Chicks softball team
meetings after school in the gym.
was something that was done between 1st and third grade, but I don't
remember which grade. For each month, there was a bulletin board
that would get decorated and the kids with birthdays in that month
would be profiled. The parent(s) would write a note about the kid
and then the teacher and the kid would post something about himself.
The principal would visit the class and the kid would get his picture
taken with the principal and the polaroid would be posted on the
board as well. I'll never forget how special I felt when it was
my turn to be on the board.
tablet day...we'd have to chew those pink tablets in order to reveal
our tartar in front of the teacher and everyone else! Ewwwwwww.
picture day...we'd be given a comb and get to get out of class to
have our pictures taken. Somes, as in my case, we'd get retakes
and have to do it again. We got to keep the combs to take home.
When the pictures would arrive, everyone would swap!
assemblies in the gymnasium. We'd have to sit cross-legged on the
floor for all the classes to fit.
trips to the Municipal Theatre (now Brady Theatre) downtown to watch
the Philharmonic's kiddy concerts.
and boys being segregated to watch a film about our bodies and puberty
changes. This was done a few times.