My daughter started back to school yesterday. She's in 8th grade this year. The "top dog" in Intermediate school. I told her to just wait 'til next year...she'll be at the bottom of the ladder next year! It seems these days that there is a lot of pressure put on the "fish" or freshmen in high school. In the school my daughter will be going to, freshmen are not allowed to talk to seniors; if they are asked to carry a seniors books, they have to, etc. I was thinking back and I don't remember having any "rules" we had to follow as freshmen. One of my girlfriends told me that the freshmen in her school had to wear little "beanies" for a couple of weeks! I can't imagine having to wear one! Too funny!
What are some of your memories from your early school days? I have a great niece who just started school and I was reminded of my first few years in elementary school. Our school had hard wood floors and they were waxed to a gleaming shine right before school started. Back in those days kids dressed up for school, especially the first day. I found out real quickly that pretty, hard soled shoes and freshly waxed floors don't mix! I spent a lot of time on the floor the first few days of school!
Please leave a comment, telling us about one of your fondest memories of starting school! I would love to hear other stories. God bless!