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summertime
Summertime  (Level: 111.0 - Posts: 1122)
Wed, 17th Mar '10 2:33 AM

A LIST OF FIRSTS - PART 1

Let's begin with First Grade Teachers. Do your remember your teacher's name? If so, share a memory and tell us why she/he is memorable. I'll start -

Oh, okay, let's get this out of the way now; the year was 1952, okay? I was attending Horace Cureton elementary school in San Jose, California. My first grade teacher's name was Mrs. Weber; I can still picture her in my mind's eye. She taught our class a new word every day; which was supposedly over and above our reading level. One day the word was "where"...hey, this was fifty-eight years ago, long before Sesame Street! The next morning, Mrs Weber asked for a show of hands from those who remembered the "new" word and how it was spelled. You got it. I was the only one who remembered. While Mrs. Weber gushed about how smart I was; the other kids glared at me. I wasn't trying to be a show-off; could I help it if I was that smart?


Who was your first grade teacher?


scrabq
Scrabq  (Level: 76.7 - Posts: 167)
Wed, 17th Mar '10 2:42 AM

My first grade teacher was Miss Anderson. That was at Telebang State School, Queensland. The school is not there any more, just the entry gates and a cement block where the water tank was.

She was tall and pretty.

I met her again at a school reunion sixty years later. She was a little old lady who hardly came up to my shoulder. Isn't it amazing how people shrink in such a short time?

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Wed, 17th Mar '10 8:15 AM

WOW! My first grade teacher was Miss Sedman. Petite and beautiful. We were here first assignment. I dropped the big glass jar of (white) paste, shattering it on the floor. I actually had put it on top of my head and was wiggling my hips like a native girl for some reason ( I know but i was only 6). Learned a new word: Embarrassment! She sent me to the Office on her first day.

As first graders we had our own small private rest room within our classroom. Later still that first day a pair of underwear was found left in the rest room. Wow. Underwear Check the first day. Because of profiling I was the first one that they checked. Had mine. Some kid named Doug that used to crap on the playground was the guilty party. I really thought (after that first day) that school was going to be fun.

My first teacher got married after a few months. We were allowed to call her Mrs.Cooper or Mrs. Sedman-Cooper. I think that Farrah copied her in later years. A friends son said that she retired while he was a student at good ole Westview Elementary.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5490)
Wed, 17th Mar '10 8:39 PM

My first grade teacher was Mrs. Rose Clark. We called her Mrs. Rose. This was at Dayton City School in Dayton Tennessee. She always read a bible verse and said a short prayer before school started for the day. (This was 1960 folks)....Not to brag or anything but I was called on alot to read aloud because I could already read when I started first grade! She was the nicest lady...She always had time for each child in her class and she made each of us feel really special. She passed away when I was in the fifth grade. Her sister also taught at the same school and I had her in the fourth grade...Mrs. Rose taught my daddy and Mrs. Hutchins (her sister) taught my mom.
Vickie


virtus
Virtus  (Level: 162.2 - Posts: 2460)
Wed, 17th Mar '10 8:56 PM

My first grade teacher was Mrs. Rebousin. There was no kindergarten then, but the school was so crowded with grades 1-12 that 1st graders only went for half a day. (So I didn't even get the 12!) Our room was a boiler room. The next year Mrs. Rebousin moved up to 2nd grade with her class. Strangely enough my youngest daughter found herself in that same boiler room for kindergarten MANY years later. Built in the 1920s, it is now an elementary school. They sure don't make schools like that any more. Even the boiler room was better than some of the rooms in the new schools.

vocaltaffy
Vocaltaffy  (Level: 120.0 - Posts: 106)
Wed, 17th Mar '10 10:58 PM

My first grade teacher was Ms. Connell. She was very pretty, and wore long brown leather boots. As tall as she stood, paying attention to her equated to gazing up to a sequoia. She was firm but kind, and spoke eloquently. I asked her if I could marry her. Somehow ended up as the teacher's favorite, though can't remember how. Then there was our first grade music teacher......

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 2:04 AM

I can't remember who my first-grade teacher was - and Summertime says it's because I am OLD!

Hrumph!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 9:10 AM

My first grade teacher was Ms Baker. My only memory I have of her was, she smelled funny, sort of like moth balls. I figured that that was just a "teacher smell"
I can also remember when I saw my third grade teacher, Ms McDonald sitting on a bar stool at a Monroe Street lounge. I was SHOCKED. I did not think that teachers were allowed to do that, ( this was the '40's you know), and I didn't tell anybody for a while because I thought "they" would get me, whoever "they" were. Oh,,,before you get the idea that I hung around the bars when I was in the third grade, the front door of the bar was open and the first few barstools were visible from the sidewalk. I didn't actually start drinking until the fourth grade. LOL

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 11:43 AM

My first grade teacher was....well, I don't recall her name right now, but she was MEAN. She poked me in the back with the pointy tip of her Bic pen, pulled me out of my chair by my hair (which was down to my waist at the time), and refused to let me use the bathroom during class. I was an extremely quiet, shy student and I have no idea what I'd done to tick her off. But I know she was mean to everyone because my older brother had her for 1st grade, as well, and he relates similar stories. She was an old lady and I guess she was ready to retire and not deal with a bunch of little kids.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 7:04 PM

My first grade teacher was Miss Green, and she was wonderful, I don't know why she left us, but she was replaced by a mean lady who humiliated me because I couldn't spell bicycle.

summertime
Summertime  (Level: 111.0 - Posts: 1122)
Fri, 19th Mar '10 2:08 AM

Great stories...thanks for sharing!


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