Monday, February 17, 2014

52 Weeks of Sharing Memories - What I Remember About Fourth Grade

Lorine McGinnis Schulze at Olive Tree Genealogy has challenged us to keep a weekly journal of our own memories in 52 Weeks of Writing our Memories for our future generations. This will be a good way for me to record what little I still remember!

Third grade was my last year at Sallas Mahone Elementary School. The new (now the old) S. L. Mason Elementary School was completed on Azalea Drive (in Valdosta, Georgia) for the district I lived in, so I started fourth grade there. It was much closer to where I lived, and I could walk or ride my bike to school.

My fourth grade teacher was Mrs. Norvell. I really liked her. Our principal was Hadley McDuffie. I liked him a lot, too. I remember how he used to come into the noisy lunchroom and clap his hands as loudly as he could as a signal to us to quiet down. It worked. For a little while.

The lunchroom at S. L. Mason Elementary School (from Google Earth streetview)

I was a picky eater, and as I mentioned in my post about 2nd and 3rd grades, I hated lunchroom food. I don't remember if this happened in 4th or 5th grade, but I remember one of the lunchroom ladies giving me a handful of canned potato sticks wrapped up in a napkin. She noticed I didn't eat my lunch, and she didn't want me to be hungry the rest of the day. How sweet! But I was totally embarrassed. I never got good marks on my report card for "Eats a good lunch."

4th Grade

Here I am in my fourth grade class photo. That's me in the middle.
I loved that blue dress with the sailor collar!

I'm having trouble separating fourth grade memories and fifth grade memories.They sort of blend together. I remember playing hopscotch and Chinese jump rope a lot. I loved them!


No comments:

Post a Comment