52 Weeks of Personal History & Genealogy: Week #43 – Worst School Subject

My least favorite subject in school was PE. I hated it. It involved playing games with other kids and I was never the athletic type. Also, I was incredibly shy and hated to be the center of attention for even a few minutes! I would do everything I could to avoid going to PE.

I also hated recess. I know most other kids love it but I hated it! I never made real friends until I was in high school so I just sort of wandered around and felt out of place most of the time. I was much happier in the classroom learning to read and do math.

As I got older, I hated any class that made me give a speech or do a lot of class participation. I would avoid those classes as much as possible!


 

Week #43 – Worst School Subject
Week 43. Worst School Subject. What was your worst or least favorite subject in school and why?

This challenge runs from Saturday, October 22, 2011 through Friday, October 28, 2011.


 

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

 

52 Weeks of Personal History & Genealogy: Week #42 – Favorite School Subject

I have always loved learning. I like learning new things! I don’t really know that any one was my favorite subject. My two favorites were probably math classes and English classes.

I like to read! This is something that my parents started when I was a little kid. They gave me books when I was a really little kid. I could read before I started Kindergarten! When I was a kid, I would read books about animals mostly. Later, I read the Laura Ingalls Wilder series. After that phase, I started reading mysteries especially Agatha Christie novels. Now, I read romance novels especially Nora Roberts and Lynnsay Sands.

The other favorite subject was math. I have always loved numbers. I like that they always function the same way. 1 plus 1 always equals two and it always will! This is somehow comforting to me. I like that math is something that you can COUNT on!

I was always good in school. I never had problems with my grades and I have always been one of those people who just got the answers in school. Maybe math and reading are my two favorites because I seem to be equally good at the two sides of my brain. When I took the SAT, I scored equally well on both the verbal and the math sections. Apparently this isn’t usual but it stayed the same for me even when I re-took the test!

 


 

Week #42 – Favorite School Subject
Week 42. Favorite School Subject. What was your favorite subject in school and why? Was it also your best subject?

This challenge runs from Saturday, October 15, 2011 through Friday, October 21, 2011.


 

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

 

52 Weeks of Personal History & Genealogy: Week #41 – Teachers

I don’t remember my early teachers very well. But I do remember that my Kindergarten teacher had this little reading circle where we would all gather on this carpet and she would read us stories. I remember liking that! I have always loved to read and I could read before I went to Kindergarten but I liked to be read to as well.

In junior high, I had a teacher for English who made us all give speeches to the class. I hated it at the time and I really resented that part of my grade was based on this speech. However, when I graduated from College I wrote her a thank you note. That speech was the beginning of me overcoming my paralyzing shyness! That speech was the beginning of the changes to my life that allowed me several years later to stand in front of a classroom and be a graduate assistant teaching a lab (without passing out from anxiety)!!

I had many professors in college who I respected and who made impacts on my life. One of them I still see occasionally and is a man I respect to this day for many reasons! The other was a man who made a great impact on my life by offering me a graduate assistant position and who helped me learn to reach for what I want. He taught several of my college classes and I remember every one of them as being incredibly difficult! However, I learned a lot from him! Unfortunately, he died several years ago, but his memory lives on in every student he challenged as well as in the hearts of his family.

 


 

Week #41 – Teachers
Week 41. Teachers. Did you have a favorite teacher when you were growing up? What class(es) did this person teach and why did he/she make an impact on your life?

This challenge runs from Saturday, October 8, 2011 through Friday, October 14, 2011.


 

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

 

52 Weeks of Personal History & Genealogy: Week #40 – Trouble

If we got into trouble, there was swift and sure punishment. There were spankings for severe trouble but usually it would just be a talking-to from Mom and Dad!

My brother and sister and I got into the usual kid trouble but nothing very serious so I don’t have too many memories of being in trouble.


Week #40 – Trouble
Week 40: Trouble. What happened when you got into trouble as a child? What was punishment like in your home?

This challenge runs from Saturday, October 1, 2011 through Friday, October 7, 2011.


 

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.