Week 44: Elementary School

Originally Published:  December 16, 2011

I went to four different elementary schools as a child.

I went to Jones Elementary for kindergarten.  I don’t remember a lot about that year except for the reading circles that I loved.

Then, I went to Tyson Elementary for 1st grade.  I mostly remember sitting on the hill at recess and watching the other kids play.  I was extremely shy and just wanted to disappear into the background when I was a little kid.

For second and third grades, I went to Washington Elementary school.  When I went to this school, I was in a split class for third grade (third and fourth grades were in the same room).   I was still really, really shy and didn’t make friends easily but my sister and I made friends with some girls down the street and we would go to their house and play or they would come to ours and play.  We also would walk home from school with them most days.

In the summer between third and fourth grades, we moved to Green Forest.  So I went to Green Forest Elementary school from 4th through 6th grades.  I had a few more friends there and our cousins lived down the street.

Week #44 – Elementary School

Week 44. Elementary School. Describe your grammar/elementary school (or schools). Were they big or small? Are any of these schools still in existence today? If so, how have they changed since you went there?

This challenge runs from Saturday, October 29, 2011 through Friday, November 4, 2011.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.