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Your First day of School
- Do you remember the day?
- The weather
- What you wore
- How you got there
- Who took you to school
- Where was the School
- Any stories?
- How old were you?
- Were you perhaps home schooled or taught in a different way to the usual traditional methods - such as were you in a remote area and lessons conducted using the phone etc
- Do you have any other memories or thoughts of your first day of school?
Or perhaps ask a sibling, parent, child etc
- Caution - do not spend lots of time on your junior school that will be in another prompt!
I remember her taking me inside to the teacher and then leaving. I was told to go stand on the stairs until everyone else showed up as we were extremely early.
|Taken from Walden's website - The staircase leading to the upper level of the school.|
According to my report card, I started in January 1978, which made my age to be 6. I do remember wearing a winter coat and had gloves attached to it with a hood.
The school I attended is Walden Elementary School which is within the Valley Central School District in Walden, NY.
|Walden Elementary School Building - Image taken from www.panoramio.com|
|Walden Elementary School's entrance - from www.recordonline.com|
I remember walking into the classroom. There were areas to paint, play with blocks, and the other side had wooden desks. Each desk had something on it with crayons. We were to go to a desk and use the crayons on the paper it had on it. I remember the crayons being huge ones and we used them, I think, the whole year I was there.
Each day we were to have a quarter (25 cents) and we got a small pint of milk and a cookie to have while we were there. I remember sometimes my mother wouldn't have the money and I would be brought to everyone's attention because I didn't have the money and that meant I couldn't have any milk or the cookie. It made me very uncomfortable in front of everyone.
I do remember the years I attended elementary school being very snowy and cold. In fact, when I looked up 1978, I found there was a bad snow storm, but didn't realize how bad it was.
|New York snowed up: the normally congested Northern Boulevard in Queens is transformed into a winter park, 7 February 1978. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis|