Do you still remember your first day at primary school?

@nagikka (411)
Italy
October 16, 2009 5:44am CST
Can you still remember particulars? what you were feeling? what was the first thing that you did ? I remember I wasn't scared at all, many of my classmates were crying but I wasnt because my parents had bought me tons of new items for school and a brand new Barbie so I associated school with something positive for me and that's how it's bee durin the first five years of primary school. I remember starting to talk with a kid who eventually sat next to me, we used to exchange our food and I was really curious about his school bag because it used to have an "emergency" pocket just in case the kid needed something to cure himself, like a papercut and the like. I sat a my place and got my drawing album with two rabbits in a swimsuit printed on. I drew one of my grandmother's friends, go figure why lol then the teacher told me to stop because that's not what I was supposed to do. That's all I can remember of my first day, how about you?
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@amijor (234)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
I remember the very first "misconduct" I did on my very first day in primary school. I pulled the hair of the boy sitting next to me. I pulled his hair so bad that I got a handful of his hair! Makes me laugh just to remember it.
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@nagikka (411)
• Italy
16 Oct 09
ahaha was the first misconduct followed by other ones ? or was it just a single event ? eheh
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
I remember i am so shy that I would not enter the room unless my mom also enter in my classroom. So after much pushing and pulling I am convince to go and listen to my mom prodding. By the way I transfer from other places to live and study in other places. So i lost my bestfriends and left my friends from the previous town..So..I need to start again to make new friends and trust new faces..It is really hard to proceed with the adjustment period having to start over and over again. Then, after 5 years my family moves again thus have to meet new friends again..
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@nagikka (411)
• Italy
16 Oct 09
why did you have to move so often? I can imagine it's been hard for a child to get used to new places and meeting new friends
@hexeduser22 (5853)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
To be honest I couldn't remember it anymore. I just know that I'm really small, thin, shy and a bit silly
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@nagikka (411)
• Italy
16 Oct 09
why silly ? ehehe
• China
16 Oct 09
till now, when i was recalling of that day ,it remains kept in my mind deeply ,i entered into a wrong classroom..i didn't realize what happened untill the teacher began to made a roll call and then i was took to the another classroom which i suposed to at, the whole class looked at me ..the teacher led me to the sole vacant seat and hinted me to sit there ,and the next episode was fade away in my mind ,that's my day haha
@nagikka (411)
• Italy
16 Oct 09
aww poor kid, entering the wrong classrom isn't the best way to start school eheh
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
16 Oct 09
I can still remember my first day at primary school. When I was accepted by the primary school, I went to school for learning new knowledge although I am not at study. Yes, I was crying when I entered school for the first time and didn't want to go there any more. At the same time, I entered middle school and I was tired from learning. Now, I am accepted by a famous university in my country, but I am really tired of learning all the time.
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@nagikka (411)
• Italy
16 Oct 09
congratulations for having been accepted at University ! I remember I couldn't believe my eyes when I got accepted at Uni (we had to pass a test and there were 400 places for over 800 people asking) and my father was jumping in joy lol you shouldn't be tired of learning, I used to think the very same thing but I changed my mind and now I'm always trying to learn new things both by reading books and surfing the web :)
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
I was a very shy child when I was young. It was so difficult for me during that time. I remembered my very first day in school, I was in kinder. The teacher told me to go and stick a picture of an apple to the board. I could not go the board because I was too shy, I need to get my mother to accompany me to the board. But, the teacher won't allow my mother, so I cried a lot. That was my very first day at school.
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@nagikka (411)
• Italy
16 Oct 09
aww poor you :) I'm studying to become a teacher at primary school but I also had to do some practice at kinder and there was a kid who was so shy .. I was in love with that child, he was so sweet and I did my best to support and help him ^^
@SallyAnna (143)
• United States
16 Oct 09
Hi Nagikka, I was shy and scared my first day of school. I remember the teacher telling us if we needed anything to raise our hands and she would call on us. Well, I needed to go to the restroom really bad. I raised my hand but, the teacher was busy at her desk. I waited and waited what seemed ike forever but, she wasn't looking up at the class I ended up peeing my pants, I was sooooooo embarrassed I had to call my mother to pick me up from school. I was just to shy to call out to the teacher and wanted to follow the rules by raising my hand.
