the smell of fresh cut grass in the very early mornings on the playground when I was in first grade, the feeling of triumph and exhilaration when I won spelling bees, and winning class president in high school.

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