Since we’re moving into the back-to-school season, today I’ll share 3 memories of school.
1. I remember my kindergarten teacher coming to my house to meet me before the school year began. She visited each child in his home. I think she even brought me a schoolbus nametag to wear on the first day of school.
2. I remember Miss Booth, my fourth grade reading teacher who was fresh out of college, reading aloud to us. She had the best read-aloud voice and she used all the right inflections and just brought the stories to life. I also remember she asked us all to bring snowboots and coats and mittens and everything to school one snowy day so we could play outside in the snow and build snowmen during recess.
3. I remember being moved around in Mr. Tenney’s math class in sixth grade. It didn’t matter where I sat, I talked to whomever I sat beside. Finally, in frustration, he moved my desk all the way to the back of the room, away from all the other students’ desks and beside his. So . . . I talked to Mr. Tenney. And he let me. And he talked back. But I guess, at least, I was not distracting other children.
What school memories do you have?