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@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
Yes, I still vividly remember the day I was in school. Like most of the newly enrolled students, I was so scared. Different world, different environment. But as days progressed, I got to enjoy the company of my friends.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
17 Oct 09
Thank God, the answer is YES! I still do remember my first day in the primary school pretty vividly. I had changed from kindergarten to the primary school, so there were all new faces and I remember feeling both scared and sad at the same time. The sadness surged in when my nanny left me at the classroom and went away. I was feeling lonely and separated from her and was nervous to be sitting in an ambiance which seemed alien to me. It was partially also because I had switched to a school with lower standard of education since we had relocated and there wasn't an option of a better school anywhere close. I gradually got adjusted and made many friends and studied there for seven years before switching again for my high school.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
I remember on my first day in school I was scared I need my father to go with me I use it for almost a week after that I feel with my classmate. And it's laughing about because until i reach in secondary stage, until in my college days I want that at first I'm with my father.
• Brazil
17 Oct 09
I just remmembered that I hated the school and just wanted to meet my mother.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
Maybe I am quite old already. Hahaha, I do not have any recollection of my first day in primary school. Of course there were some tidbits of memories during my primary school days but as to the first day that I step inside the classroom, there was no memory anymore.
@Weizen (145)
• China
17 Oct 09
I remember when I enter the school.there are much children near me ,we don't each other.and the teacher ask us introduce each other .so when I troduce myself ,I scared ,I found there are much eyes stare at me .I feel so scared this ,i don't know why they stare me ,but later I know this . Sometime ,when I recall this ,I feel I'm stupid
• India
17 Oct 09
i can still remembar my first day at primary school. when i was accepted by the primary school. i went to school for learning new knowledg.
@Porcospino (19804)
• Denmark
17 Oct 09
I have a photo from my first day at school. My friend and I are standing on the sidewalk close to the school. We are both smiling, and we are very proud of our new clothes and new bags I don't remember much about the things that actually happened on the first day, but I remember that our parents followed us into the classroom, and that they were standing behind our chairs. The tables were like a horseshoe, and my seat was one of the first ones (close to the blackboard) After a while the teacher sent the parents out of the room, and I was nervous about being there on my own and happy when we could finally leave the classroom and return to our parents who were waiting outside.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
I'm 4 years old when I first attended school and I'm the youngest in the class. My first day spend there was full of crying. I remember Mom had to stay for several days as I don't want to be left alone with all those new people. My teacher gave me a pack of candies just to comfort me. It never work the first day though, but a week after, I learned to be on my own.
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Hey, I actually had a similar experience! During the first day of primary school, I kept on shooing my mom away as I felt I could be on my own. She told me she was really surprised as most of my classmates were crying and clinging to their parents. She remembered that I befriended my crying classmates, and comforted them that our parents will be back after school. One boy I befriended became my first crush and we were often paired up after that first day as they saw we really "jived" with each other(lol). Hahahaha!
• United States
16 Oct 09
I remember the teacher was very nice. I had to start school a week late for some reason and the teacher said "Class, welcome our new student!" and everyone was like "Hi!" then I remember the milk during lunch being very cold and the restroom being very nasty. That's about it
• United Kingdom
16 Oct 09
I'm only thirty-four years of age and I still cannot remember that first day at primary school! I do know that I didn't have a very happy childhood back then! I was very unhappy in school and I didn't get along well with others as I was very quiet. As a consequence of this I didn't do well in school academically! It's good to hear that you had quite a positive experience though. I think that the school years are very important as they will turn you into the person you become later on in life. I think that moving from primary school to secondary school, this may have been a far happier period for me, it's all still very vague though and I guess I have forgotton all the pictures and images from back then. Although I didn't do that well in school I would like to think that I am making some positive changes now for the better. Andrew
• Southend-On-Sea, England
16 Oct 09
Yes I remember mine well, even though it was way back in 1959. I had been to a playschool before, so it wasn't so hard from the point of view of being away from home for the first time for a whole day, but it did feel a little sad as this school was so very different to how my playschool had been. I can remember at the primary school there was a sandpit in the classroom, and a Wendy House. One little girl called Wendy wouldn't let anyone else play in the Wendy House, claiming it as her own because she shared her name with it. Also there was a boy called Colin who kept throwing metal bricks into a steel tank, and the noise was getting on my nerves. I wondered at the time why the teacher didn't tell him to stop or do it more quietly, but she just tolerated it.