I decided that I am going to give this a shot because:
- I haven't made any crafts, or have any other ideas
- My house is a mess, and I don't want to even think about it at the moment.
- Finally, all the kids are sitting together watching a movie quietly...for now
* This isn't my earliest memory, honestly this was the first thing that came to mind, so I am sticking with instinct*
Who doesn't love a personal pan pizza...for free...as a child!?
Well if you have not a clue what I am talking about...the program was called Book It!! I loved Book It, I was (still am) an avid reader. This program was perfect for me. I got something free, for doing something that I already loved to do. What could be better than that????
Tell me you didn't think that this was the coolest pin ever...if you say no, your lying!
Later in years (4th grade year for me) my school decided to switch programs, this new program was called 600 minutes. You had to keep a log about what books you were reading, and how many minutes you read each day. After you completed the program (600 minutes of reading, within about two months) you were given a free ticket to Six Flags!! Don't get me wrong I liked Pizza but you have rides, games, fireworks, and pizza at Six Flags! Now for an avid reader (like me), who could and often did/does read an hour a day, this was cake. I mean honestly I was that nerdy kid that had The Babysitters Club books delivered to my house!
Please tell me I wasn't the only one who read these books, and then tried to start my own Babysitters Club?! Right?
So within ten days this kid was done! I was so excited to turn that paper log in, I knew I was the first kid in the school to do it....yeah a little nerdy show off dancing was part of the process. My teacher, after looking at the paper, told me that my mom must have signed off on a fake log, that there was no way that I was already done!! Come on lady I am part of the school AR group (advanced reading) are you kidding?!?! I was so upset, my teacher called me a "liar" in front of everyone (basically), I had told everyone I was done, and now they all thought I had lied! The teacher refused to take my log, and told me to really read this time or I wouldn't be getting a free ticket. My mom was PI$$ED!! She complained but it did no good, so she made me a fake log, a month later we turned it in with a lot of BS 15 minutes here, 20 minutes there kind of entries.....yeah great job teacher, way to make children proud of their accomplishments there.
The teacher was a great teacher, I just think that she honestly didn't think that a 4th grade child would read an hour a day! I think my teacher was really just trying to keep me honest. Come on fess up, you know that there are parents out there who do their kids homework, or even lie about it. She probably thought she was teaching my mom a lesson in honesty too!
My first roller coaster The Texas Giant!
Tallest wooden roller coaster in the...US at the time!
I laugh about it now, and it didn't scar me for life. I still read like crazy, mostly in the bath when the kids are asleep.....heck my bathwater gets ice cold and I never even notice it sometimes.
Talk about reading in the bath!!
I need one of these *hint hint* Jerm
This takes reading in the bath to another level too!
* I found all the pictures on Pinterest, some went to actual sites while others, yeah to nothing!*
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