We are on Week 10 of our 52 weeks of Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey Journal. I hope everyone will join me this week to talk about memories of your first day of school and of your first year.
For many of us that is Kindergarten. What do you remember? Did your mom tell you how you acted that first day? Were you happy? Sad?
Lord Elgin Public School
I recall my first day vividly! I was already reading (at a very beginning level!) when I started Kindergarten and I was very excited to see all the picture books in my new classroom! But the teacher told me I was not allowed to touch the books, none of the children were - she would read them to us. I told her I could read but she told me I was mistaken, that we children would learn to read at school.
The rest of my first day is a blur, but I do remember not liking school very much that first year!
My Kindergarten Picture
Perhaps you have some memories too, or photos that will jog your mind? I've found that the more you write, the more memories flood back that you thought you had lost. Try it, join us and write your own memories as a comment here to this blog post or on your own blog or privately in your own journal at home. Remember, we're writing this for our descendants, and any words we can give them will be a wonderful gift.