9 Things You Remember from School That NH Kids Today Just Wouldn’t Understand
This could be the understatement of the century: Things sure aren't as they used to be, especially the way we teach our kids.
Here are a few things that were absolutely the norm at the time, but just don't even exist in schools today:
1. Cursive: Hand-written anything is becoming a thing of the past. That's a shame. I often look at the writing of my dead relatives and it feels like I still have a small piece of them with me.
2. Getting hit from the Teacher: Oh yes, my friend. I went to Catholic school and if you talked when you weren't supposed to or got caught passing a note, you were whacked. It was the way it was. You didn't run to your parents to tell them, you prayed that they never found out!!
3. Chalkboard: Why are there no chalkboards anymore? What do teachers write on? Do they even write anything anymore? Is it all digital? I know I sound 1,000 years old, but I just don't get that one.
4. Card catalogs: Nope. No need for a card catalog when you can just look it up on the computer.
5. Encyclopedias: One word: Google
6. Duck and cover bomb drills: Kids, this was a thing. If there was a nuclear bomb that was launched at America, apparently, a desk would be your protection. You literally had to squash yourself underneath the desk. Good part about that was - your face was close to your butt so you could kiss it good-bye.
7. No pants for Girls: Thank goodness this rule changed. It was a rule to be sure. Girls had to wear dresses. If you didn't you'd be sent home.
8: Physicals, eye/ear tests in school. GAWD! These were horrifying. Especially because every child in that whole school wanted to know how much I weighed. Oh, I HATED physical day.
9. Powered soap in the bathroom: This was kinda lumpy sand that you were expected to wash your hands with. Now that I think of it, I kinda liked it.
Get back to school, Kids. Soon, you'll make your own list.