Sunday, August 24, 2008

Weekend Wandering

Please answer today's question here or on your own blog, any time until next weekend. Just link to this blog (or to this post) so I can follow the progress of the discussion.

The question is: Do you remember your first day of school?

18 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

I remember my first-ever day of school and the smell and shine of the big red pencils for new writers. I had no desire to be there and saw no purpose. How I missed my mother!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

l will post today on this David...great question...

womaninawindow said...

I posted on a variation of this last week. It was a lot of fun for me. But really, I want to offer someone up for a post of the day and I'm unsure how to do it. Is it here that I come? Well, here it is just in case.

http://stompergirl.blogspot.com/2008/08/confession.html

Take a visit. It's well worth the read for any parent.

erin

Moannie said...

My first school was at the bottom of Dial Hill in Clevedon,Somerset,1948 and I was four. I lived in St.Edith's Orphanage and begged to be allowed to go, in a long crocodile with all the older children and I suppose the idea pleased the nuns as I was the youngest and needed the supervision of a sister who could then be freed up to do whatever it was the nuns did when we were not around. It was a two roomed school house and I remember the nauseating smell of hot milk and the sight of a boy, trousers down, across the knees of the teacher as she tweezed splinters out of his bottom.

ratmammy said...

yes!!!! kindergarten, septemer 1967... good lord~! there was three of us that were new and we were scared... we each picked on another of us, and followed each other around that first morning.... i think it was me, ,and nancy and karen... at the last reunion we even talked about it. some memories never fade

Daryl said...

Interestingly I dont .. but I do have a lot of earlier childhood memories and ones of later school years but I dont remember much about the first day of school as a little kid .. I skipped kindergarden and went straight into first grade .. something to do with the month I was born in ..


:-Daryl

Rhea said...

My first day of pre-school? no. I don't remember any first days of school except the first day of school IN A NEW TOWN, and the first day of high school. Those are memorable.

Steph said...

I'd love to answer this one, but I don't remember my first day!

:(

your author said...

I have just made a post on your question, David...you do stir the memories, not all of them good.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

hope to write this one up some time this week

CrazyCath said...

Not the first day at school...
I remember earlier in playschool (now called nursery), and I remember my first school and first teacher, and some events from then, but not the first day strangely enough...

Mary Isabella said...

I remember it as though it were yesterday instead of 1959. My Grandmother was an accomplished seamstress. She had made me lots of new clothes for school. On the first day I wore a light green dress with a lace collar and a green sash.
I was treated as it was every morning to a big breakfast. Which at our house was homemade biscuits, with homemade jellies and jams. This was followed by bacon fried to a crispy crunchy state, and two eggs soft scrambled. Which was washed down by a large glass of ice-cold milk.
Then my Grandmother walked me to school where after meeting all the other children and my teacher I promptly threw-up all over my new dress and school shoes.

I can only image the first impression I left. LOL

leslie said...

What a great question at this time of year for those of us in the Americas. I did a post on it so I hope you come over to read it.

babooshka said...

I had to write about this on once at school itself. Yes I do. I will definitely try and work this one into a post.

CHEWY said...

I don't want to remember. I'm sure I was extremely apprehensive and crying.

Karin said...

I remember parts of my first day at school. I was a very shy, very nervous little girl and think I would have preferred my mom to stay with me all day to hold my hand! Since I am left-handed, I was ridiculed and teased by a number of the other children about writing (or rather colouring at that point) with the "wrong hand". Unfortunately, I don't remember it as a very happy time of my life. I just hope I can make it more of a positive experience for my own children!

BlouKous said...

I remember my first day of school, because one of my new class mates wailed very loudly and enthusiatically for 2 hours after his mom left. Even being offered some sweets by the teached wouldn't calm him down which whereas I was practically drooling at the sight! Being a boy it wasn't a very good start to his schooling career.

Peggy said...

Good question. I posted here:
http://pticester.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/weekend-wandering/