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Subject:The Friday Five for 9 December 2016: School Days
Time:12:01 am
These questions were written by afteriwake.

1) What was your first day of school like?
2) What was the last day you attended school like?
3) Have you had a teacher who really influenced you?
4) What was the first school you attended?
5) To you, is college important?

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spikesgirl58
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Time:2016-12-09 12:22 pm (UTC)
My answers are here: http://spikesgirl58.livejournal.com/1535723.html
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aellwynde
Subject:never actually shared mine before... thought I do them in my own journal a lot
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Time:2016-12-10 01:36 pm (UTC)
And I am very long-winded... fair warning.


1) What was your first day of school like?
I loved it. I wore a blue flowered dress, one showered, one strap, hair past my bottom. My teacher was clad very similarly, and we all shed out flip-flops as we entered the room. I was thrilled.

2) What was the last day you attended school like?
Eh... disappointing. I had left Borah High, and was working full time through the final semester of my senior year. I was finishing, on time at least, in night school. I am proud of that now, but at the time, I still felt like a failure as my friends donned their green and golds while I wore a plain white robe. Now-husband is the only one who came to my graduation. I don't even remember the final day of class, actually.

3) Have you had a teacher who really influenced you?
I was fortunate enough to have a few. Mrs. Vogt in 7th grade English gave me a real love of reading, writing, and all things words and grammar. She made me believe that I could write. For better or worse. In high school, there was a chemistry teacher who believed in me after a counselor told me that their was no way that I was AP chem material... he helped me go on to get a 100%. We both had him. And an amazing ASL teacher. A reading teacher that we both still quote. "Right brain explosions"... when you suddenly think of something that bad been bugging you for a while, that you just couldn't think of, and it suddenly pops into the creative side of your brain. Love that still. :) We both had Pankratz for history, who began life as a coach, and still slammed desks and yelled "I'mma schnuff you out!" when he got angry. We still say that to each other, in a fit of giggles.

I love that we have that shared history.

I may have 22 schools behind me, from K-12... but the last few were with my husband, and I love that.

4) What was the first school you attended?
Hale Kula. House of School. It was the best of the best introduction to school that I could have had. (the next was the worst possible!...heh) A beautifully round, maternal Hawaiian woman with knee length hair, a flower behind her ear, twinkly eyes, and dimples. She clearly loved children, and she had hand-made leis for us as she welcomed us to her classroom. We had naps on mats woven of palm reeds. That I didn't learn till I was there again in third grade were made by the older students who made them on field trips to the Polynesian Cultural Center. How cool is that? :) We had an ice cream scoop of rice on the lunch tray every day- and I still love sticky rice. GOOD sticky rice.

5) To you, is college important?
It is. For some. Not all. I wish I could go. I wish I had gone. It wasn't reasonable for me, at the time. We were so very young. We agreed that Ben would go first, as he had more earning potential... I wanted to teach. And, we got pregnant so, so fast- depo does not work for all. And we wanted one of us home with the kids, so it just made sense. And now, health wise, I barely function these days.

And in our society, it is made further difficult by crushing loans. I have spent months so far applying for grants and scholarships for my son who is a junior in HIGH SCHOOL. And who is terrified of loans. At his arts charter school, they have these posters, like the ones we had for drugs when we were in school, that say: "No student loans... don't do it... not even once"
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fieryphoenix
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Time:2017-01-04 11:15 pm (UTC)
Working backward through them!

http://fieryphoenix.livejournal.com/1740968.html
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