This is my second to last school day memory, as I’m graduating Friday. I’ve saved something extra special for next Saturday’s memory and then I’ll be closing this chapter of my life.
I was somehow able to march all the way through my school years and pull out fun memories, but 6th grade was hard. It was a hard year to be a kid as it is for most. I think that’s why I love tweens so much: I remember how difficult it was to be that age. You aren’t really a child, but you’re not an adult, either. There’s all the questions about who you are and who you’re going to be. Peer pressure also seems to be especially strong those years, or at least it was for me.
Well, there is a memory that I can share that’s reasonably interesting. I’m sure you might have picked up on it, but I’m a good student. Always have been. I always (well, almost, anyway) did what was asked of me and I never turned in anything late.
One day in my reading class in 6th grade, I wasn’t feeling very good, so instead of working on our worksheet, I laid my head down on my desk. The next day I came to class and realized I didn’t have that worksheet completed to turn in, so I turned in what I had. I got an 18% on it, which warranted me a spot in lunch detention which was utterly mortifying for me.
Mrs. P. knew me to be a good student, so she told me that if I did the required lunch detention and completed the worksheet, she would average the 18% with whatever grade I received upon completing it. That was totally worth it to me, as I didn’t want that bad grade on my progress report.
So I did lunch detention, the one time I ever had any sort of detention, and Mrs. P. never gave me my points. Because of that, I got a B in reading, which was, as you can imagine, also rare for me. Needless to say, I didn’t care much for Mrs. P.
Tune in next week for the extra-special school memory!
Other School Day Memories:
Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Kisses and Skunks
2nd and 3rd grade: Spitwads
3rd grade: Laundry Chutes and Floppy Disks
4th grade: Watching Whales
5th grade: Bad Grammar
7th Grade: Teacher Review
8th Grade: 100 Marble Pick Up, Pink Jackets and Saxophones
9th Grade: Science Nerd
10th Grade: Playing in the Rain
11th Grade: Pink
12th Grade: Sleepovers on a School Night
College Freshman Year: My First Day of College, My Second Day of College
College Junior Year: Kidnapping and Frozen Custard
College Senior Year: Why Procrastination Might Not Be My Thing