Thank you everyone who posted their favorite elementary school memories on our ! During the past week we have really enjoyed reading about everyone’s experiences whether they were funny, sweet, or touching. Tuesday we selected ten people to win $100 to and thought it would be a cool idea to share some excerpts from their comments:
“I learned how to stand up for myself and use an anti-bullying technique – distraction. Now, as a third grade inner-city teacher, I try to share similar strategies with my students, especially using humor. My students face much worse challenges than I did, confronting the ravages of poverty, abuse, and violence. However, my class loves using joke books to cheer each other up and distract from bullying.” –Colleen
“The teacher gave us a quiz but emphasized that we were to read the whole thing before answering any of the questions. I did; at the end it said to only put my name on the page and wait. Only a few, if any, of my classmates bothered to read the paper before starting it. I got to watch them jump up and down on one foot, spin around three times, draw boxes and triangles on the page… The teacher caught my eye and gave me a big grin and a wink. Now I’m a teacher, and I try to use humor in my lessons whenever possible.” –Julie
“I loved the (whole school) plays we put on – Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Under the Sea. Still have the pictures!!!” –Cindy
Thanks for sharing!