I'm talking say, pre-school to 3rd grade.
For some reason earlier I was thinking about my early school days as a kid, and aside from not liking being away from my mommy (yea I was a major mommas boy) there were some things I liked.
SRA's. Remember those things? The reading comprehension cards with questions you had to answer afterwards? I remember them being color coded too and I always liked doing them.
When we were done with our work, we got to play with clay that was kept in tubs on the window sill. I used to try so hard to get my work done fast (and probably incorrectly) so that I could get one of the few prized tubs of clay to play with.
Ditto's. Pre copy machines, there were ditto machines. Man I used to love the smell of ditto's. Plus they had that lovely shade of purple! And I always remember them being "damp" whenever teacher would go get things "dittoed" and brought back to class to hand out. Are ditto machines even used today?
Half days at school because it was too hot. We didn't have a/c, so when it was going to be super hot, they'd let us go home around noon. Awesome!
Parent-teacher conferences. Of course I didn't like those for fear they'd tell my folks something bad, but I did like going to the school and waiting in the car. I was fascinated with being at the school when it was dark outside. It was just such a different place.
These are just a few of my fun memories of my early school days. What are yours?