there are some things in life that are unforgettable

@cynthiann (18613)
Jamaica
March 12, 2009 12:26pm CST
and starting school is one of them. Most of us can remember our first day at school and the name of our first teacher. My teacher's name was Miss Clifton. She was tall, old, skinny with long bony fingers and stiff white hairs on her chin - I thought she was a witch. I was sent off to school one orange- leaved September Day with my eldest sister in charge of me. I was five years old and she told me to get a set at the front of the classroom because of the approaching winter. She also said that the te4acher's desk was close to the coal fire so I was to sit as close to the teacher as possible so as not to freeze in the winter. Can you remmber your first day at school and the name of your teacher?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
12 Mar 09
i don't remember the first day but remember my teacher's name. miss jones & i had ger for the first, 2nd & 3rd grades. she had a mean ruler. lol
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
12 Mar 09
Did she use it on the palm of your hand or on the knuckles? LOL
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
12 Mar 09
she would use it on your palm & make u hold your hand stiff as a board. it did smart. lol
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
12 Mar 09
Our headmistress made us do that ands yes, it did hurt. She took a sadistic delight in doing so too. I hated them all. My primary school days were a nightmare and High School was not much better.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
12 Mar 09
My first grade teacher was Mrs. Eubanks. I also sat in the front of the class. I loved being close to the teacher's desk and the blackboard.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
12 Mar 09
Were you teacher's pet? I hated the teacher but hated the cold in a very serious way. I bet you were the one who put her hand up first and looked happy as she knew that she had the correct answer?
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
12 Mar 09
No, wasn't a teacher's pet. Oh, later in school, I got called that. But I did love to raise my hand and be called on for the answers. I loved school from day one! I should have been a teacher myself.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
12 Mar 09
I used to teach but gave it up some 15 years ago. I was good too but once it stopped becoming fun then I knew that I would do my students no good at all and so I left the classroom. Many thanks for responding
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
12 Mar 09
I guess my kindergarten was forgettable. I do not remember her much or her name. I do not remember my first day of school either. I do remember that my teacher was pregnant and we had a sub for a few months.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
12 Mar 09
Maybe you had been better prepared by your mother than I was. I was just dressed and told that I would be going to school and mmy eldest sister was in charge of me. That was that. Blessings
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I only went to half day kindergarten and I got to go in the afternoon. That much I remember.
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@AmbiePam (51159)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I remember my first day. It was K-4. I joined mid-semester, but I already knew how to read and write, so I fit in okay. My teacher was so-so. Her name was Mrs. Manning. She was an older woman, and I think maybe she had lost her patience over the years. She wasn't mean, she just didn't have a good demeanor to work with young children.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
16 Mar 09
I removed myself from the classroom when it was no longer fun and I dreaded going to school. It was a disservice to myself and to my students. I worked so hard and became disillusioned and burnt out. sometimes, it is time to go!
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@juliehvr (40)
• United States
14 Mar 09
My 1st teacher was Mrs. June Moss of South Pittsburg, Tennessee. She was a real sweetie, she taught for many many years and then was Principal of the Elementary School that I attended by the time my Children started. They also loved her, she retired last year. I will never forget her, she got to know every child that attended her school, she protected each and every one of them like they were her own.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
15 Mar 09
Now she spounds like a dedicated teacher. I was in tennessee two weeks ago for the first time in Jefferson city (?) I rthink. so enjoyed myself.
