Posts in category "Grammar School Memory"

Dance Moms reminds me of my own unusual dance teacher

In case you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the greatest worst show on television – Dance Moms – let me sum it up.  Dance teacher Abby Lee Miller screams like an animal at the quite talented bunch of little dancers, calling them ‘trash’ and ‘not that swift,’ among other insults. And, the quite talented little bunch... Read more »

Bye, Bye Brown Bag

In case you haven’t seen the ChicagoTribune today or read the ChicagoNow blogs Life as I see it or District 299, there is a Chicago Public Schools policy that allows principals to ban brown bag lunches. I hear a voice.  Hold on.  It’s my own voice.  At 6 years old.  I’m screaming “NOOOOOOO!!” Ok, ok,... Read more »

Haircut Gone Wrong

My mother claims she had nothing to do with it.  She swears she didn’t tell the lady to chop it all off.  To this day, her testimony is that she turned around and I had no hair.Whatever.All I know is that my worst nightmare came true.  I was 6 years old and I wanted long... Read more »
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My first grade reading teacher was a witch

My first grade reading teacher was a witch
She used to fly into class on her broom with her pointy hat barely missing the doorway.  And, she had a wart on her nose.  And, she smoked a pipe. Ok, not really. But, she was not a very nice lady.  She – let’s call her Mrs. X – seemed to take pleasure in screaming... Read more »

Scripps National Spelling Bee is ON! What's your Bee memory?

4th grade#3 SchoolBelleville, New JerseyMrs. A’s class (my class) vs. Mrs. F’s class (the enemy) This bee might not have been aired on ESPN but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a total smackdown.  At least in my head. I can’t remember what the grand prize was and I can’t remember the word that led to... Read more »