do any of you remember these?
My friends and I spent many hours, playing on one of these at recess.
Of course, that was way back then, when recess was a REAL thing.
When I was in elementary school, we had three recesses a day. I'm not talking about ten minute breaks......we had at least 30 minute play times. Long enough for the girls to play Miss America, and dress up while doing so. (Yes...we even had sashes)
Those were the days when kids had respect for their bus driver!
No bus monitor was needed....if the bus driver had to discipline one of us....we would quickly find ourselves in the Principle's office....as soon as that bus was parked. (and kids were usually spanked at the end of the day, by their parents)
Every child had one of these!!
My grandfather owned a "Filling Station" way back then. As soon as school was out for the Summer, my sister, brothers and I would start telling Papa to be sure and save us a cigar box!
Papa, had the whole Summer to sell enough cigars to be able to have at least four empty boxes for us kids to use, the next school year.
and oh yes......the much needed
"Big Chief" tablet. This was all a kid needed, back in the day!
I went to Target yesterday and oh my.....the school supplies isle was filled with people and shopping carts.
Red pen, blue pen, black pen, markers, specific erasers, certain kinds of glue, pocket folders, composition notebooks, and even a digital scan disk for a camera!!!
The school list are huge!! The school Supply list is quite PRICEY!!!!
I know that the world has so much more to offer for students, but I must say...."I liked things the way they were, back in my elementary days"
The days are clicking away for this Summer break.