• United States
13 Mar 09
I have a story similar to that. When I was in kindergarden I remember it all still bein so new to me. I was nervous , scared an confused about the enviroment an all the people. One day is most rembrable is when I was sitting at my desk an the teacher was standing in front of the whole classroom ,and I remember me being in the front of the role and I really had to go pee. So I told my teacher an she said well you are just gonna have to hold it until all your friends go to okay? So me only being five and scared anyways I was not smart enough to just say no I can't hold it I need to go an that be it...... I just kept sitting there and finally going pee.... but not in the bathroom were I should have went no no sure did'nt I went pee right there sitting in my desk in the front of the role right infront of everyone!!! OMG the embarisment , I felt my face feel up with heat besides my pants and legs ,oh an shoes,floor.....ohhh then I remember that teacher walken up to me an sayen "sweetie what happened to you" ahhhhhhh duhhh I peed all over my self here lady cant you see your walken threw a big water puddel were there should'nt be one..So I started crying an had to get up infront of god and everybody to go out the classroom door to be able to go the office to get themto call my mom .....O 'Boy my mom can up there and went OOFFF on that teacher an my mom made her cry... she deserved it ....I told that lady I had to PEE! lol
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
13 Mar 09
WHAT AN EMBARRASSMENT FOR YOU. SHE SHOULD HAVE LET YOU USE THE BATHROOM IMMEDIATELY. I'm glad that you mother gave her what for. That must have been awful for you. These things just stay with us forever. Thanks for sharing
• United States
13 Mar 09
I actually have a really good memory, but I can't remember my first day of school. I was a pretty quiet kid, so I magine I either cried or didnt talk much at first. I do remember each and every one of my grade school tachers though.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
13 Mar 09
Maybe one day something will happen and you will remember. I can remember the names of all my teachers too.
@23uday (2998)
• India
13 Mar 09
Hi friend, Yes in every one's life some thing that they never unforgettable in life forever. In my life some things are unforgettable are In my school teachers Malika mom Desh pandy chary sir My school days enjoyment with friends my long trip with friends my jounery in North and south india with my family.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
13 Mar 09
I agree with you - teachers are not to be fogotten. Thank you for respponding
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
yes i remmember my first day in school, it is so boring because i have no friends in that they in school.The name of my first teacher is Mrs. pearl she was friendly and has a pleasing personality so it make me happy.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
13 Mar 09
I had no friends in the class eother. I'm glad that your tracher was nice to you though. Thaks for responding
• Canada
13 Mar 09
I sure can cynthiann! My teacher's name was Miss Ames and she was lovely... I really liked her a lot! My very first day I road in on the big yellow school bus and was paired up with an older student who would help me to get to class.... When I got there as I rounded the corner I saw a little girl standing by the wall approached her and we went and played in he sand box...She became my very best friend! There is a lot I remember about Kindergarten but too much to share just now! ~Heavens~
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
13 Mar 09
ah, thank you for sharing this wonderful happy memory. I'm so glad that all was well for you on that momentous day. Many thanks
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
12 Mar 09
No actually...I can remember second grade and my teachers name but I can't remember anything about kindergarden....
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
13 Mar 09
They have pills for this. Ask your doctor about them. lol
• United States
12 Mar 09
Yes it is strange. I have a bad memory but I do remember my first school, Spring Garden School in DDO, Quebec, Canada. And my teacher's name was Ms Altar. She was super sweet. I didn't know how to speak a word of English, so she had this girl from grade six help me out. Ms Alter had blond curly/wavy hair. She was probably in her 30s or 40s at the time. I wonder where and how she's doing now...
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
12 Mar 09
I am so glad that she was kind to you. It must have been so hard for you to learn English. Thanks for responding
@wavelander (1529)
• Portugal
12 Mar 09
I don't remember my first day but i still my first teacher's name Mr. Bexiga
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
12 Mar 09
Maybe you were crying? I cried so hard that they took me to my eldest sister. I hated school. Many thanks for responding
@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
31 Mar 09
I was 2 and a half year old when i started to go to school. Nope i dont remember the name or the face my teacher then. I remember my school though. Its name was Plateau Private in a city called Jos Nigeria. It was a small school on a small hill with lots of animals grazing around the class rooms which we had I guess built of mud and clay. I have very abstract memory of my first school but certainly I loved my school. I remember I fell down in the courtyard while I was chased by a goat and I was bruised, lol. I think my teacher was a big African woman with a bigger heart filled with love and care but truly I cannot remember her name.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
31 Mar 09
What a lovely memory Bodhi. Thanks for sharing