The Getting To Know The Blogger Challenge: School

I’m doing the 15 Getting To Know The Blogger Challenge, started by A Little Unhinged.  Today I’m answering question 4 about school!

4)  What kind of student were you in school?

From braids to no braids.  First picture is from 2nd grade maybe? 4th grade and 5th grade. I believe all pictures until high school were burned.

I was an ok student in elementary school.  I was a daydreamer.  I had some issues with bringing my work back.  I understand that I hid my work under a rock or something even though it was completed.  I was an odd kid.  It might have had something to do with moving around so much?  In 3rd grade I was in Gifted and Talented but I didn’t like the extra work.  I’m not sure what happened after that.  This is when I lived in Connecticut.  Honestly the only thing I remember about this place was the following:  1)  There was a giant boulder behind our house 2) I got glasses in 4th grade 3) I started band in 4th grade and was told I had no musical talent 4) I started private lessons at a studio that smelled weird, 5)  There was a creek between home and my elementary school 6)  There was no hot lunch program, so I took PB&J every day for a year 7) We read Huck Finn in Gifted and Talented, and then visited Mark Twain’s house.

This must be 11th Grade.

Somehow I got it together and from then on I was a terrific student.  I graduated in the top of my class from high school, went on to Community College and then later a 4 year private school and STILL got good grades.  Unfortunately for me, this did not help in the long run.  I’m good at school, it’s the real world that has not been good for me!  HA HA!

Ah Senior Pictures. Big hair and big dreams.

I graduated with a BME-This is not a BM with Extra Power or something, it means Bachelor of Music Education.  I was persuaded to switch to this major.  I didn’t really know what I wanted to do then and I still don’t know what I want to do now.  I know I could teach preschool and be perfectly happy, but they are making it harder and harder to do that without an Early Childhood degree. For you who are not familiar with our educational system-you cannot simply use one education degree to do something else in education.  They make you do it all over again.  Is it really worth shelling out all of that money to go back to school to do something that pays so little?  I don’t know!

Me graduating from Lord Valdemort College (The College That Cannot Be Named). Quit smiling kid, it’s all downhill from here.

Previous Blogger Challenge Posts-  This Could Be Fun:  Doing The 15 Day Blogger Challenge, Where I Grew Up, Favorite Childhood Memories