Did you like school? Were you a good student?
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I liked school a lot. I was a teacher's pet kind of student. I loved filing and grading papers and just helping out whenever they needed it. I didn't have a whole lot of friends. I made mostly A's and B's. I wasn't big on a lot of the other students though....never understood how or why some of them would act the way they did. To me, teachers are like a second set of parents.....you listen to them and respect them. They are there to help you and guide you. I guess I lucked out and got all good teachers, I have heard some horror stories about teachers that just should not be teaching.
I absolutely LOVED school...but only to hang with my friends. Not necessarily for learning. I loved dance and cheerleading and sports and friends.... I never got a love of learning, never saw the importance of an education really...
but DANG I had great cool friends...LOL...
it was ok, i couldnt read till 5th grade when a mean teacher finally noticed and got me some help(phonics)!!hahahah very thankful for her!
lots of bullies around, reason i homeschool, hate to see kids bullied!
i liked the work, classes, teachers, couple of the kids, haha,
i wasnt popular, never followed what others did, no trouble (unless the bullies told on me) no drugs or drinking, my friends and i would head for the mountains, write songs sing camp nature logging sports hike all the way! i grew up in the 70s
It would depend upon if you're talking about K-5 when I went to public school in which I loved the school but hated the kids that I went with, or 6th grade till graduation where I was homeschooled and loved the school and enjoyed learning a bit more.
Hated it. Hated every second. The best times of my school life was in 4th grade when I got CMV and was too sick for school. I was so so sick for three weeks and then the doctors didn't want me going back to school. They put me on the homebound program and I had a teacher come to my house for six weeks ~ best six weeks of my entire schooling life until my mom took me out of school in the beginning of tenth grade.
I hated school. I loved learning, but I hated hated hated school.
And I went to a LOT of schools. My dad was in the Navy and we moved every year or two. I was always the new girl and I have never had the ability to go up to people and make friends. I'm still like that.
I got picked on in the beginning of fourth grade ~ to the point I thought I wanted to be dead.
In tenth grade, I got picked on and bullied because I didn't want to go out with this guy anymore. I wasn't really into the whole dating thing and once he started talking about sex, which I really wasn't ready for, I broke up with him. My friends all hated me, I was a total outcast. Also, it was a small tiny town ~ all the kids had been in the same schools (one elementary, one middle school, and one high school for the town) their entire lives, and the guy was a favorite of the town. It wasn't good for me.
I hated it! It felt like I was in a soap opera set in a prison ( my description of it now looking back) I was the kid that would hide from the bus & pray that the other kids didn't tell I was hiding. I was so thankful when I found out I was pregnant with my son at age 15 & was able to convince my parents to let me stay home & not go back to public school. They didn't know it at the time but (knowing now what I know about unschooling) they unschooled me. You know the funny thing is that no matter how much I hated school, I have always loved to learn, nothing they did to me there stopped my love for learning.
In elementary school, I was totally ignored by all the other kids. I got a decent education but the overall experience left me traumatized. In 6th grade, I moved to another school district with less money. I fit in better and still got a decent education. I was never pushed or paid attention to by my parents (lived with my mom and my dad had no authority because I met him when I was 10), so I developed some bad time management habits. I didn't do school work on time and never applied myself. I'm hoping to be more involved with my kids and notice their strengths and weaknesses early on.
I enjoyed school for the most part... K-6th grade was my favorite years, I was in the same school, had tons of friends. Made good grades..... Life was pretty up in the air & was full of fun! (but as a parent, i would not want my child to step into my 5th grade shoes ever!)..
Then we moved & I entered the 7th grade at a new school. Finding new friends was HARD. The social groups where different than my other school. $$ meant A LOT. Designer clothes where noticed.. I always felt alone. In the 6 years I was at my "new school" I never had the amount of fun I had in 1 summer at my old school with my old friends...
--- From a teens/kids point of view, school was awesome, easy & I could not have imagined being homeschooled by my mom... But looking back as a parent, my experiences in school/ life scare me. From the time I was in 3rd grade until graduation, I pretty much lived & acted like a 16yo.. I hung out with older kids. I experienced life at a very young age..
I don't think I hated school, but I struggled with my grades. I had A,B and C grades most of the time. More B and C than anything else.
I didn't like most of the people I went to school with. I had my little circle of friends and I got along with most of the teachers, even the ones most people couldn't stand.
I was a fairly average student. I worked hard but I don't have a love of learning until I hit high school and college. I didn't develop a love of books until I went to a private school and finally got some good teachers. I also feel I had a very poor foundation in elementary. Teachers didn't push me hard enough to excel. I felt that my teachers didn't really know me well enough to push me to reach past my limits. I consider myself fairly good in when it came to English but having a hard time in Science and math. Although right now I am really learning to love science. It is amazing how much more you enjoy a subject once you understand it better.
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