Personal Yarns
School days, school days, good ole...

Where did you attend school as a child? (the first 6 years or so...) What do you remember about the building and the playground?
From kindergarten through second grade I attended the Metropolitan Learning Center. It's an alternative school in the public district for K-12. I remember thinking it was so cool to have such older kids around. My cousin (who also went there) and I would go to math class, music class, art class, and spend hours reading in the library. We also took swimming lessons. There were tons of murals all over the school and in classrooms that are still there now. The playground, which is next to a park, had this great wooden play structure that I loved.

Do you remember your first day? your teacher's name? best friends? your favorite activity?
I don't remember my first day, but the two teacher's names I remember are Sally and Gail. My cousin and I enrolled at this school at the same time so we could be together since we were only a week apart in age and she was an only child. We practically grew up together until middle school. My favorite activities were going to the library and art class. In art, my big project was chiseling a whale onto this totem pole.

What sort of lunch box did you have? What was usually in it?
The lunch box I had was from this cartoon called Kids something. It was about this group of kids that hung out together and had a club or something. The main character wore glasses and was sort of nerdy. Any one else remember it? For a long time my lunch was always a scrambled egg sandwich on white bread with mayonnaise and lettuce and salted apples. Sometimes I had chips or a Slim Jim, which were special treats!

Describe yourself as an elementary school student.
I was a really good student. I loved school and always listened to the teacher. I had friends, but was always pretty shy.