During this winter break, a bunch of old materials from school appeared in my room… relics that my parents kept from my preschool, primary, and secondary school years. A significant project that I had was to review these materials and clear out what I wanted (to make it easier to move when I eventually get a house).
In doing this excavation, I found various writing prompts and pieces of “artwork” (notice the scare quotes!) from my yesteryears.
Thus, because I think it will be interesting, some of my Thursday and Friday posts (for #TBT and #FBF) will be “Old School” sequence posts, where I share artwork and/or writing samples from my younger years. It’s fun to use the blog as a time capsule!
In sixth grade, my Language Arts block had Weekly Writing assignments. The rules of the assignments follow in the picture below, which I will transcribe for those who can’t read cursive well (or in case the picture doesn’t develop):
- 10+ quality sentences.
- Must be in this notebook.
- Due on your day (Wed.)
- Save the trees!! Mark the page.
- Date it, and number it.
And now, the entry, with also a snapshot of my writing back in 1998 (sixth grade). I have actually mentioned this entry in previous blog posts, and my memory of this post was actually pretty close to the wording that I recalled.
How about my trip to SF [San Francisco] for a topic? The hotel we were in was the Hilton. There was a lounge on floors 17 and 21. They have breakfast and a “happy hour.” We had room trouble! In one room, there was a bed missing! In another, P.U.! It was too smokey!  Then the key to another was busted and it wasn’t Friday the 13th! Out of the hotel, we rode in a taxi, on a bus, cable car, and cabless [cable-less] car. We visited Chinatown, the Pier, Marine World, and some more. At the end of the day, we played Bingo to win money. There was a 5K run. I ran it in 30:24 . And before takeoff, we almost missed our plane!
 Teacher comment: “I don’t like that either!”
 Teacher comment: “Good Job :)”
San Diego: 12 days
Fourth Quarter: 40 days