Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Back To School!
Well, for that matter, it seems not all that long ago that I was the one having that first day excitement! I can remember the excitement the night before (would I ever fall asleep?), wondering who was in my class, who my teacher was, where I would sit! I loved elementary school.
Did you have the cafeteria tables that would fold up at the end of the day, and create room for assemblies? I think they have tables and chairs at schools now. I took my lunch to school (in the brown paper bag, never really had a lunch box) and would buy lunch on the chili/peanut butter sandwich day. That was my favorite!
I loved spelling tests. I've always had a natural "feeling" for spelling, so it came easy to me. (this is probably why I loved it. And, I sure hope I don't misspell anything now that I've bragged on myself) I loved the idea of numbering my paper and spelling the word, and getting a nice big fat 100 written in red ink. Sometimes, I'd even get a smiley face or a star on there. THAT was a good day.
Yeah, no tears for me on the first day of school this year, but certainly a bit of longing for those wonderful school days of yore and the magic of that first golden day. I miss that chance to start over every September. I miss being read to. And, I miss that red 100, concrete approval that I had done something good. Ah, those were the days!
(These pictures are three of the schools I attended in my youth)