In this picture I am in sixth grade with my mom, the teacher. These days I am a teacher. I work every day at Mountain Brook Elementary School as their permanent substitute. I never know who I am going to be or what grade I am teaching half the time. I play math teacher, librarian, art teacher, music teacher, mother for a day and hall monitor just to name a few. Most of all I strive to be a friend to all the wonderful children in my school, especially the 6th graders.
Today I was in 6th grade math and I noticed the teacher had a passage about her life in sixth grade posted on her board. I thought it was neat that she was letting the children see the world through her eyes when she was their age. What a bright way to connect with your students. It inspired me to write about my sixth grade memories. The world according to a twelve year old 20 years later…
When I Was in Sixth Grade
By: Mrs. Seale
When I was in sixth grade I had braces. My mom finally let me get bangs.
My best friends(depending on what day it was) were Mandy Morgan, Alison Hopper then Lauren Doyle and Sarah Merritt.
My brother was a sophomore in College.
I had a crush on Robby Rowan.
My favorite book was Sweet Valley High.
My favorite thing was my RED Liz Claiborne purse.
My favorite subject was reading. Favorite Teacher, Mrs. Battle the English teacher. Mrs. Battle's husband was a judge. I was a pre-teen model.
My reading teacher had us read one chapter from "To Kill a Mocking Bird". The chapter in which Atticus kills the wild dog.
In Library the next week I checked out “To Kill a Mocking Bird” and wrote, “Robby Rowan is fine" on the back cover. In 8th Grade I coincidentally checked out the same copy and forgot to return it before 8th grade graduation. I have it on my bookshelf today. Somebody who had the book before me wrote the word “How” in pen above the title.
In 6th grade I took ballet and celebrated my 6th year in the Nutcracker dancing in the role of a MOUSE.
I was a swimmer and the last leg swimming freestyle on the Piedmont Pool 11-12 girls medley relay. I was the fastest freestyle swimmer in my age group that summer.
In 6th grade I cried for two days because I did not make cheerleading, but two of my best friends did.
My favorite TV shows were Punky Brewster and Family Ties.
Favorite Song, Livin on a Prayer by Bon-Jovi.
My favorite game was spotlight; all the neighborhood friends played it.
My favorite place to eat was Mr. Gatti's Pizza.
My friends and I loved to ride our bikes to Dairy Queen and the Mall (both a mile from my house).
When I was in 6th grade my Dad went to London with the Navy for two weeks and brought back the CD Broadway Soundtrack Les Miserables. I listened to it just about every day until I was 16. I have the poster he also brought home framed in my living room today.
On the last day of school in 6th grade my dad picked me up and a six-week-old Siberian Husky was sitting in the passengers seat. He had one blue eye and one brown eye. Alison Hopper named him Mojo.
I loved sixth grade and I love my sixth graders today.